For our first “Friday Fun” item today, we feature an article on pets in bookstores. These are obviously not your bland, boring bigonomous bookstores, but your local, friendly, personal, indie ones – the ones who, because they are owned by your neighbor, may have their pets in their stores. 🙂
So enjoy this list of bookstores with pets of all kinds – yes, chickens and pigs too! Below is the introduction that goes with the article. Be sure to click on the critter pictures on the right and see what you may find in your local bookstore!
With bookstore companions ranging from cuddly cats and friendly dogs to guinea pigs, birds, and potbellied pigs, indie booksellers around the country foster a sense of warmth and community in their stores while also setting themselves apart. Bookstore pets — like the collection of chickens, ferrets, chinchillas, and more at Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis or the litters of kittens looking for “furrever” homes at Horton’s Books & Gifts in Carrollton, Georgia — inspire an extra smile from customers browsing the stacks for their next great read.