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


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

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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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

Wordless Books

One of my favorite customers comes in regularly looking for books to send to her grandchildren in Japan.  The children don't read English well, but she still loves sending them books, and so she's always looking for new suggestions for books with fabulous illustrations with little or no text.  There's just something so universal about being able to read a story simply through its pictures, without any barriers or language or age, don't you think? Some of my favorite books to recommend are: READ MORE

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