A full bookshelf not only provides a conversation piece for guests, but it also lessens the odds they'll pull out the tome that triggers the trapdoor to your shrine to Don Knotts. Build up book collections and safeguard secrets with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of new and used books at Readers' Books on East Napa Street.
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.
A cozy community for bibliophiles greets customers on the grounds of Readers' Books. Its schedule of in-store author events welcomes story crafters from a variety of genres. Paper-lined bookshelves envelope readers perched in comfy chairs, while the outdoor reading garden provides a picturesque spot to word watch.
- Favorite bookstore in town! It's big, airy, and perfectly laid out. –Mildred A., Yelp, 9/24/10
- What friendly people with incredible knowledge about what's in stock and "If you liked that, then definitely try this" attitudes. It's always such a treat to stop in here for a great new book. – Laila P., Yelp, 2/20/10