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The memoir of small-town librarian Jan Louch, whose pair of Scottish fold cats became the mascots of the company Baker & Taylor - and beloved by librarians and listeners nationwide.

It all started when Jan Louch, assistant librarian at the Douglas County Public Library in Carson Valley, Nevada, and a coworker acquired two Scottish fold cats to keep mice away from the town's new library. Jan called the cats Baker and Taylor because the names fit the felines' mild temperaments - and because she dealt with the book distribution company on a daily basis.

When Jan agreed to let the company photograph the cats for a poster, she couldn't know that they would go on to become the most famous library cats in the world. It was enough for Jan that everyone who visited the library fell in love with the cats. But then the poster became a hit.

Children from across the country wrote letters, which Jan answered for Baker and Taylor, and fans traveled from far and wide to see Baker holding court at the circulation desk and Taylor in his unusual sitting-Buddha pose. In this charming memoir, Jan celebrates these wonderful cats and the people - listeners, cat lovers, and many others - that came together around them.

©2016 Jan Louch (P)2016 Recorded Books

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  • 27-07-2016

Baker and Taylor are purrfect!

What a wonderful story about two cats, and how they changed a library and countless lives for the better! If you love Dewey the Lbrary Cat and A Street Cat Named Bob, or if memoirs and biographies are your thing, or if you just like books and/or cats, this is your next listen!! :-)

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