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JoshP06

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Hello,

I'm just wondering whether anyone knows about any websites where you can buy oop/rare books. Obviously, you can find these kinds of books on eBay or Amazon. I also know about the marketplace over at the Magic Cafe.

With that said...

The book (booklets?) I'm currently looking for is the Inner Secrets series but when they do come up on eBay, they go for absolutely ridiculous prices!!! I'm talking well over $100. I don't have the budget for that.

Anybody have suggestions? Thanks.

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Josh,

Here are some hints :

https://www.byronwalkermagicbooks.com/
http://www.joyalstack.com/
https://usedmagic.myshopify.com/
https://quickerthantheeye.com/
https://www.abebooks.com/

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If you dont need hard copies, lybrary.com has them for 10 bucks each
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     Best places to buy magic books?   From the author.
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     Best places to buy magic books?   From the author.


Well, if anyone has Lewis Ganson's current email address...
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Haha!  Very funny!

I highly recommend Byron Walker Magic Books (website listed above).  You might want to call him about specific titles, because he rarely updates his site, but has thousands of books in stock.  510-276-1854.  

John Greget is also a great vintage book dealer.  No website, but call him for info.  I believe he also uses his middle name, Andy.  The last phone number I had for him was 480-284-4363.


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If you dont need hard copies, lybrary.com has them for 10 bucks each


As mentioned above, here are three out of four:

https://www.lybrary.com/search.php?keywords=Vernon

And here's the fourth:

https://www.lybrary.com/ultimate-secrets-of-card-magic-p-17966.html


I like hard copies as well, but the prices you mention are outrageous...
Sometimes you have to take information from whatever source you find.


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These seem to be very reasonable prices for the Inner Secrets books from Abe Books:

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-home-_-Results&kn=&an=&tn=dai+vernon%27s+inner+secrets&isbn=



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Well, if anyone has Lewis Ganson's current email address...

Heh, heh!
Joking aside, Harry meant the copyright owner when he said the author, of course.

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I agree with what Harry said about buying direct from the author when possible.  They make more money that way and it gives them the satisfaction of knowing someone is interested.  When you buy from a shop, they have no idea.  There is a real benefit to handling the transaction yourself.
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Thanks everybody!
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