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cbmar
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I'm taking a poll. After 100 people have answered I'll tally the results and post them...

Off the top of your head, do you know the Dewey Decimal code for books on magic tricks?
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Nope. Last magic book I found in a library was in the early 70s/
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791 or maybe it's 793...
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793.8

Grew up on it. Card magic was 793.5 if I remember. The Dance books were nearby.
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Who cares. Libraries are awful places as they make you give the books back. Where's the fun in that?

I actually had a low life friend in High School who checked out all the magic books at the library and kept them.

That'll show 'em.
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I know it's after 790 and before 795. I don't look at the numbers anymore I just walk straight to them.
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No I don't. I knew it was in the arts but also found next to card games and recreations - then had to go looking it up.
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I did, and right off the top of my head.

I always thought it was funny that upside down, it looked like B'EGL, which I thought would be pronounced like "beguile".
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I always knew it was 793.8. The Library of Congress uses a different system where magic is listed under GV1543 (I think.)
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Oh yeah. As a kidshow and school performer, I use it in my promotional materials and in all of my shows as a challenge for kids to explore magic as a hobby.
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793.8...I used to do a lot of library shows.
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From the internet (where everything is correct):

7–Arts & Recreation; 9–Recreation; 3–Indoor Games & Amusements; .8 Magic = 793.8
Things are more like they are today than they've ever been before...
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793 - Just before cricket. When I was a kid we had a big cricket section in the library, so it was easy to spot this.

On a side note, Omni magazine once published a mnemonic for the Dewey Decimal System in their games section. It can't have been that great because I can't remember all of it - but it ended with ".....fine library helpers." (Fine arts,Literature,History & Geography)

If any old omni readers could remember the rest I'd appreciate it.

Cheers.
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Yep, I did.
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As an aside, my high school library had a full set of Tarbell. But it was in the reference section, and I could only check them out over night. So I did...and did...and did...and did...and did...
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793.8 -- One of the two places where I lived during the years I lived in libraries.

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I must have ran into you guys there. For you numerologists, that's a life path of 9.

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On 2009-05-30 04:56, ed rhodes wrote:
I always knew it was 793.8. The Library of Congress uses a different system where magic is listed under GV1543 (I think.)


Maybe I should qualify this before I'm called on it. Obviously, I wasn't BORN knowing what the number 793.8 signified. I found out when I was 14 and got my first magic kit.
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Yes, I knew the dewey decimal number of 793.8, and talk about it in some of my school shows.

I read lots of magic books from the library as a teen.

- Donald
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I'll take everyone's word for it. I am pretty sure that I could do a blindfold walk to the magic section of my local library. If I went one shelf too far, I'd be in the Chess section.

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