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RJ Julia Booksellers

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

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One of my favorite indies!!

I live out of state but make sure to stop by whenever in the area. A paragon of indies with tons of author readings and signed copies, they've got an excellent selection of books... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I live out of state but make sure to stop by whenever in the area. A paragon of indies with tons of author readings and signed copies, they've got an excellent selection of books, and an attached gift shop and cafe (which I've never ate at but have heard good things about). Staff are friendly & helpful.

Thank BibliOphelia
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! In addition to being a charming bookstore, they have a fantastic cafe! Gourmet quality grilled cheese sandwiches, scrumptious savory flatbreads, and mouthwatering cupcakes, they are a hidden gem!! Grab a book and a flatbread and enjoy a table outback. Fantastic!

Thank CamilleD22
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great store with a big selection of books and a very knowledgeable staff. Staff picks and comments are noted on the shelves and the staff is very helpful. Also a great cafe with indoor & outdoor seating.

1 Thank peter k
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Food was great, limited menu but it was good food. We had fun growing through the bookstore and ended up getting a few books and a great lunch.

Thank mama3awesomekids
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

You could get lost in this bookstore for hours! Relaxing environment with a cafe in the back. Very helpful customer service. Book recommendations labeled throughout the store. Excellent children's section upstairs with preschool through teen selections.

Thank TravelingBlonde77
Madison, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This is the book store. The staff has actually read the books and gives you an honest opinion. They also have very nice gifts. Its just great to browse around. Had Anderson Cooper there last week.Happy to have such a place in town

Thank Peg S
Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Stayed a couple nights in Madison, and we found this great independent bookstore. They have a huge selection of books and gifts. A little café also in the back of the store. Great location on the main street in downtown. Will be sure to stop here again next time in town.

Thank Fool for the Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This quaint independent bookstore is a Madison treasure! From the employee reviews to the great gifts to the café- there is something special for everyone!! A must do in Madison

Thank Kathleen S
Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

RJ Julia IS why many folks come to Madison! It's a "National Treasure", so to speak! The walls are covered with photographs of Famous Authors who have visited here and given talk to the public. In addition, there is much, much more going on here. The upstairs, dedicated to children, offers a discussion room, teen area, and lots of room... More 

2 Thank F8985QNjanm
Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

They stay up with the times, bringing in current authors on subjects that are often in the news. Sometimes the people are famous and the lines are a quarter mile long. (Avoid those days unless you want an autographed book signing)You can get anything from a child's book to the latest and greatest books on the NY Times best seller... More 

Thank Gator2291

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