Baker and Taylor

Hi everyone ! I have a great book to recommend today. The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town …………..and The World by Jan Louch and Lisa Rogak is a wonderful book. I was thrilled when I was contacted by Lisa Rogak to see if I wanted to review it*. If her name sounds familiar it is because I reviewed her Cats on The Job book back in November– that was fantastic too.

DSCF1240DSCF1242 I thought the names sounded familiar and then I remembered my cousin, she relocates libraries for a living, had given me a gift in a Baker and Taylor bag. I saved the bag ( see photo) because it was cute,  but I had no idea what Baker and Taylor was. For those of you with your head buried in a litter box like me, they are a big bookseller that many libraries order their books from.

Jan Louch was an assistant librarian at a small town in Nevada when she decided to get a cat for the library. Her and the library director saved money and split all expenses for the cat. They knew they wanted two cats figuring one would be lonely, but they only had the funds for one at first. Luckily, after a short time, the Backer and Taylor company offered to buy the other cat for them and pay for expenses and the rest is history.

The two Scottish Folds became famous quickly receiving letters and even requests to check them out like books ( they were not allowed to be checked out). This book was mainly about the cats, but was also Jan Louch’s memoir. I loved reading how protective she was of the cats. The book also has short interviews with several other library cats. It makes me wish all libraries would have cats.

I am joining the Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Blog Hop

And Phoebe is hoping that her photo above is Awwwww…….worthy to join Comedy Plus  for their Awww…Monday Hop.

*Disclaimer: I received the book for free in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.


  1. As you know, we loved this book. We think it is a must read for all cat people. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  2. Great review. My brother was a librarian. I remember Baker and Taylor through his work. This sounds so good. I need to read this book!

    1. That is great that your brother was a librarian. You will love this book.

  3. My human used to have a bag she got from Book Expo America that had Baker and Taylor on it! In fact, she may still have it somewhere.

  4. We have read this book and loved it!!! Jack will be reviewing on Library of Cats later this week! Phoebe definitely is Awwwww…Mondays Blog hop-worthy!!! Kisses to all our loves!!

    1. I look forward to Jack’s review. Phoebe says thank you. And all your loves send kisses back.

  5. We’ve seen some review of the Baker and Taylor book – it sounds like a sweet one and we agree that all libraries should have cats! The big used book store in the next town over from us has a resident cat – you never know when he’ll come up to say hello. Thanks for the reviews.

    Hugs, Sammy

    1. I would love to see cats on all libraries, book stores, pretty much everywhere 🙂 XO

  6. I’ve been hearing such great things about this book, and your review is just one more reason why I’m going to have to get my hands on a copy of it. Like you, I wish every library had a cat. Of course, then I’d probably never leave the library. Purrs!

    1. Good point, I would never want to leave the library if it had cats. Now I just go get my books and come home to my own kitties 🙂

  7. Phoebe is always and Awww, so she is linked to this weeks Awww Monday.

    Have a purrfect day Phoebe. My best to your wonderful mom. ☺

  8. guys….thanx for sharing yur ree view; we will definitely add this ta R reedin list
    N yur rite…more libraries shuld have a cat….ore mor….dee pend in on de size oh de library !!!

    …if cafes can….well ~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    1. I am sure food service girl will like this book. Yes, all libraries need cats 🙂

  9. We have heard of various library cats before like Dewey, for example. It does seem that a cat living at a local library fits nicely 🙂 We will tell LP to look this book up as it sounds very good 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  10. Our local library had a delightful cat that always curled up on a pillow by the check-out. It wandered around the library and was loved. Complaints led to Mittens removal.

    1. That is so sad that there were complaints. I hope Mittens got a good home.

    1. Thank you, I did. I hope your Mom had a nice Mother’s Day too.

  11. I love reading so I have read several books about cats. Your review sounds great. ALways nice to find new things to enjoy. Have a good week and thanks for sharing.

  12. YOur review made me want to check this book out even more. Sounds like a good read on a lazy afternoon 🙂

  13. Awww … Baker & Taylor. I’ve followed them for years (I work in the industry) and they were my first introduction to Scottish Folds! The company still gives out bags (that are always popular) at most book shows and have even had staff dressed up in Baker & Taylor costumes to greet people!

    1. Scottish folds are wonderful cats. Have you read the books by Peter Gethers about his cat, Norton?

  14. Phoebe, no matter what you do it’s awwwww for my mommy and me. We love you.

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