If you are a book and/or cat lover, this store is just for you! Founded in 2008, they are just located across BooksActually and squashed by two of the most beloved and popular cafes, they couldn’t have chosen a better new home. At Cat Socrates, they have a wide range of funky homewares, fashion accessories, stationery and books that place a huge emphasis on great design and all with a strong local flavor. In addition to that, they have a lot of cat-related items such as cards, pens, and notebooks that will satisfy any cat lover. Moreover, Cat Socrates is always discovering new brands and designers from all over the world so that they can bring their creations to Singapore to provide a platform for them as well as for local designers and makers to present their work to a wider audience.
The books that Cat Socrates sells are books like lifestyle, craft, illustration, home decor books & magazines. They also carry books from local publishing houses such as Math Paper Press, Epigram Books, and they also sell books & zines self-published by Local & Asia Writers. That way, it can satisfy students, adults, and book readers. Books such as ‘Anxious Girls Do It Better’, ‘How to Have Energy’, ‘The Economist: Truly Peculiar’ and many more. You can either purchase books through their website, or at their shop location.
In addition, if you have young children or are planning to give a present to kids, there’s also a kids section that you can buy! There’s a variety of toys, from wooden toys to children’s books that you can read with or for them! Items are like wooden car toys, puzzles, and books such as ‘Baby Animals’, ‘In the Rainforest’ and many more which you should come and check out!
If you are into cats and it’s one of the reasons why you came to Cat Socrates to look at some cat-related items, well you’re in luck! Not only do they sell cat-related books and gift cards, but they also have actual cats that you can pet! At Cat Socrates, there is only one cat that you can pet anytime you are in there! The name of the cat is Chestnut and he is the shopkeeper. He is adopted into the Cat Socrates family as he was a stray cat. He is currently 3 years old, and he usually sleeps behind his little booth or behind the counter during the afternoon. Then during the evening, he starts to move around in the shop and he might take the counter to look at people shopping as well as feeling loved by people petting him.
If this sounds like your place to be at, either your love for cats, books, or both, come and visit Cat Socrates! It will be an experience of a lifetime and it’ll be worthwhile your time when being in there! If you would like to see more items on what they sell, check out their website or their Instagram!