The Great Catsby's Story

 

CatsbyThe Great Catsby joined Gallery Bookshop in the fall of 2012. He was seen wandering on the streets of a neighboring town, darting in and out of businesses. One day, he found a car with an open window and hitchhiked (without the driver's knowledge) to the village of Mendocino. There, he was picked up by a friend of the bookshop and offered the job of bookstore cat. His duties include sleeping atop card racks, greeting dogs with a glare and a flick of his tail, and occasionally allowing customers to scratch him behind the ears. He can usually be found sitting in the window, warming himself in a patch of sunlight.

 

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Some of My Favorite Books:

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Sneakers, the Seaside Cat Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064436229
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: HarperCollins - April 26th, 2005

Sneakers is a plump and handsome black and white cat (just like me)! As he explore the seaside for the first time, his adventures are beautifully illustrated. This book is another favorite from Margaret Wise Brown.


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The Cat Wants Cuddles Cover Image
By P. Crumble, Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338741223
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: Orchard Books - July 20th, 2021

This hilariously grumpy cat absolutely does not want to cuddle and he is not going to change his mind -- or will he?

Kevin is a spunky, independent cat who does not want a pat. He does not want a tickle. And he certainly does not want to cuddle. All Kevin wants is to be left ALONE.


The Bookstore Cat Cover Image
By Cylin Busby, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062894342
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 20th, 2020

This alphabet book will teach you everything you need to know about the important duties and responsabilites of being a bookstore cat.


Land of the Rising Cat: Japan's Feline Fascination Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9783791384948
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Prestel - September 10th, 2019

I highly recommed that all my fans read this book and adopt a higher degree of adoration for me (and other cats too, I guess).


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Ducks, Newburyport Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781771963077
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: Biblioasis - September 10th, 2019

You didn't think I only read books about cats, did you? I have a lot of time to myself in shop at night, and sometimes, yes, I also like to read long, postmodern, stream-of-conscious literary novels.


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Stack the Cats Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781419723490
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: Abrams Appleseed - May 2nd, 2017

This is the purrrfect counting book, in my humble opinion. For all future cat lovers.


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Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Amy June Bates (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665555
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2015

Based on a true story. NYC composer and pianist Moshe Cotel adopts a stray kitten. When Moshe needs and entry for a music competition no longer than one minute, the kitten steps in a composes a piece by walking across the piano keys. CATS ARE SO SMART!


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How to Be a Cat Cover Image
$18.65
ISBN: 9781419705281
Availability: Special order - we'll let you know how long!
Published: Abrams Appleseed - March 12th, 2013

This is me, all day and all night in the bookshop.


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Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book (Unique Books, Humor Books, Funny Books for Cat Lovers) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781452126579
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: Chronicle Books - July 23rd, 2013

Disgruntled tips and activities designed to put a frown on your face


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I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats (Gifts for Cat Lovers, Funny Cat Books for Cat Lovers) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781452110585
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: Chronicle Books - August 15th, 2012

I really could! And I love this book.


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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Cover Image
By Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062110589
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: HarperCollins - May 1st, 2012

YEA! A cat book won the 2013 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award.