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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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Making Art Together

At The Carle: BookTalk with Norton Juster

Have you been following our Shop's BookTalk series? One Sunday each month we invite a children's author or illustrator to our store to talk with us about their books, their work and their childhoods. At 11:30 (before the rest of the Museum even opens) our own Andy Laties, playfully interviews the guest in front of the Shop and everyone is take a seat and join in. READ MORE

Giveaway: Very Hungry Caterpillar Umbrellas!

It's Thursday again and today we have another super-cute giveaway from The Carle Bookshop. Get ready for spring. Rainy days are tons more fun with these adorable Eric Carle bubble child-sized umbrellas. Today we're giving away one umbrella to TWO lucky readers.

At the Carle: Etienne Delessert

Our newest exhibition, What a Circus! The Art of Etienne Delessert opened this week in our East Gallery. We're celebrating this weekend with a gallery opening reception Saturday night and a personal gallery tour and book signing with Etienne on Sunday afternoon. Etienne is a Swiss-born artist who has illustrated over 80 books in a myriad of languages.

Picture Book Puzzler: Hearts!

Happy Valentine's Day! Roses are red..and picture books are too! I've rounded up ten picture books with red covers, but am only letting you see a tiny bit. Can you identify each picture book based on the heart-shaped snippet of its cover? Let's hear your guesses in the comments below! 1. READ MORE


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