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



  • Tuesday- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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Picture Books We Love

New Blog Contributor: Emily Prabhaker

Hello friends! I'm sorry it has been so long between blog posts. As we've been navigating staffing changes here at The Carle Bookshop, I admit I've been having a little trouble finding time to do all the blog posts that I've been dreaming about writing. So here to help me out is Carle Museum co-worker (and also fellow Simmons grad!) Emily Prabhaker. READ MORE

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mothers and grandmothers out there! Do you have a special book that you remember your mother reading to you? That special book for me and my mother is Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. READ MORE

"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

Farewell, Andy!

We have some big Eric Carle Museum Bookstore news to share with our regular blog readers and friends, which may help explain why my blog posts have been so scarce lately. Our founding manager Andy Laties, who has been running the bookstore at The Carle since it opened almost ten years ago, has recently left us to run another fabulous children's bookstore. We are so excited to announce that Andy will now be the manager of Bank Street Bookstore in New York City and we wish him the best of luck in his new adventures in his new city. READ MORE

Find us on Pinterest!

The Carle Museum is now on Pinterest! Have you discovered Pinterest yet? It's an online bookmarking system that helps you collect and organize all the amazing and noteworthy things you find on the web. It creates a virtual scrapbook or inspiration board for as many categories as you can dream up.


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