A couple of years ago my mum gave our kids a copy of Dewy the Library Cat.
It is a true story about a cat left in the return box at a library in the States. The librarians kept him and named him Dewy Readmore Books. He was a treasure and all the people loved him being around. Cats are calming and books are too. No wonder they go so well together. There are many cats that live in libraries around the world. Click on this link http://www.ironfrog.com/catsmap.html to see in which libraries around the world cats reside. Those in Australia are also listed.
I remember in my hometown of Bendigo there was a cat that lived in the Collins Bookshop there. He was one of the attractions of going into the shop. Cats and books are a delightful combination. There is nothing finer than reading a book and stroking a sleeping cat on your lap.
If you have any good books about cats, please add in the comments section. I'd love to hear about other fiction cat stories. I have always wanted to start a collection of something - maybe this is my thing.
RIP SALI JEFFREY FRANKLIN 2002-2011