Feed Your Curiosity: Witchcraft

By Kat La Mantia | August 1 2022 | Pop Culture ProseGeneralGifts & Games

Sometimes taking a trip to your local comic shop isn’t just about picking up the new Captain America. Comic shops thrive because they’re a hub for the alternative, in a variety of ways. Independently curated, community focused, and diversely stocked shops are the beating heart of the LCS lifestyle, and for those of us on the fringe, it’s always a thrill to discover something new.

If you’ve ever been curious about modern witchcraft, spellcasting, tarot, or crystals, there’s a whole world of books and merchandise to dive into. Anyone who had an obsession with The Craft will love picking up Ella Harrison’s The Book of Spells, an easy to use guide to crafting a personal practice and start casting. That person in your D&D party who always plays a warlock will love the beautifully illustrated D&D Tarot Deck.

Newcomers to the witchy and spiritual will find tons of fun in tarot decks based around The Office or their favorite pasta dishes. The literary-minded will find meaning in The Literary Witches Oracle and DK’s guide to the history of witchcraft, while those ready to step into the craft have plenty to choose from based on their interests: including potions, self-care magic, and a guide to crystals.

With the spooky season coming up, it’s the perfect time to dive into something a little magical.

The Book of Spells
150 Magickal Ways to Achieve Your Heart's Desire
978-0-7440-5837-6
The complete practical guide to spell craft, bringing the ancient wisdom of witches into the modern world
$24.99 US
On sale Jul 26, 2022
Hardcover
192 Pages
DK

The Dungeons & Dragons Tarot Deck
A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook
978-1-9848-2466-0
Featuring all-new illustrations and a short guide to tarot, this 78-card deck aligns iconic Dungeons & Dragons characters and creatures with the Major and Minor Arcana of tarot.
$24.99 US
On sale May 24, 2022
FOC Apr 25, 2022
Cards
78 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Witch's Feast
A Kitchen Grimoire
978-1-84899-403-4
A decadent collection of magical dishes and feasts created by the herbalist, witch, chef and co-owner of Catland Books, Melissa Madara.
$35.00 US
On sale Dec 14, 2021
Hardcover
224 Pages
Nourish

Plant Witchery
Discover the Sacred Language, Wisdom, and Magic of 200 Plants
978-1-4019-6223-4
Now in paperback! Following the category-dominating success of Witchery, indigenous medicine woman and seer Juliet Diaz initiates readers following the current witchy trends of herbal medicine and magic into a deeper, wilder connection with the ancient healing power of over 200 plants.
$18.99 US
On sale Oct 26, 2021
Paperback
368 Pages
Hay House LLC

The Unofficial Office Tarot
Gaze Into Your Future with the Scranton Branch
978-1-922417-93-0
For those days when you’re feeling a little stitious.
$24.95 US
On sale Sep 06, 2022
Other Formats
Smith Street Gift

The Modern Craft
Powerful voices on witchcraft ethics
978-1-78678-644-9
Galvanizing and electrifying glimpses from the brink of the contemporary Craft
$16.95 US
On sale Jun 14, 2022
Paperback
236 Pages
Watkins Publishing

The Pasta Tarot
A 78-Card Deck for Delicious Divination (Tarot Cards)
978-0-593-57938-1
A playful, accessible, and delicious new interpretation of tarot that combines pasta, pop culture, and Italian American tradition in a 78-card deck.
$22.00 US
On sale Dec 06, 2022
Cards
78 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Urban Crow Oracle
A 54-Card Deck and Guidebook
978-1-4019-6989-9
A follow up to MJ Cullinane's best-selling Crow Tarot, this oracle deck offers readers a way to connect and learn from these highly intelligent, captivating birds.
$26.99 US
On sale Aug 16, 2022
Cards
72 Pages
Hay House LLC

El Tarot Deck
Millennial Lotería Edition
978-1-950968-66-4
Embrace your Latinx magic with this Loteria-inspired tarot deck from the creators of Millennial Lotería!
$24.95 US
On sale Nov 16, 2021
Game
Blue Star Press

Awakening the Crystals
The Ancient Art and Modern Magic of Gems and Stones
978-0-593-42086-7
A gorgeously illustrated guide to stimulating creativity, inviting in love, achieving your goals, and improving your life with crystals.
$17.00 US
On sale Mar 29, 2022
Paperback
224 Pages
TarcherPerigee

