Homey but huge, this locally owned shop offers a mom-and-pop feel.. In Short The store stocks a large selection of new books and also offers used books for bargain hunters. A large collection of metaphysical books takes up its own room. Not sure what to read next? Browse the employee recommendation racks to find the best classics and some hot-off-the-press selections. Connected to a coffee bar, the Bookend Cafe serves up excellent drinks and good food. The constant crowd inside and out attests to its popularity among Pearl Street amblers.