The Carle Museum Bookshop

The Carle Museum Bookshop Named “the very best bookstore for picture books in the entire world” by Parent’s Choice, we specialize in illustrated books of all kinds for all ages.
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Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!
03/20/2013

Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!

Wild Thing bento boxes! Adorable! Thanks to PW's Children's Bookshelf for the link.
03/15/2013
bento #32: Where the Wild Things Are – right side

Wild Thing bento boxes! Adorable! Thanks to PW's Children's Bookshelf for the link.

After Christmas, I wanted to make one more bento before the year was over, but my boyfriend and I were already on holiday vacation. I was thinking of making a bento to eat at home, but my boyfriend had to go see his family for a couple of days, so I decided to make a bento for him to eat on the bus....

Are you ready to ROCK? Jam it out with Jarrett & Jef tomorrow at The Carle!
03/08/2013
Jammin’ with Jarrett & Jef! « Shop Talk

Are you ready to ROCK? Jam it out with Jarrett & Jef tomorrow at The Carle!

We’re hosting the ultimate picture book jam fest here at The Carle this Saturday, March 9th. Author/Illustrators Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Jef Czekaj will be here for a performance that combines punk music, drawing and rapping into one epic book reading. The authors will sign copies of their books ou...

Check out our selection of Goldilocks picture books and enter to win tickets to a Goldilocks performance at the Museum n...
02/15/2013
Goldilocks and The Amazing Ticket Giveaway! « Shop Talk

Check out our selection of Goldilocks picture books and enter to win tickets to a Goldilocks performance at the Museum next week!

A good fairy tale re-telling never goes out of style. Talented author and artists always seem to keep coming up with fresh ways to make a classic bedtime tale take on a whole new life. This week we’ll host the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School’s adaptation of Goldilocks and The Th...

Happy Valentine's Day! Show some love and give your valentine a book this year!
02/14/2013
Happy Valentines Day from The Carle! « Shop Talk

Happy Valentine's Day! Show some love and give your valentine a book this year!

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Carle. We’re loving these sweet Eric Carle love-inspired canvas art prints! Tell us about something (or someone) you love today. Here’s a list of our favorite Valentine-themed books.

02/09/2013

We're sorry to say that Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen's visit tomorrow, Sunday, February 10th is cancelled due to weather. We hope to reschedule and will keep you posted. In the meantime, we'll be in touch with those with pre-orded autographed copies and will post updates the Extra Yarn giveaway on our blog soon. In the meantime, stay warm and safe, New Englanders!

Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of the 2013 Caldecott Honor book, Extra Yarn!
02/07/2013
Extra Yarn? Extra Fun! Win an Autographed Copy of Extra Yarn! « Shop Talk

Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of the 2013 Caldecott Honor book, Extra Yarn!

We are so excited to welcome Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, the author and illustrator team behind this year’s Caldecott Honor-winning book, Extra Yarn, to The Carle this coming weekend. On Sunday, February 10th, these two creators of many bestselling picture books will talk about their process and co...

Book recommendations for Valentine's Day from The Carle Bookshop and Reading Library.
01/31/2013
Homemade and Heart-felt: DIY Valentines « Shop Talk

Book recommendations for Valentine's Day from The Carle Bookshop and Reading Library.

There’s nothing quite like receiving a handmade card on Valentine’s day from someone you love. This weekend, get inspired to break out the craft supplies and make some sweet and simple cards for your valentine. Don’t want to craft alone or afraid you don’t have the right supplies? Come on down to Th...

Last chance to win an autographed and personalized Mo Willems poster. Head over to the blog for details before noon toda...
01/11/2013
The Piggie Portrait Gallery: A Mo Willems Contest « Shop Talk

Last chance to win an autographed and personalized Mo Willems poster. Head over to the blog for details before noon today!

Back in 2009, as a great treat to The Carle, Mo Willems created this wonderful poster to commemorate our annual gala in New York. (You can read more about The Carle Honors here.) We sell the posters in the shop and people are always asking, “Which artists inspired Elephant Gerard’s portraits?” Well,...

One more day to enter to win an original doodle by Tony DiTerlizzi! Check out our blog for details.
12/11/2012
Holiday Giveaway: Tony DiTerlizzi Doodle! « Shop Talk

One more day to enter to win an original doodle by Tony DiTerlizzi! Check out our blog for details.

