About Us

About the PMCA
The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is dedicated to the exhibition of California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present. Informed by the state's rich mixture of cultures and inspired by its impressive geography, California art has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. PMCA exhibitions and educational programs explore the cultural dynamics and influences unique to California that have shaped and defined art in all media.

About the PMCA Store
We carry a myriad of California artists' works, ranging from handmade ceramic wares to blown glass vases to greeting cards. Along with a library of PMCA exhibition catalogs and books, we carry titles that explore all areas of art, from contemporary to plein-air to abstract and pop culture, as well as children's books focused on art as a theme and how to have fun with creativity.

Our store also has special in-store events, such as book launches and author meet-and-greets. 

PMCA Members regularly receive 10% off all purchases year-round and 15% off purchases made on the day you sign up! For more information on becoming a member and all the benefits that you can receive, click here.

Return Policy
Items may be returned within seven days of purchase with presentation of receipt. Refund and exchange available. Workshop admission, fundraising event tickets, and charitable donations are exempt from this policy.

To reach a bookstore assistant for questions or to order a book, please call: (626) 568-3665, ext. 19

Or, stop in and visit us!

Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) Bookstore
490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Wednesday through Sunday, 12 - 5 pm