During that time, Mario's been sitting back watching me obsess, hunt and eventually get a subscription. Now all I have to do is obsess and wait for the mailman. Whenever he saw extra issues at Borders he'd buy them and put them on Ebay, but purchasing at retail prices meant he had to raise the price to make a profit. Eventually, when he realized that the madness was not confined to me and there were people who would buy it every month, he got a deal to be a distributor for the magazine.
So here's my shameless bit of advertising for the man who endures my absence in the sewing room every night: on his website (where he sells used books and textbooks through Half.com, Ebay and Amazon), you can also buy the current issue of BWOF, or pre-order for next month. Or, I believe, get your very own subscription and stop haunting the local bookstore - where the cover price has gone up to an obscene $12.50 per copy now. I'm putting a link on my sidebar and will go back to my regularly scheduled sewing.
I hope no one is offended by the advertising, but I know how hard it is to find BWOF sometimes, and I'd publish this link for someone not connected to me if I thought it would help a fellow addict get her Burda fix.