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The Bookstore at The Gamble House

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: (626) 449-4178

Monday closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Purchase Tickets in the Bookstore for Brown Bag Tuesday Tours and 1-Hr Public Tours on Thursday-Sunday.  For more information visit:

This beautiful porcelain ornament in the design of the front door was custom made for the Gamble House by Hooven & Hooven. This ornament comes gift wrapped.
Price: $16.95 

Hand painted silk scarf by Kristine Baker. Exclusive design based on Emil Lange designed Gamble House front door. 17x70"

Kristine worked patiently with us to create the perfect design for this beautiful silk scarf. The Arts and Crafts Movement is about individual art and hand work, so we love that this scarf embodies that process.  

Price: $85.00 

Pen and Ink Drawing by Russell Hobbs. Boxed Set of 8 individually sleeved cards.

From the back of each notecard: 

"Built in 1908, this house is an outstanding example of the design and workmanship of the famous architectural firm of Greene and Greene. It is the best-preserved example of The American Craftsman Movement. The architects went beyond the design of the structure to include landscaping, interior design, and such diverse specialties as rugs, furniture, stained glass, light fixtures, hardware and picture frames as part of their design competence. 

The basic structure is Oregon pine, with lesser amount of redwood and oak; and the exterior is sheathed with hand-split cedar shakes. The interior wood - teak, mahogany, and Port Orford cedar - was hand-polished to a glass-like finish.

On January 25, 1966, the Gamble family presented the deed to the Gamble House to the City of Pasadena in a joint agreement with the University of Southern California. In 1986, The Department of the Interior recorded the Gamble House in the national archives."
Price: $20.00 

This calendar is custom made for the Gamble House Bookstore by Found Image Press. It features images of the Gamble House as well as Pasadena landmarks such as the Rose Bowl and Colorado Street Bridge.
Regular Price: $12.50
 On Sale For: $8.75 

Sizes Sm-3XL as available.
Price: $17.95 


The Gamble House: Charles and Henry Greene’s 1908 Masterpiece of the American Arts and Crafts Movement
4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, California 91103 / map + directions / tel. (626) 793-3334 /

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