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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 new and exclusive design from CoasterStone features the Gamble House door. Four coasters per box.
Price: $19.50 

by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

Gibbs Smith, 2004

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.
Regular Price: $17.95
 On Sale For: $9.95 

From the back cover:

"In the Greene & Greene Style is an invaluable sourcebook for any woodworker who wants to master the Greene & Greene design idiom and make it his or her own. Based on the author Darrell Peart's unique knowledge of the Greenes' original work, In the Greene & Greene Style presents easy-to-use instructions for creating authentic Greene & Greene details such as ebony splines, block & dowel pulls, fingers, and waterfall legs."
Price: $24.95 

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 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 


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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