Charlotte County Florida Weekly


Sandman Book Company



Bookshop cat and ghost chaser, Kitty-Wan Kenobi, is living the high life. Since 2009, he has been the cat-in-residence at Punta Gorda’s very own Sandman Book Company. Southwest Florida’s largest independent bookshop has over 100,000 volumes for clever cats to peruse … or ignore. (It wouldn’t do to be too predictable, after all.) His prominent position guarantees a steady stream of humans to pet and worship him, reliable meals and even includes veterinary care. (Not many cats can say they have a job with benefits.) What are the job duties of a cat-in-residence? Kitty-Wan is responsible for greeting bibliophiles (when he feels like it). He keeps the bookshop free of lizards and ghosts. He poses for photos that will be posted on his Facebook fan page, and he naps at least 18 hours a day. Experts agree: Sandman Book Company is the best place to be Bookstore Cat. 941-505-1624;

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