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

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Warm and Cozy...

When I first went into this bookstore shortly after it first opened I loved the dark wood of the book shelves; it made the bookstore feel cozy and warm. They have such a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Elizabeth G
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Westbrook, Connecticut

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

When I first went into this bookstore shortly after it first opened I loved the dark wood of the book shelves; it made the bookstore feel cozy and warm. They have such a great selection of books for everyone. They also carry games, cards and gifts of all sorts. I have been to lectures on the second floor. It's an... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Such a complete book store. I've been here a few times and it never disappoints. There is a great selection of books covering virtually every genre. Always have the current best sellers as well as harder to find items, coffee table books, small gifts,and a nice children's section upstairs.. It's very well organized so it's easy to find what you're... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Madison Connecticut has a lot to be thankful foe, We have lots of fine restaurants, the best state park in the entire state and some of the most wonderful shore line there is to be found in New England. We have a excellent school system and a local population that puts together some of the best events ever. But the... More 

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madison
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A trendy book store which is a delight to explore. Aside from books it boasts a breakfast/ lunch bistro with indoor and out seating. Also known for book signings and featured authors . Many a famous people have come there to boast and sign theur books....Goldie Hawn , Jane Fonda, Rachel Ray, brook Shields to name a few that I... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Don't stop at the rest stop, the subway, or the Dunkin if you need to pop off I-95 for a break. Come here for coffee and sandwiches on the back patio. Dogs are welcome, great service and food, and you can pick up a new book while you're here. They have takeout too. Park on the Main Street or swing... More 

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NEW YORK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I went to an event for a Jodi Picoult book signing, which was held in a local Church. The event went smoothly and I had a great time. The price was very fair. I would definitely recommend attending an event sponsored by them!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you love a good bookstore this is a place for you! They have an interesting selection of books, a wide variety of children's and young adult books as well. They have signed books too! They have a slew of author events. Do not come looking for bargains. A nice little cafe, too!

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Bronxville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

As the number of quality independent booksellers continues to decline, it is good to know that a place like R J Julia Booksellers is thriving. Located on the main street in Madison, Connecticut, this is a bookstore worth visiting. The store layout makes browsing easy, and the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. There is a large children's section upstairs. The... More 

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pobox609
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It's rare when one business can have a transformative effect on a town and we in Madison are fortunate enough to have one in the form of RJ Julia Booksellers. Not only is the staff knowledgeable and friendly, the list of authors reading their books top flight and the selections first class but in both style and appearance RJ Julia... More 

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

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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Additional Information about RJ Julia Booksellers

Address: 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443
Phone Number: 203.245.3959
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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