William Stout Architectural Books

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William Stout Architectural Books
William Stout Architectural Books

Former architect William Stout started selling European design books from his apartment in the 1970s. Today, his bi-level store offers more than 20,000 titles spanning architecture, urban planning, art and design (industrial, landscape, interior, furniture, graphic and beyond), dramatically backed by lipstick-red accent walls. Artists and design professionals pore over the art, typography and graphic design tomes downstairs; design lovers and lay people sigh in envy as they flip through shelter porn on the upper level. The tomes here are pricey—many run to $50 and up—but are akin to objets d'art themselves.


Venue name: William Stout Architectural Books
Address: 804 Montgomery St
San Francisco

Cross street: between Jackson and Pacific Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10am–6:30pm; Sat 10am–5:30pm:
Transport: Bus 8AX, 8BX, 8X, 10, 12, 30X, 41, 82X
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