Friday, September 29, 2017

Book Review/Giveaway: Bookstore Cats by Brandon Schultz


Bookstore cats are an international phenomenon and this wonderful investigation has turned up the curious cats running bookshops worldwide. Now, for the first time, some of the world's most beloved bookstore cats are collected together in one adorable directory, making the perfect gift for cat lovers, book lovers, shoppers, and the generally curious worldwide. With personalities and histories as varied as the books they tend, each cat has a story worth telling.


The bookstore is a place to enter quietly, search endlessly for inspiration, then dive into something unknown for no solid reason other than to satisfy an itch. In essence, it's where humans act like cats. 

From Bookstore Cats by Brandon Schultz, copyright © 2017, published by Glitterati Incorporated

Cats and books...they just go together! So when you add a feline mascot to a cozy bookshop it's like heaven on earth for literary aurilophiles. This curated collection featuring stories and photos of cats living their little lives in a bookstore made me purr with delight while itching to plan a road trip to visit each and every one of these adorable cats! At the top of my list has to be Cat Tales in Portland, Indiana. Cat Tales is a donation-based used book store that doubles as a cat adoption center. Up to 15 adoptable cats reside at Cat Tales at any given time, with 36 finding their forever homes just in the second half of 2016! Paws crossed that this becomes as popular a trend as cat cafes!

For your viewing pleasure, here's Rosita Slice-a-Pizza from Postmark Books in New York, posing with my favorite non-cat related book of the year, Lily and the Octopus.

From Bookstore Cats by Brandon Schultz, copyright © 2017, published by Glitterati Incorporated

Bookstore Cats also contains cat-centric poetry, literary cat trivia, and is loaded with lists of books from every genre starring cats that has made my Amazon wish list longer than ever. The high quality design of this book (right down to an attached ribbon bookmark) makes it a purrfect gift or coffee table conversation piece in your own home. Just make sure there's a cat (or three) on your lap while you're reading it!




Giveaway!

Glitterati Books is generously offering one lucky reader in the US the chance to win a hardcover copy of Bookstore Cats! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. As members of the Amazon Associates affiliate program, if you click on our links and buy something Mudpie gets a little money for her piggy bank!

24 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human thinks every bookstore should have a kitty!

Fur Everywhere said...

I know of a pet store with a cat, but sadly, there are no bookstores here with cats that I'm aware of. Nearly every time I go into a bookstore with my friend Dave, I tell him they should have a cat there!

Linda Szymoniak said...

Actually, I haven't been to a bookstore that had a kitty - but if I found one near me, you can bet I'd be going there all the time!

Mr Puddy said...

My mom always wish one day she will met a Bookstore Cats in pawson =^x^=

katsrus said...
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katsrus said...

No I've never seen a bookstore kitty.
Sue B

Roby Sweet said...

I've never been to a bookstore with a cat, but I would love to go to one! This book sounds terrific--what could be better than books and a cat?

Eastside Cats said...

A nearby used bookstore had two calico sister cats, that I LOVED to visit! The store is gone now, and I miss those kitties. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

Anonymous said...

There used to be a bookstore, near me, with a resident cat. It's gone, now, but I used to love to visit. I'm glad some bookstore kitties are being immortalized in this book.

Bionic Basil said...

Hey guys, that book sounds fab, thanks so much fur sharing and we think that effury book-store should have a resident biblio cat too! MOL

Big hugs

Basil & Co xox

The Menagerie Mom said...

There is one bookstore in my town with a resident cat, and sometimes I visit it solely to see said kitty. The books are great, too, but the cat is the best kind of cherry on top! I am going to have to get my hands on a copy of this book, because books and cats are simply the best combo out there.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I have never been in a bookstore with a resident cat. I think every one should have one though.

traveler said...

I would love to visit a bookstore with a resident feline. How delightful.

Autumn Trapani said...

I LOVE bookstores with cats. This book is a must have. Thanks for the chance to win!

Robin Coxon said...

I have visited several book stores that have had a resident cat. They provide a homey feel to the store and help keep out rodents that may come in with the book orders. Thank you for hosting Brandon Schultz and his book on your blog.

John Smith said...

"Have you ever visited a bookstore with a resident feline?" Yes, I have! He was an orange tabby and the world's friendliest and most "chill" cat! The bookstore was in an old stone house, and oozed character!

Dianne Casey said...

I have visited a used bookstore that had several cats in residence. Bookstores and cats just seem to go together.

Dianne Casey said...

I have visited a used bookstore that had several cats in residence. Bookstores and cats just seem to go together.

Pam Greer said...

I love bookstore kitties!!!

Betsy Lewerenz said...

I would love to read this book. I have read one book about a library cat - Dewey.

Jana Leah B said...

Yes, I've been to The Iliad Bookshop in North Hollywood, CA.

Sue said...

A library near here had a library cat, and a local paper has a cat---but no bookstore cat near here.

biggie55 said...

I never have been to any of the bookstores but i have read the book and enjoyed it so much. I wish we had one here and a cat cafe too.

Jenni said...

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