Can you believe it? The Carle is 10 years old! We threw a big bash here at The Carle last month to celebrate. It was a weekend full of book signings, artist doodling, stellar storytimes, reconnecting with old friends and making lots of new ones. It was the perfect time to thank our friends for their...

Want an original doodle by Tony DiTerlizzi? Head over to our blog to enter to win!
12/09/2012
Holiday Giveaway: Tony DiTerlizzi Doodle! « Shop Talk

Want an original doodle by Tony DiTerlizzi? Head over to our blog to enter to win!

Can you believe it? The Carle is 10 years old! We threw a big bash here at The Carle last month to celebrate. It was a weekend full of book signings, artist doodling, stellar storytimes, reconnecting with old friends and making lots of new ones. It was the perfect time to thank our friends for their...

11/17/2012

A customer said to us just now, "If you can't find a book in this store, you can't find it anywhere." Happy Saturday!

Lots of new SALE books just added to the shop. Browse through picture books, chapter books for kids & young adults and e...
10/31/2012
Shop - Sale - SALE Picture Books - The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Lots of new SALE books just added to the shop. Browse through picture books, chapter books for kids & young adults and even drawing activity books. Everything is 30-50% off!

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is the first full-scale museum in this country devoted to national and international picture book art.

Happy Halloween!
10/31/2012

Happy Halloween!

My little Very Hungry Caterpillar in her costume from the Museum shop:)

10/13/2012

Love dinosaurs? Come visit us on The Amherst Common today until 3 pm. Art activities, dinosaur books and toys and a book signing with illustrator Ralph Masiello at 2!

Come meet Lucy Cousins and Maisy this Saturday! Even if you can't make it, you can still get an autographed book from ou...
09/12/2012
Maisy Goes to the Museum! « Shop Talk

Come meet Lucy Cousins and Maisy this Saturday! Even if you can't make it, you can still get an autographed book from our Shop.

Join us at The Carle this Saturday, September 15th, as we celebrate Maisy and her creator, Lucy Cousins. Meet both Artist and Mouse in a day filled with activities and fun including storytimes, art activities and the opportunity to assist Lucy Cousins in creating a “Maisy wall frieze” in our Art Stu...

Lots of new SALE books just added to the shop. Browse through picture books, chapter books for kids & young adults and e...
09/08/2012
Shop - Sale - The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Lots of new SALE books just added to the shop. Browse through picture books, chapter books for kids & young adults and even drawing activity books. Everything is 30-50% off!

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is the first full-scale museum in this country devoted to national and international picture book art.

Know someone with a birthday coming up? These Jon Klassen notecards (author/illustrator of I WANT MY HAT BACK) are way t...
08/01/2012
I Want My Cards Back: New and Note-worthy Jon Klassen Notecards « Shop Talk

Know someone with a birthday coming up? These Jon Klassen notecards (author/illustrator of I WANT MY HAT BACK) are way too cute to pass up!

First we went crazy over I Want My Hat Back. It was reviewed on Top of the Shelf by Jeannine, it made it onto Susan Bloom’s best picture books of 2011, and it was even Margaret’s staff pick for July. Then we got inspired by his book with Mac Barnett, Extra Yarn, and yarn bombed our Red Elephant scul...

This week's Top of the Shelf picture book recommendation is WATER SINGS BLUE by Kate Coombs, illustrated by Meilo So. Su...
07/31/2012
Top of the Shelf: Water Sings Blue « Shop Talk

This week's Top of the Shelf picture book recommendation is WATER SINGS BLUE by Kate Coombs, illustrated by Meilo So. Such a great summer book!

The first poem invites us to leave land’s stillness and “the heavy brown pier” for water and sky that sing blue. More poems echo the themes of imagination, freedom, and change that the sea calls out. We get humor with poems about seagulls, urchins, and octopus ink, a sense of time in “Sand’s Story” ...

The staff from The Carle Bookshop share their July staff picks for favorite summer reads.
07/30/2012
The Carle Bookshop Recommends… « Shop Talk

The staff from The Carle Bookshop share their July staff picks for favorite summer reads.