The Astrology Diary 2023
978-1-78678-688-3
This beautiful, bestselling diary is back with new astrological guidance and cosmic insight to help you make the most of opportunities this year.
$18.95 US
On sale Jul 19, 2022
Calendar
290 Pages
Watkins Publishing

OK Tarot
The Simple Deck for Everyone
978-0-593-53926-2
An inclusive and minimal tarot deck that’s open to interpretation
$22.00 US
On sale Sep 20, 2022
Cards
TarcherPerigee

The Healing Power of Witchcraft
A New Witch's Guide to Spells and Rituals
978-0-593-19680-9
Featuring more than 100 spells, rituals, and potion recipes, this practical grimoire helps witches of all skill levels amplify healing for an invigorating life and an enriched world. 
$15.99 US
On sale Oct 27, 2020
Paperback
288 Pages
Zeitgeist

Potions, Elixirs & Brews
A modern witches' grimoire of drinkable spells
978-1-78678-434-6
An enchanting collection of magical cocktails, punches and teas that function both as delicious recipes and as effective spells, written by witch YouTube influencer Anaïs Alexandre.
$19.95 US
On sale Oct 13, 2020
Hardcover
208 Pages
Watkins Publishing

Fifth Spirit Tarot
A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook
978-1-4019-7118-2
Expanding the traditional tarot archetypes beyond the gender binary, this deck re-imagines the cards from a queer and inclusive perspective.
$28.99 US
On sale Dec 20, 2022
Cards
192 Pages
Hay House LLC

A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult
DK
978-1-4654-9429-0
Discover the beguiling history of witchcraft, magic, and superstition through the centuries in this stunningly illustrated title. A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult charts the extraordinary narrative of one of the most interesting and often controversial subjects in the world, covering everything from ancient animal worship and shamanism, through alchemy and divination to modern Wicca and the resurgence of the occult in 21st-century literature, cinema, and television. Providing readers with a comprehensive account of everything from Japanese folklore and Indian witchcraft to the differences between black and white magic, and dispelling myths such as those surrounding the voodoo doll and Ouija, the book explores the common human fascination with spells, superstition, and the supernatural. This riveting read on witchcraft further includes: - Engaging text and lavish illustrations with over 500 full-color images that bring the subject to life.- Special features on aspects of magic, such as oracle bones of ancient China, the Knights Templar, and magic at the movies, and "plants and potions", such as mandrake and belladonna examine topics in great detail.- Quick-fact panels explore magic origins, key figures, key deities, uses in spells, structures of religions, and more.The perfect introduction to magic and the occult, it explores forms of divination from astrology and palmistry to the Tarot and runestones and offers key insights into the ways in which magic has interacted with religion. The most comprehensive illustrated history of witchcraft available, A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult will enthral and fascinate anyone interested in spiritualism and the occult.
$35.00 US
On sale Aug 18, 2020
Hardcover
320 Pages
DK

Spellwork for Self-Care
40 Spells to Soothe the Spirit
978-1-9848-2289-5
For those who want to infuse their self-care routine with a little magic, this mystical guidebook provides readers with simple spells to enhance their daily lives. Topics range from relationships and emotional health to self-love, work, school, and more.
$12.99 US
On sale Dec 24, 2019
Hardcover
128 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Literary Witches Oracle
A 70-Card Deck and Guidebook: Oracle Cards
978-1-9848-2471-4
From the team that brought the inventive book Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers to life comes a 70-card oracle deck--featuring female icons and otherworldly symbols--that aims to add spiritual insight and feminist guidance to your personal divination practice.
$19.99 US
On sale Aug 27, 2019
Cards
70 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Beginner's Guide to Crystals
The Everyday Magic of Crystal Healing, with 65+ Stones
978-1-9848-5654-8
From amethyst to zincite, black onyx to rose quartz, The Beginner's Guide to Crystals is a full-color, photographic guide to more than 60 stunning crystals and their emotional, spiritual, and physical healing benefits.
$14.99 US
On sale Mar 26, 2019
Paperback
160 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Spellcasting Oracle Cards
A 48-Card Deck and Guidebook
978-1-78817-077-2
Reconnect with your natural magical abilities with this positive witchcraft deck.
$19.99 US
On sale Jul 07, 2020
Cards
144 Pages
Hay House UK

Basic Witches
How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven
978-1-59474-977-3
Capitalizing on the rising trend of hipster witchcraft, BASIC WITCHES is a lighthearted and empowering book of spells and lifestyle tips for feisty millennial women.
$15.99 US
On sale Aug 29, 2017
Hardcover
208 Pages
Quirk Books