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RJ Julia Booksellers

768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443
203.245.3959
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Connecticut
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97 reviews 97 reviews
15 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

RJ Julia Booksellers has been known and well-respected as a noted independent seller of books in Madison, CT for a while. I have attended book signings in the past here, most notably for Anne Rice last year. Expect author diversity for the book signings: Barbara Walters to Anne Rice to Hillary Clinton to Tommy Lee. In addition to "A list"... More 

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New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

On a first visit to Madison, we strolled over to this bookstore. It felt like time had been rewound. A quaint café in the back, a side room with gifts and accessories, a main room with all the latest books and many old friends. Upstairs I was impressed with the children section, clearly labeled and easy to browse. They do... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
10 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a wonderful bookstore. You can browse with a coffee, just don't spill; and, you can bring one in from the nearby Starbucks or enjoy one from their on-site cafe. If you love reading you'll be able to spend an hour or more enthralled by their many wonderful books, (and life is so short.)

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madison
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great book store (and a very good cafe). Very good selection and helpful staff. A great place to stop by if you are in the Madison area to pick up some reading while you're on vacation.

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connecticut
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120 reviews 120 reviews
63 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

yes, i do frequent bookstores but this one actually has great employees that are accessible and knowledgeable. I loved reading the hand written personal recommendations from staff and fellow book lovers, like good wine ratings, hanging off the wooden bookcases below the books. The lay out is easy and comfortable to follow, just a cozy place. AND great author signing... More 

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Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

From the fantastic book selection to the wood floors to the cafe aroma that captures you as you enter and peruse, a must see stop if you are visiting Madison. And if you live in Madison, how lucky to have such a gem at your doorstep. Also, how Roxanne does it is a mystery but her guest authors are the... More 

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Kathy from the hotel told us about this place. So nice to visit this kind of book store. What a gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Without a doubt, one of the best bookstores I have been to in a long time. The distinguishing feature is the HANDWRITTEN and PERSONALIZED reviews under many of the titles, so that you can see what the staff think. I really felt like I was making an informed choice about what I was buying. And SO MANY of the books... More 

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White Plains, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

At a time when book stores are on line, or feel like a factory, here is a place that fills your soul. It is everything a book store should be. The books are lovingly arranged, the atmosphere is relaxed and the displays are lovely. The staff actually reads books and are very helpful with suggestions if you want them. Otherwise... More 

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8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

In my last trip to the USA I was sure there were only two bookshops left; Hudson and Barnes/noble. Until we visited Madison and this was our first stop. The salesperson tried to help but with known writers and then I went off the beaten track to the shelves and found two writers I did not know about ( no... More 

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