A literary collection of all things aesthetic.. In Short Tucked away on the quiet corner of Gold and Montgomery, marked only by a black-and-white plaque, you might stroll right by this subtle yet sophisticated storefront. But if you're interested in art, design or architecture, you should commit this spot to memory. The shop itself has an element of architectural sophistication and intellectual style. Beyond its cool atmosphere, the selection of books is impressive: religious architecture, urban planning, typography, interior lighting, textiles.
If you are looking for any book about architecture or design in general, this is the first place to check out--no question. It is incredibly well-stocked--with not only current titles, but also ones which you thought were out of print.