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RJ Julia Booksellers

768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443
203.245.3959
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
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White Plains, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Madison, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Shop for your book, a unique gift & have lunch at the Bistro in back or the outside deck. Friendly staff and very knowledgable

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I love private bookstores and many of the ones near us have closed. This place was perfect, interesting, engaging displays, courteous and friendly staff.

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CT
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I first learned of RJ Julia when owner would review books on WTNH-CT TV. I was never disappointed. Once inside the store all you can do is wish it was in your town. I truly think book lovers would abandon Amazon if we had local bookstores. Store is like home and staff is like family and, like others have said,... More

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Madison, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Don't miss RJR if your in town.Very interesting expansive inventory of up to date titles. The staff is friendly and helpful. The store is frequented with authors and book signings.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I love the book reviews and staff recommendations. Find the staff member you agree with and you will be kept in great reading. Browse titles you would never know about. The atmosphere can't be beat and the goodies in the cafe are worth the wait.

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Great place to lose yourself on a rainy afternoon. RJ Cafe at the back of the store serves lunch coffee and oversized gourmet cupcakes. Also nice selection of greeting cards and gifts for those who have everything.

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

this bookstore has it all...wide inventory, employees who love books, and can really help you find what you want. Atmosphere is warm, relaxing, just like Scribner's was (remember?). For kids and adults. Other things available for "booky people", word games, great "stuff" if you like books. Book club with discount is available.

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Madison, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

RJ Julia is simply one of the best bookstores I've ever been in. It has a great selection, friendly and knowledgable staff, and a cozy welcoming atmosphere. There's also a very nice cafe so you can actually spend an entire afternoon having lunch and browsing the books. RJ's has an extensive schedule of visiting authors, from the virtually unknown to... More

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