Prairie Avenue Bookshop, the fine bookstore for architecture and design in Chicago, is in midst of their going-out-of-business sale. It is very sad, as they held one of the finest stocks of design books I've ever seen anywhere. But do take advantage of the sale. I was there a couple of weeks ago and everything was 60% off. Now the discount is up to 70%, and I don't imagine the store will be open for much longer.
While certainly picked over, I still managed to score a few remarkable books and magazines. They used to have this one display case table with old European design magazines laid out. They were treated as precious commodities and priced for collectors. But for this liquidation they were all reduced to $5 apiece. So I bought a few issues of this magazine called Der Deutsche Tischlermeister (The German Tablemaster?), which offers an amazing peek into the Weimar culture of modern German design.
Check out the pics. As often is the case with these finds, it is the advertising that says the most.