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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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Picture Books We Love

Birth: Worth the Effort

I was driving the family van in 1992 when from the back seats I heard my two children---five-year-old Sam and three-year-old Sarah---having this unlikely conversation with their five-year-old friend Michael: Michael: When you die, you go to heaven with the angels. Sam: When you die, you go to nature with the flowers and trees. Sarah: When you die, you get born again in a baby. I was delighted with their profound yet calm assertions, which made death sound like an adventure. 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!

Back to School...with Mordicai Gerstein!

September is creeping up on us and while I'll miss summer, Autumn in the Pioneer Valley has to be one of my most favorite things. Apple picking, fields of cornstalks and pumpkins, the gorgeous leaves and crisp hiking weather...  And for many of you teachers and students, fall means back to school! READ MORE


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