After 6 months searching, I found that the Barnes & Noble had 3 copies of the magazine on their shelves.
So, the answer is either they get too few, or they didn't get it for a while. And that includes several stores.
I now have the latest.
Thanks for your answers.
Sure hope you found the effort worthwhile Ron. Even though Howard Bond is a friend I really do feel the magazine is struggling for content. There is an interesting article on mirror slap this month though