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Hermetic Press

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Conjuror's Press Inc. was the publisher of Conjurers' Monthly Magazine (1945-1949).

Hermetic Press, a publishing company in Seattle founded in 1989 by Stephen Minch, specializes in magic technical literature.

Starting out as the Conjuror's Press when publishing Kirk Charles' book Manual of Restaurant Magic[1], future publications included the works of Alex Elmsley, Milt Kort, Max Maven, Tommy Wonder, and Juan Tamariz. They also publish Roberto Giobbi's best-selling Card College series.

The company has also published important historical books, like a translation of Jean Prévost's Clever and Pleasant Inventions: Part One, from 1584; a biography on Lulu Hearst, the "magnetic girl" who became a star in the 1800s; and the autobiography of Milo & Roger.

In 2016, Hermetic Press merged with Penguin Magic. Posting on the Hermetic Press Forum, Stephen Minch stated that he "needed someone to take over the business-end of the business, so that I have more time to make the books."[2] Since then, Penguin Magic now publishes books under the Hermetic Press imprint.


Penguin Magic - Hermetic Press Imprint


  1. Genii 1989 May, page 750