This weather! Aside from battening down the hatches, there's little it makes you want to do but cozy up indoors with a good book and a cup of tea. If you're minus a quality tome at the moment, pop out during a lull in the storm today and race over to William Stout. The Jackson Square bookstore (which recently opened a second location at 678 Mission St) specializes in archtectural reads, and has a crazy-extensive collection on the subject (and beyond). From now through Saturday they're having a 30% off sale on all overstock titles published before 2000. It sounds a little specific, to be sure, but a quick browse on the store's website shows that there's still plenty of interesting books to choose from (we got over 20 pages of results for items published in 1999 alone).
And while we're on the subject of book buyin', we'd be remiss not to pass along this information from Chronicle Books: Through the end of January, the SF-based publisher is donating 20% of sales earned on every book sold at ChronicleBooks.com, Irreference.com, and KnockKnockStuff.com to the American Red Cross to aid the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. So if ever there was a time to stock up on all the amazing titles they offer, it's now!