The Carle Bookshop has an amazing and knowledgeable staff of well-read booksellers. Whether you need to perfect gift or something new to read, we can always find a great book that’s new to you.

Check out the trailer for Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book, a new documentary on Eric Carle. It's...
07/27/2012
Woods Hole Film Festival « Shop Talk

Check out the trailer for Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book, a new documentary on Eric Carle. It's premiering at the Woods Hole Film Festival this weekend!

We’re so excited that Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book will have its New England Film Festival Premiere this Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Woods Hole Film Festival. Here’s a link for more information and tickets.

Come meet Mo Willems this Saturday! Watch his two new films, Edwina the Dinosaur who Didn't Know She was Extinct and Knu...
07/18/2012
Meet Mo! « Shop Talk

Come meet Mo Willems this Saturday! Watch his two new films, Edwina the Dinosaur who Didn't Know She was Extinct and Knuffle Bunny Free. Mo will be here to answer questions, sign books and meet fans. Check out the blog for more details.

Join us this Saturday for a premier screening of new Mo Willems films: Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion and Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct.

06/09/2012

It's Baseball Day at The Carle! Come visit and get your favorite baseball books signed by authors and illustrators!

A favorite new picture book from Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky. Z IS FOR MOOSE is hilarious!
05/29/2012
Top of the Shelf: Z is for Moose « Shop Talk

A favorite new picture book from Kelly Bingham and Paul O. Zelinsky. Z IS FOR MOOSE is hilarious!

This book is sure to delight all young alphabet-lovers and their parents, with special fun for moose-lovers: and who isn’t one? I had the pleasure of watching a parent and child making their way through the expected choices of apple, ball, and cat, where the young reader found her bearings, but by D...

We had a visit from our favorite mouse, Maisy, today and she autographed a few books for a young guest. Stop by tomorrow...
05/26/2012

We had a visit from our favorite mouse, Maisy, today and she autographed a few books for a young guest. Stop by tomorrow at 2:30 to meet Maisy yourself!

Today we remember children's book great, Maurice Sendak during a special visit with Tomi Ungerer.
05/09/2012
“And he sailed off through night and day…” Rembering Maurice Sendak « Shop Talk

Today we remember children's book great, Maurice Sendak during a special visit with Tomi Ungerer.

I’m sure by now you have all heard of the sad news that children’s book creator Maurice Sendak passed yesterday at the age of 83. Maurice Sendak changed the face of 20th century picture book, most notably with his Caldecott-winning Where the Wild Things Are, a book that is now a staple in every chil...

Big shop news! For anyone who has shopped at The Carle Bookstore in the past few years, you've probably met Andy. Please...
04/18/2012
Farewell, Andy! « Shop Talk

Big shop news! For anyone who has shopped at The Carle Bookstore in the past few years, you've probably met Andy. Please join us in thanking him for his hard work and wishing him good luck in his next endeavors! Feel free to share your Andy memories in the blog comments.

We have some big Eric Carle Museum Bookstore news to share with our regular blog readers and friends, which may help explain why my blog posts have been so scarce lately. Our founding manager Andy Laties, who has been running the bookstore at The Carle since it opened almost ten years ago, has recen...

Happy Birthday today to The Very Hungry Caterpillar! We're celebrating with a big giveaway on our blog. Head on over to ...
03/20/2012
Very Hungry Caterpillar Giveaway « Shop Talk

Happy Birthday today to The Very Hungry Caterpillar! We're celebrating with a big giveaway on our blog. Head on over to enter to win!

To celebrate 41 years of a classic book that has reached and delighted so many children all over the world, today we are giving away a very special gift to one lucky reader. The winner of this giveaway will receive a hardcover copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, autographed by Eric Carle and a copy...

03/19/2012

Congratulations to Peter Sis, winner of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen award!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Can you name the book this Leprechaun quote is from?
03/17/2012
Picture Book Puzzler: Leprechauns, The True Story « Shop Talk

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Can you name the book this Leprechaun quote is from?

In anticipation of upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, today’s Puzzler is a quote from a book that contains the real truth about human misconceptions about leprechauns. Can you name the middle-grade fiction book that contains this quote?

