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Bookstore Cats Meow

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Like cats? Like books? Like cats on/in/under books? Check out this list of 12 bookstores in different parts of the country that house bookstore cats—and there are photos too! Some cats, like Linda, are career store cats: "When Skyline Books closed in January, owner Rob Warren worried about what to do with the store’s cat Linda. She had been at Skyline for years, after a short career as a hardware store cat. Warren had two other cats at home that might not accept a stranger. Ultimately, he gave the two house cats away and brought Linda home to stay with him in a house full of books. A few months later, he opened Rob Warren Books in a new location." [Mental Floss]