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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 ballpoint pen is laser engraved with an image of the Gamble House and comes in a lovely "Greene" color. This pen goes great with one of our exclusively designed Gamble House Padfolios.
Price: $7.50 

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:

$25 buys two Student/Senior Admission Tickets to The Gamble House
$30 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 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 

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 

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 

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 


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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