If you are a lover of cats, chances are that you are also a lover of books. And don’t forget coffee, too. We cat people love nothing more that snuggling up with our kitties and a good book and a hot cup of coffee and passing the time while filling our minds with knowledge—not to mention the positive vibes from a purring kitty on our lap! For Michelle Hartsfield, President of Fat Cat Books, she knows just how much people love cats and books. So, she is branching off of Fat Cat Cafe, a nonprofit cat cafe that focuses on adoptable kitties, delicious coffee, and a groovy atmosphere, with her newest venture—Fat Cat Books!
In a similar vein of the cafe, Fat Cat Books is a place where you can shop for books while mingling with kitties—all of which are adoptable! If you find yourself in the Tallahassee, Florida, then mosey on down to Fat Cat Books where you come for the kitties, and stay for the good reads. And, if you’re lucky, you can leave with adoption paperwork ready to go for your new feline friend! The grand opening is set for this October 2nd, and I caught up with Michelle with some questions I had for her purrfect bookstore for cat lovers. Keep reading to learn what she had to say!
1. What inspired you to open Fat Cat Books?
2. Will there be any resident cats there who aren’t adoptable?
3. Where are you guys located, and when do you plan to open?
4. What sort of books will you be featuring in your store?
5. Is there a rescue or shelter that you’re affiliated with who will be assisting you with the cat/kitten adoptions?
I’d like to give a special “thank you” to Michelle for taking the time to answer my questions, and I wish her the best of luck with Fat Cat Books. Not only is it great to see new bookstores opening up, but it’s even better to know that it’s doing a good deed for the feline kind, too. Hats off to you, Michelle!
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