- Location: Chicago, IL
- Website: architecture.org
Located on Michigan Avenue across from the Art Institute, the Chicago Architecture Foundation Store is in the middle of a tourist hub. They have a wide selection of guidebooks and Chicago paraphernalia, but they also carry hard-to-find books and well-designed housewares. Their architectural guides are a must for visitors and natives alike. (We recommend the AIA Guide for a great overview of the city's best buildings.) More below.
Items to check out include the Louis Sullivan wall stencils, the Frank Lloyd Wright collection, and their extensive selection of books on everything from Chicago bungalows to the Graceland Cemetery Guide. Housewares range from globes to clocks to modern tea sets. All purchases benefit CAF programming.