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Topic: Aldo Colombini Books
Message: Posted by: Tyler (Apr 4, 2007 11:54AM)
What's your favorite Colombini book? (I have some of his packet tricks and looking to get a book or two) Thanks for your input.

Mike
Message: Posted by: magicbern (Apr 12, 2007 11:44AM)
His books: The Close up Magic of Aldo Colombini and Impromptu Card Magic are my personal favorites!
Message: Posted by: Tom Jorgenson (Apr 12, 2007 12:33PM)
Close Up is long out of print, unfortunately, and seldom comes up for auction or sale. I once asked him if it would ever be reprinted, and he thought probably not...I think L&L owns the reprint rights. It's a good one if you can find it.
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Apr 12, 2007 06:13PM)
"The Close-Up Magic of Aldo Colombini" really is quite good. I was surprised that it didn't fetch a higher price the last two times I saw it up for auction. You don't hear it referenced very often so maybe people just don't realize how good it really is. If you find it I would strongly recommend getting it.
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Apr 13, 2007 09:28PM)
In addition to the above-mentioned book, Hades Publications has two excellent books of Aldo's work, "Impact" and "React." Aldo self-published a large hardcover book of card magic called "What's Up Deck" that is outstanding. He has some smaller books that are also very good, like "On the Ropes" and Direct Hits", the latter being all EXCELLENT card work. The old Lewis Ganson Teach-In series from Supreme has two booklets of Aldo's work, one on his FISM Award-winning Cups & Balls, and another on his linking ring routine. He's got a couple of large softcover books on impromptu card magic, "Impromptu" and "Impromt2." I'm pleased and honored to say that he saw fit to record one of my routines in the 2nd volume. He has many other booklets, large and small.

About 10 years ago, Aldo gave me his permission, if I wanted to, to lecture on "the magic of Aldo Colombini." I don't do that, because he does it so much better than I ever could! Aldo was my first mentor in magic, and at one time, I had a copy of every item of his that was avaialable (He is so prolific, I have been unable to keep up over the 5-7 years!).

If I were going to get just one of his books, I'd probably choose React from Hades. It has great routines with all kinds of stuff. If I were going for just cards, I'd have to choose What's Up Deck. I believe they are both still available.
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Apr 15, 2007 09:42AM)
Thanks for the tips, Scott. I checked Aldo's site and not only did I find copies of Impact and React, and not only is EVERYTHING on the site on sale for $10, but I also found the reason behind the end of his column in the Linking Ring (almost makes me want to cancel my subscription!!), and learned that he will continue the column on-line. So, again... thanks!
Message: Posted by: fcmagic (Apr 30, 2007 02:36AM)
Can yo tell me the reason ?
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Apr 30, 2007 09:30AM)
FC,
It has to do with the second to last article he published. Check out his site and go to the link for "As Always Aldo." Interesting...
Message: Posted by: Julie (Apr 30, 2007 12:58PM)
The hardbound book "What's Up Deck" is being sold at $10, too!

Julie
Message: Posted by: baobow (May 1, 2007 05:31AM)
Can someone please send me a link where "What's up Deck" is being sold at $10?

I have checked Aldo's website at http://www.wildcolombini.com/ and it's not being sold there

Thanks

Regards

Baobow
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (May 1, 2007 11:17AM)
Nope. He had a few, but now they're gone (along with "Impact" and several other items).
Message: Posted by: motown (Jun 11, 2007 02:22PM)
"What's Up Deck" is my favorite Aldo book followed by "Direct Hits".
Message: Posted by: RevJohn (Jun 20, 2007 04:22PM)
One of those times that I wish I would "reacted" when I saw the book. Didn't jump on it, and now it is gone. Dang it.

RevJohn
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Jun 24, 2007 10:44AM)
Here is the full content description of IMPACT by Aldo Colombini:


http://magicref.tripod.com/books/colombiniimpact.htm
Message: Posted by: Chris (Aug 20, 2017 08:39PM)
It is probably not generally known that several years ago I purchased pretty much all of Aldo Colombini's copyrights. I therefore do have all of his ebooks and DVDs available as downloads on Lybrary.com, including most of the works mentioned on this thread:

What's Up Deck?
https://www.lybrary.com/whats-up-deck-p-274397.html

Impromptu Card Magic
https://www.lybrary.com/impromptu-card-magic-p-74716.html

The Close-Up Magic of Aldo Colombini
https://www.lybrary.com/the-closeup-magic-of-aldo-colombini-p-266124.html

The rest of his more than 340 products can be browsed here https://www.lybrary.com/aldo-colombini-m-45.html
Message: Posted by: Chris (Aug 21, 2017 06:36AM)
Rings Supreme Teach-In
https://www.lybrary.com/rings-supreme-teachin-p-5095.html

Colombini's Cups and Balls Teach-In
https://www.lybrary.com/colombinis-cups-and-balls-teachin-p-1810.html
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Aug 21, 2017 09:48AM)
[quote]On Aug 20, 2017, Chris wrote:
It is probably not generally known that several years ago I purchased pretty much all of Aldo Colombini's copyrights. I therefore do have all of his ebooks and DVDs available as downloads on Lybrary.com, including most of the works mentioned on this thread:

What's Up Deck?
https://www.lybrary.com/whats-up-deck-p-274397.html

Impromptu Card Magic
https://www.lybrary.com/impromptu-card-magic-p-74716.html

The Close-Up Magic of Aldo Colombini
https://www.lybrary.com/the-closeup-magic-of-aldo-colombini-p-266124.html

The rest of his more than 340 products can be browsed here https://www.lybrary.com/aldo-colombini-m-45.html [/quote]
Will you be re-printing any of his books?
Message: Posted by: Chris (Aug 21, 2017 10:54AM)
Sorry, currently no plans to reprint. Only available as PDF download.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Aug 21, 2017 12:45PM)
I see, so since you own the rights, nobody else can reprint them?
Message: Posted by: Chris (Aug 21, 2017 04:29PM)
Well, if somebody is interested they could make me an offer to license the contents for re-printing. They are available as ebooks. From the demand I see with other titles I offer in both print and digital form there is little reason to reprint. Most folks these days want the digital form for whatever reason. But circumstances can change. It is a business after all. I will go where I see the demand goes.
Message: Posted by: motown (Aug 25, 2017 12:16AM)
Some of us still prefer printed books.