Here’s Hazel Grace, back to work at A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland, CA. The store is open for curbside pick-up, while Hazel Grace helps out in the background, all smiles.
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.
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?
The Book Man bookstore in Chilliwack, British Columbia, celebrates pet visitors in a big way. The Book Man’s Four Legged Friends Club offers treats and discounts for pets and owners, in exchange for a snapshot for the website. Here Tonka and Gonzo stop by, bringing what their people describe as “lots of energy!” Tonka and Gonzo “have manners for the most part… and they LOVE coming to The Book Man.” They are two of the many dog customers welcome at The Book Man.
See The Book Man’s very excellent slide show
And find many more pet visitors on The Book Man’s Photobucket slide show
Beloved feline Franny resides at Skylight Books in Los Angeles, CA. Here she is surrounded by images from classic films, starring herself. She’s just the sort of bookstore cat that would have her own Instagram account.
Otis joined the staff of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 2008– to be adored by customers and staff ever since.
Playful Otis will race his co-worker to the counter where they’ll tag each other at the finish line. And if there’s a ladder in the store, Otis can often be found at the top of it.
Find Otis front-and-center on Loganberry’s Facebook page
Padric, one of two bookstore cats at A Novel Idea Bookstore in Lincoln Nebraska, is here the subject of a #costumeshelfie. Owner Cinnamon Dokken says of Padric, “Pad is actually a doll-kitty for this sort of thing. He was feeling good here. We would never attempt such a thing with Eddy!”
This is Ash, resident cat at The Escapist Comic Bookstore in Berkeley, California. Ash grew up at Comic Relief, another Berkeley institution, and moved to The Escapist when Comic Relief closed in 2011. Ash likes to curl up on visitors’ laps, and she loves kids. And when she’s had enough, Ash retreats upstairs for a nap.
Mockingbird Used Books in Sebastopol doesn’t have a store pet, but it is a pet-friendly store. Pictured here is Bella, one of Mark and Geronimo’s girls, waiting for her chance to greet customers upon opening.