Florida Bookstores

Brady of MacIntosh Books

Brady at MacIntosh

Brady, resident cat at MacIntosh Books and Paper, Sanibel Island, Florida, likes to get in the middle of things. Here’s Brady on a rainy day, doing what he does best— demanding (and getting) attention. He’s pretty sure everyone’s job is to pet him.

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See more of Brady at MacIntosh Books on Facebook

Minnesota Bookstores

Ferdinand of Wild Rumpus Books

After an ***extended*** absence, Pets in Bookstores is making a comeback, promising sporadic posts of furry/feathered bookstore lovers…

Meet Ferdinand, resident ferret at Wild Rumpus Books in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As Wild Rumpus describes him:

Ferdinand is a repeat offender, wanted for petty larceny of plush animals and puppets, water bottle caps, sunglass cases and a suspected accomplice in the theft of one store employee’s wallet. Brother and known associate to Doodle.

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Spike of Left Bank Books

Left bank spike 2

Spike rules Left Bank Books in St. Louis, Missouri. He terrorizes dog visitors (but runs from small children), and he’s been known to upstage an author in the middle of a reading.

And Spike is an accomplished cat. He’s been featured on Fox 2 News in St. Louis. He makes a cameo appearance in at least two books. He was voted Bookstore Cat of the Year at 2012’s Book Expo America. And that’s him front and center in the store’s logo. All this attention would suggest he’s a charmer.

Find Spike on Left Bank’s Facebook page

Spike’s own recommendations on Left Bank’s website

Spike featured on Fox News 2, St. Louis

Minnesota Bookstores

Iggy and Neil, the chickens of Wild Rumpus Books

WildRumpus chickens

Bookstore chickens Iggy and Neil reside at Wild Rumpus Books in Minneapolis, MN. Wild Rumpus is home to many bookstore pets, probably the most of any indie bookstore. And so it wouldn’t be unusual to find these two silkies out on “an afternoon stroll to the spooky shed, to chat with the rat sisters, and maybe read some Nancy Drew books.”

Visit Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers

Find Wild Rumpus on Facebook

And here’s the best bookstore Instagram account ever


Bartleby, Bookstore Cat at Adams Avenue Books

Bartleby at Adams Ave San Diego

Adams Avenue Book Store in San Diego, CA is home to felines Bartleby and Felixia. Here’s Bartleby, a cat who will wear the occasional costume, if properly rewarded. Bartleby has his own Facebook page, like some bookstore pets we know. But this cat goes one better with his own sidelines. Bartleby magnets and Christmas cards, anyone?

Bartleby’s Facebook page…

Bartleby and Felixia on Adams Avenue’s Facebook page

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