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


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

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Picture Books We Love

Back to School with Maisy

We've had such a great summer with three fabulous exhibitions. We were so lucky to host original artwork from Eric Carle's Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth in our West Gallery, a breath-taking collection of pieces by Ezra Jack Keats in our East Gallery and the bright cheerful work of Lucy Cousins in our Central Gallery all summer long! READ MORE

Summer Reading

School may be out, but summer reading is IN! I have an ever-growing to-read list that I keep quite haphazardly in many different places - online, on my computer, on post-it notes, and in margins of notebooks - anywhere I can write down the title of a book that I want to remember to read. Summer is the perfect time to chip away at that list, whether it's a day at the beach, a rainy day stuck inside, a long car trip or a late night in bed. 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


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