Simon’s Cat in Good Company: Tiny the Usurper, Community Bookstore (Brooklyn)
October is cat month here at Akashic, as all of us adore those furry felines (well, almost all of us—someone here has allergies). We’re celebrating the release of Simon’s Cat vs. the World (available everywhere as of October 1st!) by featuring some of our favorite bookstore and library cats from around the world. Did you see us going cat-crazy on Tumblr a few months back? This is why. Come back every Wednesday and Friday in October to be introduced to a new purrfect pal.
(Interested in finding a feline friend of your own? Consider adopting one on October 29th, also known as National Cat Day!)
Today, we’d like to introduce you to Tiny the Usurper, the fiercest bookstore co-owner we have ever seen, resident cat at the nearby Community Bookstore in Brooklyn. Tiny speaks for himself on his own Twitter feed (@TinytheUsurper), selections from which are included below. Enjoy.
I am going to roll in ALL of the leaves today. All of them.
— TinytheUsurper (@TinytheUsurper) October 13, 2013
For those of you looking to be me for Halloween all you need is a pair of fangs (preferably glow in the dark) and a blood-red spiked collar. — TinytheUsurper (@TinytheUsurper) October 12, 2013
I CAUGHT A PIGEON! I CAUGHT A PIGEON! I CAUGHT A PIGEON! and now I will play with its dead body for hours! yay! — TinytheUsurper (@TinytheUsurper) September 25, 2013
employees just refilled stapler – was very cool
— TinytheUsurper (@TinytheUsurper) October 9, 2013
(Ed. note: The caption from that last photo of Tiny, sent to us by way of the Community Bookstore’s Instagram, reads: When I sleep on blank notebooks I fill the pages with dreams written in invisible ink…squirrels..so many squirrels…
Also, Tiny is secretly a tiger.)
IT'S LIKE IF HELM'S DEEP WENT DOWN IN A BOOKSTORE EXCEPT INSTEAD OF ORCS THEY'RE KIDS -BUT I MEAN, IT'S KINDA LIKE THE SAME THING, RIGHT?
— TinytheUsurper (@TinytheUsurper) October 16, 2013
Posted: Oct 16, 2013
Category: Akashic in Good Company, Akashic in Good Company, Simon's Cat in Good Company | Tags: Simon Tofield, Simon's Cat, Brooklyn, Simon's Cat vs. the World, Simon's Cat in Good Company, Tiny the Usurper, Community Bookstore
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