The Gamble House Bookstore, located in the original garage structure
adjacent to the main house, is known for its extensive collections
of books and periodicals on Greene and Greene, the Arts and Crafts
movement, and American Art Pottery,
along with a broad selection of architecture guidebooks for
Pasadena and Los Angeles. Our online store features just a selection of what is available in the store. Bookstore
proceeds directly support The Gamble House.
Bookstore Hours / Telephone:
Monday closed Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For years craftsmen struggled to replicate Greene &
Greene pieces due to their rarity. The struggle is over; this book is the
solution. Darrell Peart provides the reader with step-by-step projects which
can be accomplished by intermediate and advanced woodworkers. Projects include
ebony plugs, relief detail, pulls and hardware, proud finger jointed drawers
In 1996, Yoshiko founded with her
husband, Bruce Smith, The Arts & Crafts Press in Berkeley, teaching herself (with the help of
wonderful mentors) the craft of letterpress printing. For her limited edition
prints, Yoshiko first sketches, and after multiple drawings and water colors,
she begins cutting blocks. Sometimes she works with wood blocks, usually
cherry, and other times she chooses linoleum. Yoshiko takes the blocks and
prints each color separately on a Vandercook printing press, using as many as
twenty blocks per print to achieve the desired effect. Yoshiko now resides in a
small coastal town of Washington
with Bruce and their children.
This print was created from sketches Yoshiko did while visiting The Gamble House in 2007.
Noted childrens’ author Kathleen Thorne Thomsen has introduced kids to
Frank Lloyd Wright and Pasadena history, and now presents the first
childrens’ book ever on the Greene brothers. Along with learning about
the Greenes’ lives through stories, photographs and architectural
drawings, kids can enjoy pages of hands-on activities such as soap
carving, paint mixing and designing a miniature stained glass window.
These exclusively designed leather padfolios are sure to please any Gamble House enthusiast. There are two designs to choose from: Gamble House (pictured right) and Gamble House Door (pictured left) and the paper pad insert (pictured middle) is exchangeable so you can reuse your journal over and over. Pair one of these with a Gamble House Pen to make a perfect gift!
“Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture compiles plans for 57 classic pieces of Arts & Crafts furniture from 3 of his previous books: Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture, Shop Drawings for Craftsman Inlays & Hardware, and More Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture. With perspective views, elevations, sections details, and cutting lists for each project, this book gives today’s woodworkers the heart of the Craftsman aesthetic, along with all the information needed for workshop success.”