Today's recommendation: ONE COOL FRIEND by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by David Small
03/15/2012
Top of the Shelf: One Cool Friend « Shop Talk

Today's recommendation: ONE COOL FRIEND by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by David Small

Here’s a story about “a very proper young man,” who looks a bit like a penguin, and a distracted father, who resembles a tortoise, who visit the aquarium, where a penguin is popped into a backpack. Children will laugh at the antics accompanied by good manners, and thrill at the thought of a penguin ...

http://www.carlemuseum.org/blog/?p=6647This week's Picture Book Puzzler is made up of rainbows! Can you name each of the...
03/14/2012
Picture Book Puzzler: Over the Rainbow « Shop Talk

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This week's Picture Book Puzzler is made up of rainbows! Can you name each of the picture books based on its illustration? Head over to the blog to put in your guesses.

In March we start looking for early signs of spring. The first flowers in the garden, green buds on trees, the return of songbirds and, of course, rainy days. Grey, rainy days can still bring the chance for bursts of bright color — seen in children’s raincoats and galoshes, cheerful umbrellas, and i...

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03/06/2012

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In like a lion...out like a lamb... Can you solve today's Picture Book Puzzler?
03/05/2012
Picture Book Puzzler: March Comes in Like a Lion… « Shop Talk

In like a lion...out like a lamb... Can you solve today's Picture Book Puzzler?

Happy March! After a pretty mild winter here in New England, March came in with a delightful snowstorm. Mother Nature’s way of reminding us that winter isn’t over until she says it’s over! There’s a common saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, so for this week’s puzzler, w...

How great is this picture of illustrator/filmmaker William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg after they won an Oscar for Best ...
03/02/2012
In Brief: March 1: Oscars Edition

How great is this picture of illustrator/filmmaker William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg after they won an Oscar for Best Animated Short. Have you seen The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Lessmore yet? It's so moving and lovely and soon to be made into a picture book!

Two children’s book creators had a good night at the 84th annual Academy Awards, held this past Sunday. , based on Brian Selznick’s , took home five Oscars, and author/illustrator/filmmaker William Joyce won an award in the Short Film (Animated) category for . Read on for photos and more from the sh...

Happy 108th Birthday to Dr. Seuss! For Seuss fans, we have copies of The Bippolo Seed and The Seuss, The Whole Seuss and...
03/02/2012
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Happy 108th Birthday to Dr. Seuss! For Seuss fans, we have copies of The Bippolo Seed and The Seuss, The Whole Seuss and Nothing But the Seuss autographed by editor and Seuss expert Charles Cohen in stock. What's your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is the first full-scale museum in this country devoted to national and international picture book art.

A favorite new picture book to get us in the mood for spring!
02/29/2012
Top of the Shelf: and then it’s spring « Shop Talk

A favorite new picture book to get us in the mood for spring!

The colors in the letters of the title move from brown to green, and it’s not too much of a surprise that the book’s general colors follow likewise. Like the little boy, dog, and turtle at the center of the book, readers have to wait through a lot of brown ground to see more colors. But Erin Stead’s...

The MacLachlan family stopped by today! Patricia Maclachlan and her daughter Emily MacLachlan Charest were even nice eno...
02/24/2012

The MacLachlan family stopped by today! Patricia Maclachlan and her daughter Emily MacLachlan Charest were even nice enough to sign some of their books for our store. You can find copies in the Autographed Books section of our website.

A delightfully funny picture book for George Washington's birthday. Party on, George.
02/22/2012
George Washington’s Birthday: A Mostly True Tale « Shop Talk

A delightfully funny picture book for George Washington's birthday. Party on, George.

Today, February 22nd, is George Washington’s birthday and what better way to celebrate our forefather who could not tell a lie, than with a “mostly true” and yet entirely amusing picture book. Margaret McNamara’s George Washington’s Birthday: A Mostly True Tale (Schwartz & Wade, 2012) is a fresh and...

Address

125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA
01002

There is a free Five College bus service that runs throughout the school year in coordination with the PVTA. Both the 38 and the 39 stop in front of the Museum. The 32 Puffer’s Pond/Atkins Corner bus runs between Amherst Center and the Museum Mondays through Saturdays.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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(413) 658-1129

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