First off I want to mentioned the book the show is based on, "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City by Nelson Johnson.
The NYPL list includes books seen in the first season and include The Holy Bible, The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum, and The Ivory Tower by Henry James.
Book Description from Amazon:
For the complete list view the NYPL blog post.What else would be on the bookshelves of Boardwalk Empire?1916
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man / James Joyce1917
- A Princess of Mars/ Edgar Rice Burroughs (The first book in the John Carter series)1918
- The Marne / Edith Wharton1919
- Jungle Tales of Tarzan / Edgar Rice Burroughs1920
- The Age of Innocence / Edith Wharton