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Posted inBusiness

Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

WILLIAM STOUT CLOSES/RELOCATES Architectural bookstore William Stout has closed its Berkeley store, at 1605 Solano Ave., and is merging the business with its publishing arm on the Richmond waterfront. Owner Bill Stout told Berkeleyside the North Berkeley store never really met his expectations. “Moving means we can consolidate our inventory and service our mail-order customers quicker,” he said. Stout, whose flagship store […]

Posted inArts

Donald Olsen: A Berkeley architect of high modernism

The homes designed by Donald Olsen stand out as remarkably durable achievements within the Bay Area’s post-war architectural heritage. The architect, who was a professor at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, was inspired by Bauhaus, and his designs are rooted in the 20th-century Modern Movement. His own striking, landmarked home, on San Diego Road in North Berkeley, is a draw […]

Posted inArts

William Stout bookstore opens outpost in Berkeley

The highly regarded architectural bookstore William Stout is opening its first store outside San Francisco Wednesday on Solano Avenue in Berkeley. The shop — at 1605 Solano next door to the Custom Spaces kitchen and bathroom store — will carry new, used, and out-of-print books on architecture, interiors, photography, arts and crafts and urban planning. It will […]