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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002

Hours

  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Summer Sidewalk Sale

It's Summer Sidewalk Sale time in Northampton, MA! Every year, downtown shops and eateries in Northampton celebrate summer with four days of great deals, food, music and fun. This year for the first time, The Carle Museum is sharing a booth with Eric Carle's downtown Northampton studio. The Carle Bookshop will be there all weekend selling a sampling of the goodies we regularly sell in our brick-and-mortar shop in Amherst, as well as online. Check out our sidewalk set-up! READ MORE

Too Bad, Ants! (A Halloween Unmasking)

It’s Halloween the day after tomorrow, that most perplexing of holidays, when everybody nice and safe puts on the mask of danger and death, and everyone laughs in the face of the very scariest things. READ MORE

Caterpillar, Caterpillar, What Do You See?

I was working at the cash register on a busy Saturday a few weeks ago. I asked my customer, "Do you have a membership to the museum?" "Yes I do," answered the friendly man with glasses and graying hair, "but I've never been to the museum before. I live in Minneapolis."  He was buying a hundred dollars worth of books and toys. I gave him the 15% membership discount and said, "You're a member but you've never been to the museum?" READ MORE

My Fairy Tale Life, By Lisbeth Zwerger

A few hours ago Lisbeth Zwerger walked into the The Carle and I told her the fairy tale story of why she is responsible for me being here, running The Carle’s bookshop.  She was surprised, because we had never met before! READ MORE

The Carle Book Shop Blog Goes Live

Welcome to The Eric Carle Museum Bookstore's new blog. This multivocal hodgepodge of opinions, queries and book reviews aims to entertain and engage. Our blogging team is: Super-duper Barbara Elleman, Higgledy-piggledy Andy Laties, and Razzle-dazzle Eliza Brown. Can we write a couple of fun and useful posts each week? Like Eric Carle's inspiring menagerie of humble bugs, we won't quit trying. We hope you like our show. READ MORE

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