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

Hours

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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

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Picture Books We Love

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

10 Boredom Busters for Snow Days

We've had our fair share of snow days already in the Northeast and chances are...we'll have a few more. I know I always spent hours and hours playing in the snow as a kid, but the time always comes when you get too cold and cranky outside, but are desperate for something fun to do inside. Instead of turning on the TV, here are a few of our favorite recommendations for keeping boredom at bay. While the weather's nice, why not plan a trip to the local bookstore or library and stock up on new books and games so they'll be exciting and new when you're house-bound. READ MORE

Scary but Not-Too-Scary: Halloween Books for Ages 3-6

One regular customer has been stopping in to buy books for his grandson for about three years now. It's been so nice for me to be able to watch how this child's tastes and preferences for books has changed over the years. While Eric Carle's 10 Little Rubber Ducks used to to be his absolute favorite book, on his most recent visit to the store, the now 3-year-old had a new, very specific request: "I want a scary book." READ MORE

September's Shop Newsletter

Our first of two September bookstore newsletters went out to our mailing list today! Click here to read it online and see what's new this week in our store and what's on sale!
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Caterpillar, Caterpillar, What Do You See?

I was working at the cash register on a busy Saturday a few weeks ago. I asked my customer, "Do you have a membership to the museum?" "Yes I do," answered the friendly man with glasses and graying hair, "but I've never been to the museum before. I live in Minneapolis."  He was buying a hundred dollars worth of books and toys. I gave him the 15% membership discount and said, "You're a member but you've never been to the museum?" READ MORE

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