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.
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.
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.