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The most often opened thing are my notebooks.
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Mark Wilson's Course
The Art of Astonishment
The Conjuring Anthology
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Strong Magic/Designing Miracles by Darwin Ortiz
Mnemonica by Juan Tamariz
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I've just realised that no-one so far has mentioned Bobo.

New Modern Coin Magic

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Yeah. Bobo's New Modern Coin Magic. But I have not seen anyone mention the 4-set Rice Encyclopedia Of Silk Magic! Greater Magic is another one. I refer to my Bob Cassidy Folder with a collection of his works. Focus, by Phil Goldstein (Max Maven), but my favorite two books are:

21st Century Coin Mechanics, by Larry Barnowsky


Tales Of Enchantment: The Art Of Magic, by Walt Anthony.

With Coin Mechanics, I don't believe you will find a better coin book, with photos galore! This is unique stuff. If you ever wanted to learn Mickey Silver's Retention Vanish, Larry shows you the closest I have ever seen to that very vanish! Incredible!

Walt Anthony's book I have just about worn out. That book changed my life! We LIVE in a world of enchantment! Gimmick up a few ordinary things, create a tale of fantasy, and take them into the rabbit hole! LOL! Step by step, Walt shows how to develop a way of thinking that finds MAGIC in everything! It's up to US to find a way to PRESENT it. And that...he does so well. It's why I refer to the book so often.

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One book that I am currently reading again for the 3rd time...MAXIMUM ENTERTAINMENT.

Every time I pick it up I find something "new". Amazing isn't it?!!

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So many choices...limiting myself to one book per author I would choose:

Maximum Entertainment - Ken Weber
Theatre of the Mind - Barrie Richardson
Principals of Magic - Osterlind
The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy Vol 2 - Cassidy
Psychological Subtleties - Banachek
Unreal - Bruce Bernstien
Practical Mental Effects - Annemann
13 Steps to Mentalism - Corinda
Prism - Max Maven
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I am surprised that no one mentions Banachek's Psychological Subtleties 1-3!
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Roy Walton books 1 & 2.
Peter Duffie Best of.
John Bannon (all of them). Smile
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I absolutley hate to read. I do the dvd thing usually. When I started I read as much as I could cause VHS wasnt really affordable for me. I completely agree with everyone who thinks books are a better learning tool than dvds, hands down. I usually go back the the Doc Eason, JC wagner and Malone and Ammar Dvds and for books Bobo and have slowly been reading Dave Neighbors book, for me its what I've learned best.....besides a Fanta-Stik or 4. Ha!
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On Apr 27, 2017, Dollarbill wrote:
...and have slowly been reading Dave Neighbors book...

YES! I have his book on coin boxes. Since I saw this post yesterday, I've been looking through this book. Plus, I found my copy of Pete Biro's "Hindu Cups Ideas and Routines". These two tomes should be must-read for Cup & Ball workers and Coin Box workers. They are rarely found outside of specialized collections Like Focus by Phil Goldstein is found among packet workers.

I see a lot of questions about coin boxes that the book by David Neighbors answers. I have the Buddha Boxes by Chazpro. David's book uses those. Coin guys are looking for new stuff all the time. This takes coin BOXES to a new level!

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1.) "Milo and Roger" by Arthur Brandon
2.) "The Book of Secrets" John Carney
3.) "Tribute to Nate Leipzig" Lewis Ganson

in that order.

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The James File and Stewart James In Print -- The First Fifty Years.

I also frequently go back to the Encyclopedia of Card Tricks.

I reread Eugene Burger's books year after year. They get my mind right.

I reread Absolute Magic periodically, primarily because I love
Derren's writing style and humor.

All of Jamy Ian Swiss' books have proven to be super useful to me by challenging my intellect and preconceived notions.

There are lots more, but these come to mind first.
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Greater Magic by J.N. Hilliard especially the Kaufman/Greenberg edition. I learn something new whenever I open it up.
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The book of wonders or Drawing Room Deceptions.
Don't give up, don't EVER give up.

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Roy Benson, Joe Berg and Al Baker secret ways.
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Hello Magi!
A lot of magicians have been asking if my book:
“Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic” is still in print.
Yes it is!

The softcover is in stock at Penguin Magic. $35.00

I have a limited number of the Hardcover Edition. $45.00

If you ever have a problem finding a copy please email me.

Thank you so much! Seven years in print and still selling strong!
Magically, Walt
“Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic”
by Walt Anthony

"spinning tales and weaving enchantment"
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Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety by Jerry Mentzer
Revolutionary Card Techniques by Ed Marlo
High Caliber by John Bannon
Labyrinth by Stephen Hobbs
52 Memories by Andi Gladwin
Collected Works of Alex Elmsley 1 & 2 by Stephen Minch

Kind of different tastes at different times but all the books are great on their own
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Amazing. Only two people here with exquisite taste!
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The books I tend to go back to contain a variety of magic:

- Carnycopia

- the Definitive Sankey books

- The Magic of Michael Ammar

- Another Book & Clever Like a Fox

- David Acer’s books

To name a few.

As you can see, I don’t have good taste. Smile
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