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