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


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Making Art Together

Summer Sidewalk Sale

It's Summer Sidewalk Sale time in Northampton, MA! Every year, downtown shops and eateries in Northampton celebrate summer with four days of great deals, food, music and fun. This year for the first time, The Carle Museum is sharing a booth with Eric Carle's downtown Northampton studio. The Carle Bookshop will be there all weekend selling a sampling of the goodies we regularly sell in our brick-and-mortar shop in Amherst, as well as online. Check out our sidewalk set-up! READ MORE

Fancy Stitching

As you may know, we sell gorgeous Eric Carle fabric in our store. We have over thirty different patterns, designs and colors all in well-made cotton fabric, perfect for quilting and other home sewing projects. One of my favorite parts of the job is having customers come back to show me what they have created with their fabric! It's always so amazing to see the variety of beautiful projects that can be made with a little creativity and skill! READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Color!

Today's Picture Book Puzzler is made up of popular picture books with color names in their titles! Can you fill in each blank with the right color? Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll be back on Friday with the answers. 1. Mr. _____ Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss 2. The Big _____ Splot by Daniel Pinkwater 3. Go Away, Big _____ Monster! by Ed Emberley 4. Shrinking ______ by Cari Best and Giselle Potter 5. Ten _____ Dots by Donald Crews 6. The Fierce _____ Pumpkin by Margaret Wise Brown and Richard Egielski 7. _____ and Say by Patricia Polacco READ MORE

Eric Carle, Picture Writer

Eric Carle once received a fan letter from a child that said, "You are a good picture writer." Eric Carle loves this letter because it describes perfectly how he feels about his art. He's not just creating illustrations or making pictures, but writing the pictures and writing the story with his art. READ MORE


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