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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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"And he sailed off through night and day..." Rembering Maurice Sendak

I'm sure by now you have all heard of the sad news that children's book creator Maurice Sendak passed yesterday at the age of 83. Maurice Sendak changed the face of 20th century picture book, most notably with his Caldecott-winning Where the Wild Things Are, a book that is now a staple in every children's bookstore and cherished so deeply in so many homes around the world. We honor him here at The Carle every day in our logo and remember The Carle's inaugural exhibit of Maurice Sendak's artwork in our galleries. READ MORE

Father's Day Book Round-Up

Happy Father's Day! Growing up, my dad was the designated bedtime reader. He patiently tucked us in, squeezed in with us on the bed and read us story after story. I distinctly remember that he would fall asleep first and when I would wake him up to finish the book, he'd insist he wasn't sleeping, just "resting his eyes." My Dad is a man of habit. He likes the same thing for breakfast. He likes to listen to the same song (over and over and over again). READ MORE

Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak!

What's better than a June birthday? There are so many talented and creative people born in the month of June, such as Norton Juster, Eric Carle, Charlotte Zolotow and Chris Van Allsburg and *ahem* me, just to name a few. And today marks the birthday of another children's book great, Maurice Sendak. It's the perfect time to share with some of our more faraway fans a very special piece of our bookstore here at The Carle. READ MORE

At The Carle: Rich Michelson

This Sunday, November 7th at 1:00 pm, meet local award-winning writer and storyteller Rich Michelson at The Carle. As well as being a poet and writer of children's books, Rich is also the owner of the amazing R.

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