Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World Vicki Myron Published by Grand Central Publishing ISBN 9780446545167 Dewey Readmore Books might possibly be the world's most famous library cat. As well as an appearance on Japanese television, Dewey featured in a variety of animal magazines, postcards, books, local newspapers and even a documentary film. Vicki Myron, the then director of Spencer Public Library in Iowa, United States, wrote Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World to celebrate his life. Published in 2008, the book was on The New York Times bestseller list. Dewey was found in the book drop box at the library when he was only eight weeks old. He was allowed to stay at the library and was cared for mainly by Myron. He was called Dewey after a 'Name the Kitty' contest. Among all his qualities, his fussiness when it came to food was one of the most endearing. Sometimes, he would eat just shrimp for a week before switching to something else. But his good qualities outshone all his shortcomings. After serving in the library for 19 years, he was put to sleep after developing digestive complications and hyperthyroid disease. His death was documented in newspapers and television broadcasts across the US. In the book, Myron has not only shared her own life story but reveals her profound love for Dewey who was cute, adorable, mischievous and playful. Though Dewey's death may bring a tear to your eye, his spirit continues to touch the world.