Reading a good book feels even better when you have cat cuddled up in your lap and having a cat cuddled up in your lap feels even better when you’re reading a good book.
In short, there’s nothing cosier than the combination of cats and books which, in turn, makes Otis & Clementine’s Books and Coffee our dream bookstore.
The bookstore, situated in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia, Canada, has teamed up with the rescue group South Paw Conservation Nova Scotia to help shelter cats find loving homes, and help their customers find some reading company.
The bookstore provides kittens from the rescue group with a temporary home inside the shop and helps them find their forever homes.
The bookstore lets the adoptable kittens roam around freely in the bookshop and you can find them sleeping lazily in bookshelves or cuddling up together on comfy chairs.
By living in the bookshop, the kittens come in contact with numerous potential adopters and the initiative has proved to be a success.
Over 30 kittens have been adopted so far and the store currently has a 100% adoption rate.
In an interview with Narcity, Ellen Hemke, the bookstore owner, said that “all the kittens are in and out fairly quickly, as they are adopted.”
If you want to adopt one of the kittens, the adoption fee is 255 Canadian dollars (about 195 American) which covers the kitten’s medical expenses.