As a "bookophile," I consider Bookends a place I could spend hours and really lose myself in. Unlike the big-name retail book/music stores with cafes, Bookends carries both new and used titles and has that familiar neighborhood feel to it. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and will certainly go out of their way to help you.
Because there are a mix of books here, you can peruse dog-eared copies and never-before-owned books all on the same shelf. Books can also be found in stacks on the floor and on tables throughout the store. Organization is not the greatest (however most books are categorized) but the fun part is sifting through the titles and discovering works you'd never heard of before. Bookends offers mainstream to offbeat and everything in between.