Bookstore Cats of NYC: Tiny at Park Slope Community Bookstore

One day, my human was reading an article about a bookstore in New York City. The article had nothing to do with cats (I know!). To her surprise though, she discovered in the article (she cannot find the link again, sorry) that the bookstore in question, the Alabaster bookshop in New York, had a resident cat.

She got an idea: find out about this kitty and other resident cats in NYC bookstores!

She looked on the Internet and found different old articles including this one, this one, and this one. All included bookstores in New York, but they were not recent.

My human learned, for example, that the kitty from the Alabaster Bookshop had crossed the Rainbow Bridge about 4 years ago. The Alabaster Bookshop is a book lover heaven (according to my human), with books piled everywhere. Apparently, the kitty loved to find hiding places in there!

Humphrey from the Drams Book Shop in Manhattan is now living with his human, and Francis from BookCourt in Brooklyn has moved in with a new family.

She wasn’t lucky either when she went to Babbo’s Books on Prospect Park West in Brooklyn. The bookstore had just been sold and was closed. She has no idea what happened to Holly.

Then she went to The Park Slope Community Bookstore in Brooklyn.

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She knew the bookstore, but had never entered. It is extremely unlikely for my human not to visit a bookstore. She had first spotted it thanks to this:


Yes, the kitty! Little did she know there was a real one in the bookstore at the time!

When she went back last summer, she learned that Sir Marjorie Lambshank III had unfortunately crossed the Rainbow Bridge (he is pictured in the second article linkie above). But she got to meet Tiny!

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Tiny is said to be good-natured… only when he feels like it =^.^= He let my human took some pictures though, so she thought he was a really nice kitty.
According to the bookstore humans, Tiny was part of a litter found in front of the store. His litter mates were all adopted and scattered around the neighborhood. He has a polydactyl brother the bookstore humans still hear about.

Here are some more pictures.

[You can click on any pic to biggify and open the slideshow]

My human and I would like to thank Tiny and the bookstore humans for letting my human take pictures of the star of the store.

The Park Slope Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 783-3075

Next week, we will stay in Brooklyn, but we will go to Williamsburg!

46 thoughts on “Bookstore Cats of NYC: Tiny at Park Slope Community Bookstore

  1. What a great book store your human found! Complete with a “book cat” named Tiny! He does look quite comfy there guarding all the books. We think he probably reads all those books at night when nobody is around – after all, kitties are VERY smart!!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  2. What a nice little bookstore. We think every bookstore should have a bookstore cat. Our Mom would love to browse through those bookstores!

    Our local library has a library cat. He was found behind the library and they brought him in. I guess this proves how smart cats are, they hang around bookstores and library’s. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

  3. What is it about bookstores and kitties? They just seem to go together. Mom always gets so excited when she goes to a shop that has a resident kitty. Of course, she spends her whole time talking to the cat and not shopping. Tiny is an exquisite looking kitty. Thanks for sharing. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
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  4. Les chats sont inséparables des livres… Ils sont l’âme d’un lieu, les livres en sont l’esprit.
    Je dis toujours que dans une maison il faut des chats, des livres, une pendule et une cheminée. Le plus important étant bien sure les chats ! et de loin.
    Caresses Texas, pour Kitshka et Milou aussi.
    Douce soirée.
    Nat à Chat
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    • Mon humaine est tout a fait d’accord ! Mais je crois qu’elle rajouterait une tablette de chocolat ;-)
      Elle envoie des caresses a Hisia et Loustiquette !

    • Franny is a cutie!
      In two of the bookstores, my human had a hard time finding the kitties, not to mention taking pictures of them!

    • You think? ;-)
      It’s no hard work walking around in the streets of NY for my human. It’s like breathing to her. It’s like catnip to me. No. It’s like biting my silver vine fishie!

  5. How very cool! We have a small appliance repair place the mom has taken her vacuum cleaner to, and they have a resident kitty there too! He hangs out between the sewing machines and what not on the counters, and adds so much to visiting there.
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  6. Hello Texas et al,
    This is my first comment, since it takes me a very long time to type with paws. However, I’m a big fan of your blog, particularly since I’m a blogging cat myself living in NYC with my humans. I’m ticked to present you with the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Pick it up at my site, Franny’s Film Forum, anytime. :)
    With the appropriate feline ennui masking enthusiasm,
    Franny the cat
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    • Oh! Thank you so much Franny! Sorry I’m a little late to answer (it’s always because of the human) but I really do appreciate! Thank you so much!

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