This week's "Recommended by M.J." (right sidebar) is an "opportunity window" in the photobook collecting field...a very hot title that had apparently come and gone, but has been (temporarily, we assume) revived in a second edition identical to the first. You can see a bit of the work here. The price of this will go nowhere but up just as soon as this goes out of print again, which it will probably do soon, so if you have any interest you should absolutely strike whilst the proverbial iron is hot.
Also new to maison TOP is a very interesting-looking new National Geographic title by the renowned Sam Abell, whom we last encountered when his work was appropriated by artist (and cheeky fellow) Richard Prince. Called The Life of a Photograph, the new book appears to be an extensive portfolio tour with some working variations and a discursive running commentary, beautifully presented—I'll be delving into this one seriously this week and reporting more about it when things around here let up a tad.
Finally, there's some new, different, significant, and I think very exciting news in the photobook arena that has just been announced. I've known about it for months—or at least have been hearing about it, without particulars—and have just been waiting until I could tell you about it. I'm preparing a big post about it now that I hope to have up by tomorrow evening or sooner. Well, maybe Friday. It's genuinely big news if you care about photobooks. So stay tuned for that.