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Address: 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443
Phone Number: 203.245.3959
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Spectacular independent bookstore that offers the feel of small town charm. An impressive inventory, frequent book signings and a very knowledgable staff make R.J. Julia's more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Killingworth, Connecticut

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular independent bookstore that offers the feel of small town charm. An impressive inventory, frequent book signings and a very knowledgable staff make R.J. Julia's more than a local bookstore but a resource for everyone from the avid reader to the well seasoned traveler. A nice place to browse on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Charles_Schuchert
Killingworth, CT
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301 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

R J Julia's has become somewhat of an institution over the last few decades. One of the few successful independent bookstores around, the store is fairly well-stocked, the staff are knowledgeable and helpful. They frequently bring in big name authors for readings and signings. There is a small cafe in the rear that is not bad. Overall this is a... More 

Thank v0yageur22
Old Saybrook, CT
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352 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

RJ Julia is a fine independent bookstore, one of the few remaining. While we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful, I was hoping to see a few more books in the health section, especially regarding arthritis. They hold many events with authors coming in for book signings and talks.

Thank bjproducts
Westbrook, Connecticut
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a store a book lover could get lost in for hours! chock full of stuff, but neat and nicely displayed books, gifts, puzzles and cards. Lots of book reviews, called "shelf talkers" that say what the employee has to say about the book to help you discern if it would be a good read. Wonderful café in the... More 

Thank Jodi G
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Theyre always helpful and will special order for you. Nice retail merchandise area with nice assortment of gift items. And the cafe is great!

Thank kmt31
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196 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I cannot be near Madison without a stop here to browse the shelves, read the staff comments and grab a latte from the cafe. Lunch here always involves tough menu decisions; between comfort food or eclectic combinations of fresh ingredients. When the weather is fair enough to allow outside patio dining I opt for that since inside can be quite... More 

Thank mushroommarlene
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This place has so many great touches- a truly independent bookstore (plus café and gift shop). The most wonderful think is the handwritten synopses with recommendations tucked under so many of the books- it draws you in and makes you want to read everything! The staff is very knowledgable and helpful in recommending other books too. They have regular events... More 

Thank anon883
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Amazing little book store on the main street. Go through the back to a small restaurant/cafe. The staff is incredibly nice, the food is excellent and the atmosphere is perfect. Great place to grab a beautiful lunch!

Thank Zack S
Branford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

One of the few remaining private bookstores around, I love that the staff does their own reviews of the books they carry, especially new ones. The staff is well read and intelligent, so the reviews are very insightful and helpful! Can always find something wonderful to read. And the authors that come for book signings are amazing!

Thank Sara R
madison ct
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

RJ's has a great selection, they also include staff recommendations next to most books. They also have a lovely children's section. Don't forget to visit RJ cafe in back!

Thank antonia j

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