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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 Day!

Photo by Kristin Angel.

This past Saturday was our annual Eric Carle book signing and we welcomed Eric Carle fans of all ages from across the country. In fact, fans were up super early that morning, lining up at the door before we even opened, to make sure they got the chance to meet Eric Carle and have him sign some of their favorite picture books. Once inside, the signing lines moved quickly, especially with other fans to chat with and temporary tattoos of the Very Hungry Caterpillar to keep little ones occupied.

Fans of Eric Carle wait in line to get their books signed. Photo by Kristin Angel.

By noon, 350 people (can you believe it?) met Eric Carle and went home with signed books.

Eric Carle signing his books. Photo by Kristin Angel.

Young fans get their copy of Brown Bear signed by Eric Carle. Photo by Kristin Angel.

Meet Eric Carle Day is one of our favorite days of the year at the Museum and we are so happy so many of you were able to join us.  For those of you who weren't able to make it, but would still like a signed book, for a limited time, we're offering free Eric Carle bookplates with the purchase of any hardcover Eric Carle book. These unique bookplates were specially designed by Eric Carle for The Carle Museum and each are personally signed. Just enter the Coupon Code: BOOKPLATE at checkout online. Limit 3 per person until August 31st or as supplies last.

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