For Magicians Only



Magic Library- August 1, 2017 marked the opening of the THOMAS K. SALESE MEMORIAL MAGIC LENDING LIBRARY- for magicians only.

Visit the Sparta Avenue Stage to peruse and take out one of the books, tapes or DVDs from the private collection of Thomas K. Salese with additional donations from professional magicians, Fred Schlosshauer (a.k.a "Oscar the Magician", "BoJ the Clown") and the late Gene Cowell (a.k.a. “Blondegene the Magician“).

New DVDs donated by magicians Richard Saunders and Joe McIntyre have been added to library (1/20/19)

The collection is listed in the links below:

Books/lecture notes-Thomas K. Salese Memorial Magic Library

DVDS- Thomas K. Salese Memorial Magic Library- updated 1/20/2019

VHS Tapes-Thomas K. Salese Memorial Magic Library

A portable TV/VCR is also available for lending to view the VHS Tapes.

Feel free to call 973-769-2893 to arrange a convenient time to use the library.

About Thomas K. Salese-

Thomas K. Salese was an enthusiastic amateur magician who passed away on October 8, 2008.  Born February 11, 1952 in the Bronx, the son of Anthony and Eleanor Ricci Salese, he was raised and educated in the Bronx, graduated from Mt. St. Michael Academy and Lehman College where he received his BA in Psychology. He was the proprietor of Thomas K. Salese Antiques in Larchmont, NY. and was an antique dealer and auctioneer for over 35 years. He was an avid reader and an aspiring author who loved to travel,  play basketball, and study close-up magic. Mr. Salese’s collection of magic books, tapes and lecture notes were donated to Sparta Stage Inc. by his wife Norma and their three children: Jessica, David and Elizabeth. His collection is now available for magicians to utilize in this Magic Lending Library.