The Magic Box
is a fictional magic shop in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
, created by Joss Whedon
. It is located in Sunnydale
and was last owned and operated by Rupert Giles
, and served as the primary headquarters of the Scooby Gang
for seasons five and six.
The shop went through a series of owners, many of whom met grisly deaths at the hands of Sunnydale's demonic residents.
A magic shop in the same location as the Magic Box, at 5124 Maple Court, first appeared in season 3, at which time it was known as "Uncle Bob's Magic Cabinet". By the beginning of season 5, its name had been changed to "The Magic Box". Another magic shop, in a different location, was shown in the season 2 episode "Passion
", from which Jenny Calendar
purchased an Orb of Thesulah as a means of storing Angel
's soul during a spell she was seeking to cast to restore the vampire's soul.
In the episode "Real Me
" in season 5, Giles bought the shop, after spending a year unemployed following the destruction of Sunnydale High
, and the death of the Magic Box's previous owner. Giles moved his book collection to the shop, and it became the Scooby Gang's meeting place and source of knowledge, much as the library had been in the first three seasons. It remained their main meeting place until its destruction at the end of season 6 ("Grave
revealed herself to be a genius at retail and became Giles's assistant... Read More