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15 Bookstore Cats You’ll Want to Cuddle With

Bookstores = great. Bookstores with resident cats that slink around = even better. With so many adorable bookstore cats out there, we think it’s time to create a monthly series. Get ready for roundups of sleeping cats and misbehaving bookish kitties, as well as features on individual bookstores with many cats—maybe even a bookstore cat of the month. For now, let’s start with the basics: adorable cats lounging with books.

Juniper at Beckham’s Bookshop in New Orleans, Louisiana

Tilsa at Librería El Virrey in Lima, Peru

Evinrude at The Book Barn in Niantic, Connecticut

A photo posted by @mhicking on

Isabelle at Crescent City Books in New Orleans, Louisiana

“All of the adventures contained within these tomes await. …but first, a nap.”

A photo posted by Zach Houghton (@zachspassport) on

Catticus Finch at Book Corner in Philadelphia, PA

Bookstore cat

via @bookcornerphilly

Tiny The Usurper at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York

Catsby The Bookshop Cat at Second Edition Book Shop in Davie, Florida

The very essence of a literary cat. A photo posted by The Great Catsby (@catsby_the_bookshop_cat) on

Ender at Recycle Bookstore in San Jose, California

Sadleir at David Mason Books in Toronto, Ontario

Kitty Meow at Blue Cypress Books in New Orleans, Louisiana

Patch at Bouquiniste Bookshop in St Andrews, Scotland

Davis, the Bookstore Cat at John K. King Used & Rare Books in Ferndale, Michigan

Zeus and Apollo at The Iliad Bookshop in North Hollywood, California

A photo posted by Alia Penner (@alia_pop) on

Red at The Bookshop of Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Atticus at Books With A Past in Glenwood, Maryland

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It’s impossible to pick a favorite, so we’ll just love all these cuties equally. Be sure to comment with your favorite bookstore cat—we might feature him or her next month!

Oh, and for more cats in your Instagram feed, you’ll definitely find joy in @bookstorecats.

Featured image is Catticus Finch of Book Corner (@bookcornerphilly on Instagram)

Jenna Homen

Community Manager at Chronicle Books. When she's logged off, she can be found cooking, camping, or in a museum. You can follow her on Twitter at @jn_na.
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