Who Is "Don's Magic & Books"?

Greetings fellow magicians. I'm Don Bursell, the owner/operator of Don's Magic & Books, selling used (and some new) magic.  I am a full-time variety performer, having worked with Ringling Brothers Circus, Disneyland in California, as well as my own gigs for the last 40 years.

I would consider myself a "magic book junkie", and that is how Don's Magic & Books started.

In 2007 I helped a retiring magician liquidate his illusion show, sending props all round the world to new owners.  In 2012 I helped a family of a deceased missionary-magician sell off his collection.  It gave his family great satisfaction knowing his props and books would continue being used throughout the world.

Since beginning this endeavor, I have now helped many families distribute their magic collections upon their retirement or death.

In the summer of 2019, I purchased all remaining stock of the wonderful magic book "heaven" that was H&R Books, out of Texas (I once sat in the bookstore for over 6 hours, chatting with Richard Hatch, reading everything I could). All of those books have found their way onto my website, and then into other magician's libraries.

I purchase books (sometimes full collections) from other magicians on a regular basis, with the hopes of expanding my offerings to the magic community far & wide.

In 4 years Don's Magic & Books has grown from a small room with only myself, to  6 other part-time friends helping making this a success. You have probably met Greg with me at conventions.  Bruce helps load and unload the books in Minnesota, and provides conversation when we drive to conventions together. Eric, Kaitlyn and Mike help pack orders, as well as photographing and entering titles onto the site as we get them.  My wife, Debbie, does a lot of everything, all while holding down a full time job as a special education teacher.

If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me with your inquiries.

Happy to help the rest of you magic book addicts get some new material.

Don Bursell
Cambridge, MN

donbursell (at) gmail (dot) com