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Address: 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443
Phone Number: 203.245.3959
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A Great Independent Bookstore

A bookstore that does more than sell books. They bring authors in to talk about their books & answer questions about their writing and have a time for book signings. Children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Madison, Connecticut
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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A bookstore that does more than sell books. They bring authors in to talk about their books & answer questions about their writing and have a time for book signings. Children have their own area in the store and can participate in scheduled activities. This store contributes to what makes Madison, CT a great place to visit or live.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Even if you are not a bookstore aficionado, this is still worth a stop into. It is much more than a bookstore. While it is not the largest bookstore I'd ever been in, the selection is large and varied. The store is well organized and kept immaculate. One of the things I was particularly impressed with was that there are... More 

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Connecticut
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106 reviews 106 reviews
15 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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41 helpful votes 41 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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79 helpful votes 79 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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24 helpful votes 24 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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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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