80 Maple St.
Bookends offers selections from the expected to the unexpected in virtually every category. Its strengths are in history, biography, natural history and particularly in literature-fiction, poetry and literary criticism. Bookends also has a sizeable collection of foreign language books.
What we like: Any book store with a cat is good by us. Plus, the selection is solid (two stories), the owner is extremely nice, and the prices are reasonable.
What we don't like: We visited once while we were living in Northampton and there were cookies. On this visit, no cookies?
Would we go again? Yes. It's too good of a book store, and we like the town of Florence too much, to not go back any time we can.