Dickens is one of two bookstore cats at Vintage Books in Vancouver, Washington. He’s a lover of boxes and a connoisseur of aged catnip. Vintage Books features an extensive system of catwalks (shown here) so that Dickens and Henry may catch a bird’s-eye-view of the store.
Daisy, pictured here in a tutu, enjoyed Paws on Grand last month, St. Paul’s annual dog day on Grand Avenue. Red Balloon Bookshop welcomed dog visitors with treats and a story hour featuring special guest Spot (from the popular children’s books). The dogs seemed to enjoy story hour as much as the kids. (Photo credit: Joan Trygg)
Jack is one of two cats in residence at Copperfield’s Books, Healdsburg, CA. Kaitlin of Copperfield’s describes Jack as “the cuddlebug. He’ll follow you around the store. And he loves treats, as you can tell.” Copperfield’s other cat, Sweet Pea, has been known to eat paper. “A dangerous thing for a bookstore,” says Kaitlin. A paper-eating bookstore cat merits her own, future post.
Photograph: Sarah Lee
Visit Jack and Sweet Pea at Copperfield’s Books Healdsburg
Meet Amelia, one of two bookstore chinchillas at Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The folks at Wild Rumpus describe Amelia this way:
“From her tiny hands which clasp her food as she nibbles, to her dumbo shaped ears, to her fluffy, fluffy coat, Amelia is simply Adorable. While both chinchillas are shy, Amelia is known to be more outgoing than her male counterpart, Mr. Skeeter. She’s also bigger boned–but don’t let her fool you. She can zip through the store (and your fingers) faster than any other Rumpus critter (maybe–we haven’t held an official race yet).”
See more bookstore pets at Wild Rumpus: Books for Young Readers