One of our favorite parts of New York City is its many independent bookstores. Even more than these bookstores, we love their cats.
The Corner Bookstore, located in Manhattan, might spark memories for those of you who grew up on the Upper East Side: It has a healthy children’s section, a jingly welcoming bell, and – most importantly – a cat.
Hampton, named after his place of rescue (that sprawling, wealthy expanse of land just east of the city) is young: “Five or six,” according to store employee Davi Marra. He lives in the bookstore’s basement, coming up for air to “tolerate the adoration” he receives from customers.