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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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Picture Books We Love

Spring is Here!

Happy Spring! After a cold, snowy winter, right about now I can't stop thinking of spring.  Budding leaves, sunshine, flowers, and green, green, green.  While spring doesn't always come as quickly as we may like here in New England, it doesn't mean we can't be reading good books, planning our gardens, and thinking warm, flower-filled thoughts. Here are a few of our favorite spring picture books here at the store: READ MORE

Book Finder: Cumulative Tales

Book Recommendation Request For: 2 ½ year old boy. Description: Outgoing, loves William Steig’s poetry and drawings Interests: Playing music, memorizing poems, building things with construction toys. Favorite Books: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, Alpha Beta Chowder by William and Jeanne Steig, In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

Fun Trivia: Golden Books

Now that our Golden Legacy exhibit has left our galleries, I'm curious to know which of all the wonderful Golden Books that we carried in our bookstore were the most popular with our visitors.  I remember constantly having to restock the display as customers bought not one, not two, but STACKS of their favorite Golden Books.  But which were the ones that everyone just HAD to buy for themselves or their newest grandbaby? Are you ready for this? Here are our top best-selling Golden Books during the months the exhibit was in our gallery: READ MORE

A Golden Weekend

It's hard to believe it's time for our Golden Legacy exhibit to close!  If you're in the area, this weekend will be your last chance to see the original art from these classic and beloved books on our walls, so make sure you squeeze in a visit.


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