Buzz·Posted on Jun 24, 201212 Cuddly Bookstore KittiesFind these cats in bookstores across the country, but don't interrupt them when they're reading "Furry Shades of Grey."by Sami MainBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Amber mentalfloss.com She works at Flights of Fantasy in NY. 2 and 3. Cleo and Alice mentalfloss.com Find these two at The Dusty Bookshelf in Kansas (Manhattan and Lawrence, respectively). 4. Kona mentalfloss.com Miss Kona works at Bound to be Read Books. The website explains that the "tradition of bookstore cats goes back to the beginning of bookstores, when cats were kept in shops to 'discourage' mice from damaging the books." 5. Evinrude (and buddies) mentalfloss.com A bunch of kitties hang around The Book Barn in Connecticut. Evinrude was named after a boat motor for his love of the water (not for his purring!). 6. Asimov mentalfloss.com Nocturnal/noisy Asimov lives and works at Seek Books in Massachusetts. 7. Linda mentalfloss.com Miss Linda belonged to a bookstore that closed down. Luckily, the store's new owner took her in. Eventually, he opened Rob Warren Books. 8 and 9. Hayes and Rainer mentalfloss.com These cuties belong to Spoonbill & Sugartown Books, located in Brooklyn. This black cat and three-legged tabby welcome any visitor to the store - though if it's hot outside, don't expect a sterling attitude about it. 10. Guthrie mentalfloss.com Find Guthrie at the Boston Book Annex and you might also find his cat buddy, Wakefield. 11. Ripley mentalfloss.com Though Ripley is no longer at Borderlands Books in San Francisco, she is remembered as a calm and gentle cat. 12. Sessa mentalfloss.com Find Sessa at the Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts Company. She's so popular, friends and fans email her pictures of their own cats. Find more bookstore cats at MentalFloss!