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Hi, I am new to magic. Are there any good books or dvds that focus on tricks that don't really need props, so you could theoretically do it anytime any place?

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It depends on your definition of props. I walk around with at least 3 packs of cards on me at any time, so I'm always ready to do something. Most people have loose change on them or notes so coin/money magic is a possibility.

If your willing to carry a pack of cards or loose change then a good book to start with is Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic. It has a little of everything so you can try various areas of magic to see what appeals to you most.

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Yes. There are many books available that can help you become a magician - that is be able to perform amazing things at any given time with ordinary objects. See the sticky post at the very top of the New To Magic section. You will see books recommended like Mark Wilson's book mentioned above along with Now You See It, Now You Don't, The Magic Book, and many others.

Good luck!

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You might also want to check out Card College Light, Roberto Giobbi's first text focused entirely on professional caliber card tricks requiring no manipulative skill.

Have fun,
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I agree with getting mark Wilson's complete course. It teaches a variety of different effects so you can learn what suits you best. A good DVD to look into is Gregory Wilson's On the Spot. On it he teaches many great effects using just ordinary objects you see every where you go. Of course there are lots of other good DVDs and books out there on the market.
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A lot of material from Banacheks superb Psychological Subtleties doesn´t require any props at all, apart from your brains, but although I consider it as one of the most valuable books I have ever come across, I wouldn´t recommend it for a beginner, especially as it sounds like you are more interested in magic than mentalism. I would totally agree with Stewart and the others about Wilson´s complete course, but I would strongly encourage you to have a look at Joshua Jay´s complete course, too. The latter is a real treasure and a bargain too.
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