Two literature-loving founders tuck thousands of new and used titles into heavy wooden shelves at Readers' Books. Browse new copies of contemporary fiction titles such as Philip Roth's Nemesis ($26 in hardcover) and The Glass Castle ($15 in paperback) by Jeannette Walls. Other specialties include poetry, food and wine books, and children's literature, an ideal match for eccentric child gourmands who speak only in rhyme. Most new books sell at list price, with a selection of titles at discounts of up to 40% off regular prices. Used volumes that average about half their list prices eagerly wag bindings in the hopes of attracting a loving new owner. While stock varies daily, customers may uncover gently used word art such as Lucky ($6) by Alice Sebold and On Gold Mountain ($8) by Lisa See, both in paperback.