We have a delightful book giveaway from Glitterati, the famed New York-based publisher known for high-end coffee table books. They just published a book about bookstore cats and you could win a copy. It’s simply called Bookstore Cats, (naturally) and the purrfectly curated collection by the assistant publisher himself, Brandon Shultz is a joy to behold. My mom, Layla spoke with Brandon recently and can confirm he is a serious cat man. He also happens to meet cats (and posts pics) from his travels as a globe-trotting travel writer. His cat Lucy co-wrote his book Cooking for Two–Your Cat & You!: Delicious Recipes for You and Your Favorite Feline. She sounds like my kind of cat.
We’re very fond of working cats at Cat Wisdom 101 and cats who write books are a special breed. Not all cats can write but most cats love books so a working in book store is a perfect fit. It’s not an easy job but the cats in Book Store Cats make it look effortless.
The cats of every age, type and color are literary ambassadors, book critics, welcoming committee, and cuddly browsing assistants designed to melt hearts. Some are charmers while others are more aloof but all add heart and soul to the book shops. Buying this book is the next best thing to seeing them in person. You can see them hard at work (or slacking at the job) at an eclectic selection of independent bookstores from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada.
The beautifully designed and hefty hardcover with book ribbon is a quality gift for any cat lover. The book includes cat poetry, lists of books with cats as characters and other feline literary ephemera. Warning! It will make you want to visit the bookstore cats in person. Bravo to Brandon Schultz for championing indie booksellers and the many nuanced charms of cats.
I must confess to having a few favorites. Forgive me for favoring my own kind. There are several black cats but my favorite is Onyx from Cat Tales Bookstore in Indiana. What’s different about them is all their cats are adoptable like those at cat cafes. Not only can you find bargain used books but perhaps your new best friend. Check out their new cuties Blackie and Dory!
We’ve been working our furry tails off on our own book and calendar so I’ll make it easy for you to enter the giveaway. Simply leave a comment
Bookstore Cats Giveaway Details:
- Simply leave a comment at this blog post before 11:59 pm ET on Sept. 17, 2017.
- Be a Cat Wisdom 101 subscriber.
- This giveaway is open internationally.
- The winner will be notified via email and announced on this blog on Sept. 18, 2017.
- Bonus entry if you retweet this post or regram on Instagram.
Good luck and have a good week,