Interview! Tamar Arslanian, Author of Shop Cats of New York

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“Isn’t a life in a shop where they’re loved better than a cage or being put down?”

Tamar Arslanian is the blogger behind and the author of Shop Cats of New York, the coffee table book that Stacy recommended in her last book show. In the three years it took to write the book, Tamar partnered with photographer Andrew Marttila, who she calls a true “cat whisperer,” and adventured all around New York meeting amazing cats in shops and the communities that form around them. In conversation with Stacy, Tamar debunks some of the myths surrounding shop cats, such as that shop cats are more neglected than their home counterparts, and shares some of her favorite stories from Shop Cats. 

You can find Shop Cats on Amazon or at, and you can follow the shop cats on social media by searching for “Shop Cats of New York” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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