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Author Maria Gianferrari, a light-skinned woman with dark hair wearing a cat-ears headband and a pink scarf with cats on it, reads from her picture book, Being a Cat, showing a spread about cats

The Curious Cat Bookshop is a full-service bookstore, offering new books for all ages and genre interests as well as bookish gift items, stickers, games and puzzles, and greeting cards. We're just down the street from the Gilson Theater at 386 Main St., Winsted, CT. See our events page for all the book clubs, book signings, school book fairs, poetry nights, game nights, and more that we've got in the works!

Please scroll down to the bottom of any page of this website for our hours.

Wondering where to park? If there's not enough street parking in front of the store, there's usually some just around the corner on Elm St., and there's a municipal parking lot immediately off of Elm St. behind the buildings on the left, before you reach the fire station.


a screenshot of the Google Maps location of The Curious Cat Bookshop at 386 Main St


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Who is The Curious Cat?

Stacy Whitman, the owner of The Curious Cat Bookshop, is a 20+-year veteran of book publishing with a master's degree in children's literature from Simmons University. She is the founder and publisher of Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books. Prior to launching Tu Books, she was an editor for Mirrorstone, the children’s and young adult fantasy/SF imprint of Wizards of the Coast. She has edited elementary school textbooks at Houghton Mifflin, interned at the Horn Book Magazine and Guide, and worked as a bookseller in graduate school.


A table full of books, several bookcases full of books, and a display case full of cards

We also offer book fairs for local schools! Please get in touch for more information.


A table full of middle-grade books at a school book fair