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

Hours

  • 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

Holiday Hand-Selling

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Hand-selling book time! I’ve noticed that the holiday shopping season brings more people asking for opinions and recommendations on books than any other time of the year.  And opinions and recommendations I’ve got!  It’s the time of year where people are kind enough to buy books for children of friends and far-away relatives. Not knowing these children very well, more often than not, customers need helping picking out the perfect gift. READ MORE

Best Picture Books of 2009

It's that time of year again!  Susan Bloom, Professor Emeritus from Simmons College, was back again this past Saturday for her annual "Best Books" list here at The Carle. Susan says 2009 is the year for heights.  Whether it's an egg who wants to fly, a princess that floats, or space shuttle to the moon, these books will take you higher and higher!  If you missed her wonderful presentation in our auditorium, don't worry - here's her list of the best of the best: Higher and Higher: Picturebooks of Distinction in 2009 READ MORE

When "What's Good For A Three Year Old?" Means "What's Good For A Thirty Year Old?"

Tis the season of friends and  relations, when "What's good for a three year old?" may mean "I don't know anything about the child I'm shopping for." How's a bookseller to help? I ask about the parents. Personal interests, musical tastes, favorite vacation activities: clues to family lifestyle. Because these book-buyers are shopping for a family gift, and books they'll choose must match parental values. READ MORE

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