I heard from Keith F. Davis this morning, who wanted me to pass along the following regarding his 2012 book published by Nelson-Atkins, The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker (one of my favorite books of the last two years, by the way. It's the one to have if you have only one of Ray Metzker's books).
"I appreciate the interest in our Metzker book, and regret the fact that it went out of print so quickly. That's 'nice' of course, in the sense that it was received so well. I honestly thought that our press run was appropriate for the overall market, but clearly I guessed wrong. We are not contemplating any reprint at this time. My philosophy is that we've made that original statement, and new energy (and money) are best put into new projects. That's not written in stone, but....
"That said, I have made an inquiry and have found that our museum bookstore has a stash of a few dozen new copies, with a special in-house price much below the current out-of-print prices [currently $184 and up for a used copy and $290 and up for new copies —Ed.]. I invite anyone here to contact our bookstore director, John Hamann, directly on this matter. His email is [they are sold out now —Ed.]. I do appreciate this interest in our book, and hope this helps."
I assume it's first-come, first-served on those "few dozen" remaining books, so act fast if you want one.
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Chas: "Got a phone call from the Nelson-Atkins early this afternoon saying that I got the last of the 49 copies in the stash! Yay!!"