5001 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL, U.S.A. 60641
Joined January 5, 2018
Quicker than the Eye is the preeminent online store for rare and out-of-print books and paper ephemera on magic. We specialize in sourcing and selling oddities and antiques on the topics of conjuring, gambling, and circus including posters, prints, programs, finely bound books, and hard-to-find titles. Find Victorian-era decorative cloth hardcovers, vellum, full-calf bindings and more, along with beautiful hand-tinted illustrations and detailed engravings. Our posters range from collectible window cards to rare lithographs depicting the shows of legendary magicians, historical and modern. We also stock curious vintage photography and autographs as we continue to add to our inventory. Looking for something specific? Just ask! Our expansive inventory is not entirely viewable online, so we may have what you are looking for even if you don't see it listed here. We are also happy to provide more photographs and detailed condition reports on each item in our store, please don't hesitate to ask! If you would like to view any items personally, our Chicago gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm by appointment.
Quicker than the Eye accepts checks, PayPal, and all major credit cards.
Our staff respects your privacy, and we will not sell or give away your email address or contact information.
We offer a newsletter and mailing list to keep you up to date on new items and promotions. Our mailing list is retained for site purposes only and you may unsubscribe at any time.
Please note that most of our products are used, vintage, one of a kind, or rare. We have done our best to descr...
We provide shipping via USPS or FedEx, with international and rush delivery available. All shipping and handling charges are additional.
Orders are processed on weekdays during business hours, and typically ship within two business days from the initial order date. Orders using USPS Express, FedEx Overnight, or FedEx Two Day Air must be placed before noon CST in order to ship the next day. Rush orders are only shipped and delivered on non-holiday weekdays within the contiguous United States.
International shipping from the US Postal Service does not offer signature confirmation for standard international shipping. Signature confirmation is available with FedEx.
Local pickup at our gallery is available for customers in the Chicago area. If you select this option, we will notify you when your order is ready for pickup. Please allow up to 48 hours for processing.
Flat or rolled oversize items (such as posters) incur additional shipping charges. For international shipment of oversize items, please note that you will be billed for shipping separately.