Brave Bookstore’s Yofi ‘the bookstore cat’ to give away 100 free kids books


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — On Saturday, Yofi the bookstore cat will host the second “100 Books for 100 Kids” event this year, where El Pasoans can pick up free titles for their little ones this weekend.

Jud Burgess, owner of Brave Books, said the event is meant to encourage kids and their parents to read more and use it as a way of bonding.

“We want every kid to leave with a book,” he said.

Yofi, the bookstore cat, is often found at the store, greeting customers and guarding the books from mice or any other vermin, as well as dusting them with his fluffy tail.

The books will be distributed from noon to 5 p.m. every day from Saturday to July 21. Each kid that shows up will be able to pick up a free book at the porch.

“Having a book to read and, hopefully, having parents that will take an interest in reading with their kids or maybe the kids will share them amongst each other,” said Burgess.

He said this event is one of many planned for the bookstore now that the pandemic is not in its peak like last year. He plans on more book giveaways and events that involve local artists.

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