Beloved Bookstore Cats

Shakespeare Bookshop opposite Notre Dame

Shakespeare Bookshop opposite Notre Dame

There is nothing more comforting then a bookstore – unless it is an independent bookstore with a cat mascot. In her recent article about 10 Excellent Bookstore Cats, Miss Cellania treats her readers to international list of beautiful felines who live among the stacks of books in their various bookstores.

With names like “Trouble” and “Spike”, these cats have developed passionate followings in their communities. Many of them have their own twitter accounts and Facebook pages. After all, if you have to follow someone’s tweets, why not follow a book-loving cat who makes reading recommendations and lists their hobblies as ‘eating and sleeping’?

The topic of cats and bookstores generates lots of hits on the search engines. Want to meet a few more delightful literary feline friends? Check out this article featuring Cleo from the bookstore of my Alma Mater in Manhattan, KS and  this one about NYC bookstore cats. The LA Times has a sweet photographic essay featuring books and the cats that love them. Enjoy meeting these kitty superstars, and let me know if I’ve missed your favorite cat from your favorite bookstore!

About S.L. Schmitz

S.L. Schmitz lives in Indian Trail, NC with her husband and son. There is an ever-changing menagerie of cats who graciously allow the family to share the house with them. In addition to reading and writing, she enjoys scrapbooking, drinking martinis, and making snarky comments about a variety of topics. Feel free to email her at thedeadgirl25(at)yahoo(dot)com

Posted on December 16, 2012, in About Me and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. When my husband and I had a used/rare bookshop we fostered cats from the local shelter, as did other businesses in town. Dogs and even rabbits were also fostered to help keep the humane society there virtually kill-free. It was nice for the customers to have cats among the stacks, and we found homes over the years for more than fifty of the furry loveballs! I wish more businesses, and not only bookshops, would foster.

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