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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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Hurry! Sale ends this Sunday!

There's three more days to take advantage of our biggest sale of the year! Until Sunday, December 4th, save 15% off all toys and books in our online store. READ MORE

We Heart Art: Picture Books about Art Appreciation

Last night we hosted a wonderful event, A Day in the Life of an Infant Toddler Center and a Day in a Preschool in Reggio Emilia presented by Amelia Gambetti and Lella Gandini. The Carle's Art Studio is very much inspired by the philosophy of the early childhood centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy and each year The Carle coordinates Reggio Emilia styled programming (even including trips to Italy to observe and learn from their classrooms) for educators. READ MORE

At The Carle: BERL Lecture #1 with Patricia Lee Gauch

Have you visited our Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) yet here at The Carle? The BERL is a non-circulating research collection of roughly 3,000 professional resources and children's books devoted to the study of children's literature and the visual arts. READ MORE

Great Idea: Eric Carle Postcards

Our customers always come up with the best ideas for the dozens of different Eric Carle postcards we sell. I've heard of people framing them to put on a child's wall or even buying matching pairs of postcards and laminating them to create a durable memory game. My new favorite use of postcards is simple and charming: Use them to welcome students back to school! READ MORE

No More Pencils, No More Books

Summer might be approaching and school winding down to a close, but we're hoping that your summer is still filled with LOTS of books and leisure reading. Around this time of year grateful parents start asking us for suggestions for end-of-the-year gifts for their children's teachers. READ MORE

How To Publish a Picture Book - Pt. 1

Here at The Carle Museum, we're a magnet for book lovers of all ages. And many of these book lovers have big dreams. Whether they're six or sixty-three they have dreams of publishing their very own picture book. Believe me - I'm one of them! But how to get started?

Holiday Gift Guide: For Teachers

While everyone is usually able to find something to love in our bookstore, it's always the teachers who go particularly nuts.  We hear them say things like, "You'll have to drag me out of here." or "Stop me before I buy everything in the store." So who better than us to give a few recommendations to parents looking to give a holiday gift to a special teacher? READ MORE

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