Spike is not the first cat that Left Bank Books has adopted off the streets. There were two other cats before him, both black just like Spike, and now he is the reigning king. Spike lives at the bookstore 24/7, and loves greeting guests all day long while the store is open and making sure everything is in order all night long while the store is closed.
“He has everything he needs: food, water, endless new books to sleep under,” Lauren Wiser, marketing and publicity manager at Left Bank Books, told The Dodo. “We say he's our night manager. He keeps an eye on all the books until the shop opens in the morning.”