The Magic Box was a magic shop located on Maple Court in Sunnydale last owned and operated by Rupert Giles. When Giles left Sunnydale to return to England, Anya Jenkins became the manager, with Giles remaining a silent partner. It served as the primary headquarters for the Scooby Gang until its destruction at the hands of a corrupted Willow Rosenberg.
Uncle Bob's Magic Cabinet
The shop was originally known as Uncle Bob's Magic Cabinet. The shop was later expanded and renamed the Magic Box. The shop went through a series of owners, many of whom met grisly deaths at the hands of Sunnydale's demonic residents.
The Magic Box
Rupert Giles bought the Magic Box after the death of a previous owner. Soon after opening, Anya Jenkins became a full time employee. For a brief period, Buffy Summers also worked part time for The Magic Shop but found that she was not cut out for such employment. To Buffy's appreciation and amazement, Giles built a very well stocked and put-together, training room in an unused space towards the back of the building.
The Magic Box, operated as the Scoobies' headquarters, succeeding Giles' apartment and the Sunnydale High School library.
The following merchandise was available for sale at The Magic Box:
- Amulet of Cauldis
- Canary's feathers
- Chicken's feet
- Cloven hooves
- Conjuring powder
- Dagger of Lex
- Essence of Slug candles
- Essence of rose thorn
- Essence of violet
- Eyeballs in honey
- Green Egg Magazine
- Holy Water
- Monkey head
- Living Mummy Hand
- Petrified hamster
- Rabbit's Foot
- Rats' eyes
- Raven's feathers
- Salamander Eyes
- Set of runic tablets
- Skink root
- Statue of Uftar, the Goddess of Childbirth 
- Styx Water
- Unicorn statue
- Urn of Ishtar
A wide variety of other magical paraphernalia was also available, including candles, incense, runic artifacts, crystal balls, love potions (possibly not real potions), etc., along with presumably non-magical items such as history books, jewelery, etc. Items with no actual magical properties were also sold by the store in order to keep profits up.
Buffy pointed out that owning the Magic Box lead to a gruesome demonic death. Indeed, all four owners of the Magic Box shown on the show had died:
- Unnamed clerk, presumably killed by Drusilla.
- Unnamed clerk, killed by Spike.
- Mr. Bogarty, killed by Harmony Kendall.
- Rupert Giles, killed by Angel
- Anya Jenkins, killed by a Bringer.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Life Serial"
- ↑ "Grave"
- ↑ "Checkpoint"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Triangle"
- ↑ 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 "Lovers Walk"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 "No Place Like Home"
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 "Out of My Mind"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 "The Replacement"
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Real Me"
- ↑ "Blood Ties"
- ↑ Twilight
- ↑ "Chosen"