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Pets of the Library

Thursday, August 11, 2022

It’s hard to believe that today is the last dog day of summer when New York is only just beginning to hit that August misery of airless, sticky heat. Perhaps the only relief is knowing that here at the Library, all days are days for dogs—and cats! That’s right: Pets of the Library is back.

Keats Sanger with Puss in Boots; Higgins Sanger with The World Below the Window

Alexander and Jeanette Sanger’s Keats is reading Puss in Boots, a classic from the cat canon. Higgins keeps track of The World Below the Window, both literally and poetically.

Charlie Feldman with The Living and the Lost

Charlie Feldman loves stories set in exotic places. One of his favorites is Ellen’s latest, The Living and the Lost, which takes place in bombed-out Berlin, a latter-day Wild West where drunken soldiers brawl; the desperate prey on the unsuspecting; spies ply their trade; werewolves, as unrepentant Nazis were called, scheme to rise again; black markets thrive, and forbidden fraternization is rampant.

Mooshka Camhi with The Book of Mother

Though Mooshka is an indiscriminate “reader”—he loves to position himself between Leslie Camhi’s face and whatever New York Society Library book she happens to be reading at the moment—he’s also proud of (and pleased to take some credit for) her translation, from the French, of Violaine Huisman’s award-winning novel, The Book of Mother.

As always, feel free to send submissions to We’re thrilled to publish photos of your pets—be they furred, feathered, or scaled—along with their latest reading choices!

In the sidebar: Cats' Tales and Dogs' Days by George De Clyver Curtis

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