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 - Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“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.”
"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."
The Bookstore is happy to be carrying this exclusive design by Susan Hebert of Cobre. The lapel pin and pendant are intricately cut-out to resemble the famous Gamble House door and are both in sterling silver.
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.
"With a birthday in January, Clarence James Gamble was just fourteen years old in March of 1908, when he, his seventeen-year-old brother, Sidney, and his parents, David and Mary Gamble, left Cincinnati, Ohio, for a lengthy tour of the Orient that included ten weeks in Japan. Once there, Clarence and Sidney took many, many photos, a hundred and twenty of which have been left to posterity. Here is a glimpse into a Japan long lost, as seen by the travelling Gambles in 1908."