Posted on Instagram by Sunrise Books, High Point, N.C.: "It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of Poe, our sweet, friendly, beautiful bookstore cat. She was about 20 years old, and her last 4 years were spent in the bookstore, being adored by all. We will miss her terribly, and I'm sure that a lot of you will, too. Hug your furbabies a little tighter today."
"She had her own fan club," Angel Schroeder, owner of Sunrise Books, told the High Point Enterprise. "She was just the perfect bookstore cat.... We had some customers who would come in and not even pretend to look at books. They were just here to pet the cat.... Poe was definitely the most photographed of all our employees."