Ricky Smith is a noted sleight of hand practitioner and student. He has worked at H & R Magic Books and The Conjuring Arts Research Center. Currently he performs on Tuesday evenings at As Is (50th Street and 10th Avenue) in Manhattan. He has released some of his ideas on Art of Magic and in lecture notes. You can see some of the items on his work-in-progress website diagonalpalmshift.com. Please feel free to ask him your questions about sleight-of-hand with playing cards, and he will do the best he can to help!
Herb's Magic (the parent site of the Magic in New York blog) has recently added a wide range of hard-to-find out-of-print books to its inventory including many that are in new condition, such as titles featuring magic by Dai Vernon, Nick Trost, Roberto Giobbi, Edward Marlo, Harry Lorayne, Phil Goldstein, Chan Canasta, and many others. The sale will feature special prices on NOC, Tally-Ho, Bee and Bicycle playing cards, as well as a selection of new tricks, apparatus, and supplies.
The event will run from noon to 5 p.m. at Cafe Rustico, 25 West 35th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.