Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bookstore Cats

Mental Floss has a round of 10 Excellent Bookstore Cats including Ginger from my local indie bookstore, Orinda Books, Orinda, CA

Not all bookstores have cats: the big chains don’t have cats, and some mom and pop stores keep their cats at home, so if you are allergic to cats, you can still find a place to browse for reading material. But you’ll find resident cats in many independent bookstores because they are nice to curl up with (just like a good book), they don’t eat the merchandise, and they protect the premises from rodents who will eat the merchandise.  Read the full text here

Orinda Books in Orinda, California features their bookstore cat right on the website’s home page. They welcome you to come in and pet Ginger, who is accustomed to customers. Here you see her drawing attention to a table of books for sale.

See other Bookstore Cats HERE with links to library cats and other bibliocats.


Margot Kinberg said...

Janet - Oh, Mental Floss is a great periodical, isn't it? I like it very much. And thanks for sharing this! Bibliocats are great and there are lots of them in crime fiction, too.

Joe Barone said...

Loved the post. Those of us who have cats enjoy seeing pictures of store cats. Not just bookstores but antique stores and others sometimes have in-house cats.

Priscilla said...

Have had the pleasure of meeting Ginger. She has a dog companion as well who treats her with proper respect!