The printer will ship copies of my book on the Gateway Arch on March 26, a mere week away. Reedy Press should get them March 27 or 28. So here’s a way to get a first-out-of-the-box limited autographed edition of “The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, the Schemers, and the Hard Hats who built the Gateway Arch.” Mail a check for $24 (including taxes and postage) made out to Jim Merkel (me) to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, Mo. 63116. I’ll number the limited editions in the order I get the checks and mail it back. Say you’ll pick numbered copies up at my release/signing party, and you can make the check for $21.50. The party is from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Avenue.