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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: http://gamblehouse.org/tours/index.html


by Yoshiko Yamamoto

The Arts and Crafts Press

10" x 18.5" Matted

12.5" x 23.5" Framed


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.

Price: $125.00 

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 

Can't decide what to buy for that special someone?  Now you don't have to decide, because gift certificates are available online!  Not sure what increment is best?  Here are some ideas:

$20 buys two Student/Senior Admission Tickets to The Gamble House
$25 buys two General Admission Tickets to The Gamble House
$45 buys a ticket to the Behind the Velvet Ropes Tour or the Fire and Light Tour
$50 buys a clock
$80 buys a ticket to the Details and Joinery Woodworking Tour
$100 buys a small piece of pottery
$150 buys a hand blown glass vase

We'll even ship it to you or the recipient free of charge!
Price: $20.00 

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!
Price: $18.95 

From the back cover:

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.”

Price: $29.99 

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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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