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In addition to adoptable cats from Castaway Critters, we have several fine felines who live at Cupboard Maker Books, and they are affectionately doted on by staff, visitors, and book club members.

Odin the bookstore cat sitting on the checkout counter


Castaway Critters brought Odin to us. As Zak became ill, Odin arrived with his original name of Oneida. He stole our hearts with his love and his incredible attitude.


He was found scrounging for food in a dumpster. Volunteers from Castaway Critters saved his life and healed his injuries and flea bites. We feel so blessed to have this lovely, fancy boy as a part of our bookstore family.


Annika is our second resident bookstore cat or our 'reluctant' bookstore cat. Squeekie would be very sad whenever all the adoptable cats went away so Annika came to stay with him permanently.  She is very grumpy but she might tolerate you if you give her a few treats. 

Annika is the author of one book: The Very, Very Bad Misadventures of Annika the Reluctant Bookstore Cat which was written by her human servants.

Annika is also an adventure cat and visits many hotspots in central PA in her backpack and on her harness. View her adventures on our socials!

  • TikTok
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  • Facebook
Portrait of Annika
Mouse the bookstore cat looking cute


Mouse is our third resident bookstore cat. Mouse was born in the bookstore during the shutdown for COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. He is a super chill boy who is happy to get attention from anyone, and loves to chase after his crinkly ball toys. Mouse is also an adventure cat and visits many hotspots in central PA in his backpack and on his harness.

Mouse has three books about him which can be found in our shop or at his website.


Zak was our fourth resident bookstore cat. He loved attention more than anything. He would sometimes join Mouse and Annika on their adventures outside the bookstore.


He was with us for two years before he passed away on November 8, 2023.

Zak with a toy in his mouth
Squeekie with a bowtie on


Squeekie was our resident bookstore cat for eight years. Our sweet boy passed away on March 24, 2021.

There are three published books about Squeekie: The First Nine Lives of Squeekie the Bookstore Cat; The Second Nine Lives of Squeekie the Bookstore Cat; and Squeekie Celebrates 20 Years of the Cupboard Maker Books.


His close friends wrote down the stories of his adventures for him. The first book was written by bookstore employees, the second by local authors, and the third is a mix including both new stories and the best stories from the first two collections.

Bookstore Cat Books

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