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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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At The Carle: Meet Eric Carle!

We have two very special events planned for this upcoming weekend and we hope that you can make it! Cocktails & Conversation with Eric Carle: Friday, August 13th at 5:00 pm

Photo by Michael Rodman, Harvard Graduate School of Education

On Friday evening, Eric Carle is giving a special presentation in our Auditorium about his life and art as a fundraiser for the Museum. Following the presentation, there will be a champagne reception with the opportunity to meet and chat with Eric Carle. Tickets for the presentation will be $65 ($50 for members) and tickets for the presentation and the lovely reception will be $125 ($100 for members). You can buy your tickets online here or by calling our Admissions desk at 413-658-1126.

Photo by Paul Shoul

Then on Saturday, we have the event that fans wait ALL YEAR to arrive: Meet Eric Carle Book Signing: Saturday, August 14th at 10:00 am (9:00 am for Members) It's the one time a year to come to the Museum and meet Eric Carle and get a signed book (or three!) to take home and cherish or to give to a very lucky friend. We know it's hard to stop at 3 books, but we don't want Eric's poor hand to fall off - so we're giving away signed bookplates for any hardcover books purchased that you can't get signed by Eric, himself. What's a bookplate, you ask?  Bookplates are special stickers to put in the front of the book (either on the inside cover or title page) and each one has been designed and signed personally by Eric for our store. Isn't it cute? This weekend is so exciting because it's a chance for all of us here at the Museum to not only see Eric (we've missed him ever since he's moved away from our Happy Valley!) but also to meet all of his amazing fans! Past Eric Carle book signings have brought us people from all over the country making road trip pilgrimages to meet Eric in this special space he created: The Eric Carle Museum. Last year I remember meeting a woman covered in Eric Carle tattoos and a sweet couple who trekked all the way from The Caribbean! I hope this is the year we get to meet you! We know for some of you a trip to the Museum is just not in the cards right now, but we'd hate for you to miss out on all the excitement of a signed book. While you won't be able to meet Eric this time, if you buy a hardcover Eric Carle book from our bookstore, we'll ship it to you after the event with one of the special signed bookplates - just remember to use the COUPON CODE: BOOKPLATE at checkout. We only have a few so we're limiting this offer to only 2 per person until August 31st or while supplies last. Click here to see all of Eric Carle's wonderful books. So get ready for a couple of really exciting days ahead and we hope to see you all there!

by Eliza Brown

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