Everyone knows that cats are frequently found in used bookstores. That might be because so many cats appear in literature. For example, there’s the Dinah and the Cheshire Cat form “Alice in Wonderland,” Harry Cat from “A Cricket in Times Square,” and Pluto from Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Black Cat.”

Cats and literature seem to go together with cats always exhibiting a smug, intelligent appearance that is a cross between a smile and a grin that seems to indicate that the cat knows it belongs to a superior race of beings than humans. The next time you pick up a great work of literature, chances are good there will be a cat in there.

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