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Harry Lorayne
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Obviously.
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Nicolino
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Anything by Simon Aronson, Karl Fulves and Barrie Richardson.
The Mati Envelope
A brandnew peek device for the working mentalist!

Chance's Token
Tarot cards in a scenic piece of mystery.....
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Stars of magic, maximum entertainment and expert card technique
magicfish
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I have a good sized library and I go back to nearly all my books- constantly. It gives me so much joy.
But quite honestly, the books I revisit the most are :
JawDroppers 1, JawDroppers 2, Special Effects, And Finally!, Apocalypse, by Harry Lorayne.
Again, I am constantly reading, and studying. I could make a long list but these are the ones that never leave my table.
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Looking at my table now, I should also mention Card Dupery, Card Dodgery, Card Devilry by J.K. Hartman- three of my favourites That are always near me.
KevinKM99
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In terms of books I always turn back to:

Dear Mister Fantasy by John Bannon
The Collected Almanac by Richard Kaufman
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman by Richard Kaufman
Card College 5 by Roberto Giobbi
Card Fictions by Pit Hartling

I have exquisite taste.
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Three oldies that I return to periodically are The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields, Magic And Showmanship, and Scarne On Cards. I look through them again probably once a year and as I have have changed with age, something different will jump at at me that did not the many other times I read them previous.
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That’s why we call them classics. Each time we go back to them, it seems the contents have changed. Actually, we have changed and we see them differently, so the same things appear in a new way.
langston3711
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Mnemonica by Juan Tamariz
Simply Simon by Simon Aronson
Repertoire by Asi Wind
One Degree by John Guastafarro
When a magician lets you notice something on your own, his lie becomes impenetrable
~Teller
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The Royal Road To Card Magic - Hugard & braue
Showmanship For Magicians - Henning Nelms
Daniel Fitzkee Trilogy
Amateur Magicians Handbook
Corindas 13 steps
Dai vernon and Ed marlo - various books.
Erdnase!
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Those who think that magic consists of doing tricks are strangers to magic. Tricks are only the crude residue from which the lifeblood of magic has been drained."
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Scarne on Card Tricks
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Can’t believe no ones mentioned this yet, but I always go back to art of astonishment series by Paul Harris. Such great magic in those books.

Madison
Pierre Cardinlemon
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When I'm looking for a sleight to practice, I go back to Card college, Erdnase or Buckley's Card control.
When I'm looking for a trick that is different from my usual repertoire, I go back to Art of astonishment or Wilson's Complete course.
I also constantly go back to Strong magic and I always find something that can improve my performance.
+ A honorable mention: Marlo without tears.
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Luke Jermay's older books like Building Blocks, always finding interesting ideas
Geeraff12
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Art Decko by Simon Aronson (again and again and again.)
The Magic of Eddie Fechter by Jerry Mentzer
The Magic of Francis Carlyle by Roger Pierre

Jawdroppers and CUCM

EATCT and Card Finesse

My two newest books, Repertoire and Williamson's Wonders are sure to join the list.

Fusillade when working on my MSR or looking for a card reveal.
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1. Bobo for sure...I've had it since the 70s...it's yellow dust jacket tattered and falling apart...tape holding it together...and yet it hangs on.
2. Lorayne's four tomes of Apocalypse...when I find myself tired of what I am doing or needing a change I just grab a volume and "go fishing"...always something new to learn there...always.
3. Lorayne's Best of Friends...some of it very challenging for me, but where would we be if we didn't push and challenge ourselves...believe it or not I have two of each book (including volume two)...six books (I put one set on eBay a week or so ago if any one is interested). As I said...challenging...yet a three tome set worth its weight in your favorite precious metal.
4. Two excellent books from Woody Aragon...A Book in English (still mining this one) and Memorandum (Can a 62 year old do a mem deck? Time will tell...I'm half way though it).
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Card Dodgery and Card Devilry by JK Hartman are favorites of mine, and I feel like they're really underrated. Beautifully produced by Vanishing Inc, with tons of material inside. These are great books for card guys.
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The Magic of Ascanio Volume 1 Structural Conception of Magic - Ascanio
The Five Points - Juan Tamariz
The Magic Way - Juan Tamariz
Dear Mister Fantasy - John Bannon
Building Blocks
Repertoire by Asi Wind
HeronsHorse
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I must add my latest second hand acquisition.
Harry Lorayne - Apocalypse 1-5
This book is an incredible resource! Makes me wish I used to get the issues as they were released. Exciting times no doubt.
Anyway, now I want the complete set!
Highly recommend Apocalypse!
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Those who think that magic consists of doing tricks are strangers to magic. Tricks are only the crude residue from which the lifeblood of magic has been drained."
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Close up card magic
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