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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
- Aug 21, 2014
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Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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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
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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