Thursday, July 14, 2016

The True Tails of Baker and Taylor Book Review and Giveaway

The True Tails of Baker and Taylor book cover
When assistant librarian, Jan Louch, and a co-worker discovered mice in the library, they decided it would be a good idea to get a couple of cats.  Within a couple of years, Jan and her co-worker acquired a couple of Scottish Folds for the library and named them Baker and Taylor.  Little did they know at the time, but the cats would become so much more than mousers.

When Jan agreed to a photo shoot of the two cats for a Baker & Taylor poster, the cats became instant celebrities.  Children from across the country wrote to the cats, and fans from all over came to the library to meet them.  The cats ended up becoming the most famous library cats in the world.

In The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town...and the World, Jan Louch looks back at the lives of these two celebrity library cats.

I really enjoyed reading about the lives of Baker and Taylor.  These two precious cats had a huge impact on everyone they met from library staff and patrons to fans around the world.  I laughed when reading about the cats' antics and was saddened when tragedy struck.  Yes, tragedy does strike in this book.  As much as we'd all love for our cats to live forever, they don't.  However, the joy in this book far outweighs the cats' passing.

I would highly recommend this book to any cat lover.  It's inspiring to see how many lives Baker and Taylor touched.


ONE of our lucky readers will receive a copy of The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town...and the World by Jan Louch.  To enter, please use the Rafflecopter below.  You must be 18+ to enter.  The giveaway is open to residents of the United States.  The winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 48 hours to claim his/her prize.  If no response is received within 48 hours, the winner will forfeit his/her prize, and another winner will be randomly selected. 

Good luck, everyone!

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of "The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town....and the World" by Jan Louch for a fair and honest review.  Receiving the book did not influence my opinions in any way.  All opinions expressed on Fur Everywhere are my own.  


  1. This is really a lovely book! Good luck to everyone who enters!

  2. We've read that one and it's darn good!

  3. I've heard so many good things about this book. It sure sounds like a must read! Somehow, I have never met a library cat. I wish there were more of them, like Baker and Taylor! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  4. OH! WANT! There used to be a used book store in town, with two sweet calico kitties. I would shop there just to play with the cats! Cats and books..YAY! Am putting this on my 'to read' list, unless I happen to win!

  5. I love this book!I won't enter the giveaway because I am lucky to have reviewed it.

  6. I have met cats who were residence in a bookstore and a shop that sold mystical items but all the libraries I've been in have not had a library cat. Probably because they worry about people who might have allergies to cats. This book looks like it is one that will be read more than once. Thanks for including it on your blog.

  7. I adore books about "Library Cats". If we had a cat or 2 at my local Library I'd be there a lot!!!
    I'd love a copy to read...Baker & Taylor are so handsome!!!
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen

  8. We loved this book!!! It's a treasure! Whoever wins will love it also!!!

  9. Oh, I just bought this book and can't wait to read it! Otherwise, I would enter your giveaway.

  10. Great book, we'd love to enter the give-away but sadly we're in the UK!


    Basil & Co xox

  11. Happy Meowday Lita. Hope your day is purrfect. We's sendin' purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  12. The book sounds very interesting.

    Happy Purrday to Melita.