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3220 Dufferin Street, Unit #19
Toronto, Ont. M6A 2T3
1-888-469-3616
416-783-7022
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In January 2003, Len Cooper, the man who started the Browser's Den, sadly passed away. He had run the shop from 1975 (when he opened it) until 1995 (when he sold it to its second and current owner, Jeff Pinsky). His brother Norm had come to Toronto from New York for the funeral service, and wanted to do something to honour Len's memory. He approached Jeff Pinsky and asked him if he had any ideas.

Jeff knew that Len believed magic should be studied seriously, and that the books were the best source of information. Len would regularly recommend The Tarbell Course to any serious student of the craft.

It was decided to create the Len Cooper Memorial Award, an annual award given to a young magician (25 years or younger) who showed promise and dedication toward the Art of Magic. The award would come with a complete set of The Tarbell Course in Magic. Len's brother Norm donated $1000 for ten years toward financing the award, with the shop contributing the balance.

The Browser's Den continues to honour Len's memory each year at our Anniversary Party by giving out the award and books to a deserving young magician. Below is a complete list of the recipients, from its beginning in 2003 to the present time.

2020 Patrick Nemeth 200px 

2020

Patrick Nemeth

2019 Jacqueline Swan square

2019

Jacqueline Swan

 

2018 Jonah Babins square

2018

Jonah Babins

 

2017 RJ Steele square

2017

RJ Steele

 

2016 Ryan Murray square

2016

Ryan Murray

 

2015 Ahmed Alexander

2015

Ahmed Alexander

 

2014 Ryan Brown

2014

Ryan Brown

 

2013 Arthur Poon

2013

Arthur Poon

 

2012 Mahdi Gilbert

2012

Mahdi Gilbert

 

2011 Mark Chan

2011

Mark Chan

 

2010 James Alan

2010

James Alan

 

2009 Chris Westfall

2009

Chris Westfall

 

2008 Ben Train

2008

Ben Train

 

2007 Luke Murray

2007

Luke Murray

 

2006 Neil Croswell

2006

Neil Croswell

 

2005 Shane Cobalt

2005

Shane Cobalt

 

2004 Nik Vucicevich2004

Nik Vucicevich

 

2003 Jeff Hinchliffe
2003
Jeff Hinchliffe