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dan84
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Hi
didn't; know where to post this so I hope its ok here. Just wondering if anyone knows of any good sources for used magic books on the web. I have only found magicbookshop.com but woudl like to find some more.
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H & R magic books is a great source for used (and new) books
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Also try Byron Walker Magic Books at http://www.byronwalkermagicbooks.com
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Greetings and Salutations,

I have always had good luck and gotten good deals and good service from H&R.

When casting my net, I always check out Bradbury Books and Beyond at http://www.bradburybooks.com/

Good hunting!

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The best source for used books at a great price is on The Café. I have never seen more favorable price anywhere BUT the selection is certainly hit or miss.

I have occasionaly found very good prices and selection on bookfinder.com
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Hey guys,

Marshall Petersen here from H & R. We have a nice selection of used titles, and are always looking to buy/trade used books. Let me know if there is anything in particular you are looking for.
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On 2010-09-22 12:08, reese wrote:
H & R magic books is a great source for used (and new) books

Is it a website or brick and mortar shop?
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The URL for H & R is magicbookshop dot com. I'm not sure if it is a brick and mortar shop though.

-octave
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The website is http://www.magicbookshop.com. We have a small location where people can come by and browse the inventory. We are in the process of a move at the moment, but last night we had Johnathan Pendragon lecture. It was fantastic. Highly recommend him.
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On 2010-09-23 03:50, octave wrote:
The URL for H & R is magicbookshop dot com. I'm not sure if it is a brick and mortar shop though.

-octave


IMO whether or not H&R is a brick & mortar store is immaterial in this case, unless of course you plan to actually go there. The important facts are that H&R has been around for years, has a well earned and established reputation for both integrity and quality service. It is staffed by folks who are extremely knowledgeable. BTW, the same can be said of Byron Walker Magic Books.

It would be a grave error to equate them with the recent proliferation of online "dealers" who are often no more that someone with a computer and a little time on their hands so they can serve as a drop shipper who simply takes your money, keeps their share of the proceeds and forwards you order to a wholesaler who ships the product to you.
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Ebay works for me.
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On 2010-09-23 09:41, Dick Christian wrote:
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On 2010-09-23 03:50, octave wrote:
The URL for H & R is magicbookshop dot com. I'm not sure if it is a brick and mortar shop though.

-octave


IMO whether or not H&R is a brick & mortar store is immaterial in this case, unless of course you plan to actually go there. The important facts are that H&R has been around for years, has a well earned and established reputation for both integrity and quality service. It is staffed by folks who are extremely knowledgeable. BTW, the same can be said of Byron Walker Magic Books.

It would be a grave error to equate them with the recent proliferation of online "dealers" who are often no more that someone with a computer and a little time on their hands so they can serve as a drop shipper who simply takes your money, keeps their share of the proceeds and forwards you order to a wholesaler who ships the product to you.


I think you misunderstood my post. It was a reply to Failed Magician's query. Now I'm not based in the US to know if a specific site is a brick and mortar store as well and hence my reply.

-octave
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Octave,

My comments were not meant as a put-down. I just wanted to point out that there two kinds of dealers on the Internet. Those who are run by folks who know their stuff and others run by folks who may not know anything and there is no way, other than personal experience or recommendations from those who have such experience to know which is which.

I recently had an exchange of e-mails with an online "shop" that was selling an item that appeared to be a duplicate of something I had acquired from a previous owner sans instructions. How it worked was obvious, but I wanted to identify its origin, so e-mailed the dealer with a complete description of what I had and how it worked -- clearly indicating that I was not interested in making a purchase -- but merely hoped that if it was the same as the one he was selling he might be able to identify its origin. His reply was that since it had already been sold he was unable to provide any information. Every dealer with whom I have done business in the past would have not only been able, but would have been more than happy to provide the information I was seeking. My conclusion is that the dealer in question is a "shop" in name only, with little or no experience with or knowledge of the items he claims to be selling and, in all probability, may not ever have actually seen or it. Therefor it is not a "shop" I would ever be comfortable dealing with.
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Ron Alessi, had a web site.

George Daily, sells on eBay and conventions, can be reached by phone.

Andy Greggit, he works a lot of conventions. Can be reached by phone.
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Abe books is another possibility.

You can also check the used book stores in your area.
I go all the time and have found many great books.

There's another place on the web, I think it's called Joyal or something like that.
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On 2010-09-24 22:37, motown wrote:

There's another place on the web, I think it's called Joyal or something like that.


Joyalstack. I ordered from them, some good books there. Based in Montreal.
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Trying to find a copy of magic of eddie fechter. help please
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Check MagicMethodsOnline dot com. They have this book in stock. If you are looking for a used copy try creating a thread in the Café marketplace.


-octave
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