Fifteen years ago, Michael Canick published his remarkable work, A Price Guide To Magic Books, covering titles published between 1639 and 1990. Before this period, precious used magic book lists came in by mail. Magic books enthousiasms would hurry to run through these lists in search of wanted titles and then picked up the phone to place their orders, hoping to be the first ones to call.
In 1991 came in the World Wide Web, then eBay, followed by forums and later by social networks. Mailed lists gradualy became a thing of the past and were replaced by emails, Web pages, posts and on-line auctions.
Canick's guide, although outdated, remains a valuable reference book in the hands of bibliophiles, collectors and historians. Most of them wouldn't part of it.
JoyalStack Price Guide wants to pick up where Cannick's guide ended.
In the last 20 years, prices were collected from various printed lists and Web sites. These were compiled to produce tables of values from 1992 to March 2012, for more than 2,600 titles. To make the guide more interesting and easier to use, 1,250+ illustrations were included.
|1992+||July 1992 to December 2001||1,353 prices|
|2002+||January 2002 to December 2007||3,178 prices|
|2008||January to December 2008||516 prices|
|2009||January to December 2009||2,683 prices|
|2010||January to December 2010||672 prices|
|2011||January to December 2011||437 prices|
|2012||January to March 2012||826 prices|
Martin also specializes in used magic books since 1994. When buying magic book collections, duplicates often show up. You will find some of them advertized on this web site at a reasonable price.
Also on our shelves is a selection of high quality new magic books.
Joyalstack.com presently serves customers from 22 countries.
To keep charges as low as possible, orders are shipped via the surface postal service (small orders in bubble envelopes, large orders in carton boxes).
Money orders and personal checks are also accepted, in US or Canadian dollars. Please make payment to the order of Martin Joyal.