About Pillow-Cat Books

Pillow-Cat Books is the first animal themed bookshop in New York. Located in the East Village, it is small, green, and filled with used, new, vintage and antique books of all types and in all languages. We have books about art, photography, design, fashion, and literature—as well as comics and, of course, children’s favourites. The only common denominator: an animal or animal character must be present.

Our mascot, which could be described as a pillow-shaped cat or a cat-shaped pillow, wears spectacles with a pussy bow and handles our book sourcing responsibilities.



All books and purchases come wrapped in our special pink Pillow-Cat wrapping paper and stickers, whether it is a gift or not! We want all our customers—animal or human—to be happy and fully satisfied!

**Please note that some of our books are decades old—or even over a century! We put our utmost effort into restoring, protecting and giving the books all the love and care we possibly can. This often happens after photos are taken, as the protective Mylar sleeves would not photograph as nicely. Your books will ship fully prepared to be read and cherished for another lifetime.**


Pillow-Cat Books will accept to exchange unused and unopened merchandise within 30 days of purchase. Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns and do not give refunds, however we will work with our customers until they are fully satisfied.



328 East 9th Street

New York, NY 10003

Phone number: +1 (917) 261-7926

Pillow-Cat Books is open every day

11 AM - 7 PM