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The Bookstore Cat (Hardcover)

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By Cylin Busby, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
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This beautifully illustrated picture book features a plump orange kitty that takes the reader through a bookstore from A to Z. A very fun read for lovers of books, cats, and alphabets! — Cami (RBB Staff)

— From The Bookstore Cat


An irresistible and engaging picture book perfect for story time, and for cat and bookstore lovers alike!

The bookstore cat is an adorable . . .

bossy . . .

cuddly cat.

He is everything from intelligent and loyal to naughty and vocal! But most of all, the bookstore cat is a well-loved (and well-read) kitty. Follow his funny antics from A to Z through a day in his bustling, book-filled shop.

The Bookstore Cat is based on a Victorian parlor game, The Minister’s Cat, in which players try to think of adjectives to describe the cat in alphabetical order. Readers can extend the fun of the book by playing their own version of the game.

About the Author

Cylin Busby is the coauthor of the acclaimed memoir The Year We Disappeared and the author of the teen novels The Stranger Game and Blink Once and the middle grade novel The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs. A former editor at Teen magazine, she now lives in Los Angeles with her family. You can visit her online at

Charles Santoso loves drawing little things in his little journal and dreams about funny, wondrous stories. He moves around between different countries to live and work. Charles is always on the lookout for bookstores and cats whenever he explores a new place. You can visit him at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062894342
ISBN-10: 006289434X
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Pages: 32
Language: English