Best Architectural Bookstore - 2008
If you're an architect, designer, or a lover of all things architecture and design, you already know about this bookstore. But for the uninitiated, or at least the new to town, here's a place to add to your "gotta-go now" list. With both new and antiquarian books featuring the like of Gaudí, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe, William Stout is a San Francisco treasure. Located in the lovely Jackson Square neighborhood not far from the Transamerica building, William Stout provides customers with two-levels of book-buying fun, and the chance to happily get lost in the stacks.