White Cat Book Co. (Saskatoon, Canada)
129-B 2nd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2A9
The bookstore looks like nothing special to the regular onlooker, but to a lover of books, it looks like a haven. To a visitor with no love for literacy, it looks like an overwhelming messy pile. To a lover of reading, it looks like an opportunity, an escape, a fantasy, and new found relationships with characters and authors. After browsing the bookshelves, I felt like I was home, and my visit ended too quick.
I loved the white ceramic cats, it was a perfect fitting for the name of the store, The White Cat Book Co. The owner didn’t mind I was snapping constant photos, and eavesdropping on a conversation between him and a woman asking for a job. He said he didn’t need the help, it was just him and a business partner. He had worked there for years, but when the owner was selling it, he offered it to him. He bought it, after selling his house. If that’s not commitment, I don’t know what is. I’ve never sold anything but a Marc Jacobs bag on ebay and it wasn’t for a bookstore.