Sadly, Miami Magic no longer exists. Like most magic shops in the United States, it fell victim to the internet. In New York City, where I live now, there are only two magic shops left, both located within blocks of each other. One of them is called Fantasma Magic, run by Roger Dreyer.
The occasion for my visit (as if I needed one). was to accompany my son to his friend's birthday party, which was being held at Fantasma. The store provides a fine magic-themed birthday party, including of course, a magic show complete with a production of both a live dove and a rabbit (I'm always a bit concerned about how long those animals have to remain in cramped concealment before their revelation. In this case, it was at least thirty minutes. Yikes.), free magic tricks for the kids, cake, pizza, and last but not least, the levitation of the birthday child.
Before and after the magic show (and a little bit during, I'll admit), I perused Fantasma's extensive book collection, which was a delight. In addition, there was plenty of fascinating Harry Houdini memoralbilia to look at, as Fantasma is also the home of The Houdini Museum of NYC, really, a showcase for owner Roger Dreyer's impressive Houdini collection.
I stop by New York's other magic shop, Tannens, from time to time, but it was a treat to visit a magic shop (and see a magic show) through childrens' eyes, as they marveled at all the wonderous items, old and new, in this precious sanctuary.