RJ Julia Booksellers

RJ Julia Booksellers, Madison: Hours, Address, RJ Julia Booksellers Reviews: 5/5

RJ Julia Booksellers
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Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 8:00 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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Located in the shoreline town of Madison, Connecticut, RJ Julia Booksellers has always been a place of inspiration, information, and excitement. RJ Julia opened 30 years ago as an independent bookstore whose mission was, and is, to be a place where words matter, where writer meets reader, where the ambiance and selection and merchandising of books creates an atmosphere that is welcoming and presents the opportunity for discovery. Ultimately we are fiercely committed to putting the right book in the right hand. We are extremely proud of having won several major awards nationally, statewide and locally, including in part: Publishers Weekly Bookseller of the Year, Lucile Pannell award for bookselling excellence, Connecticut Magazine Best Bookstore, Connecticut Retailers Award for Community Commitment, the Advocate's Best Bookstore and the New Haven Business Small Business Award.
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,234 contributions
Fabulous independent bookstore
Jun 2021
I love independent bookstores, as they often have their own personalities, and this bookshop is no exception. It's whimsical and laidback, with an old-world drawback (to the owner's grandmother), and it's evident that this is a place where books are loved and honored. There's a wide selection of books here, to suit everyone's interests, as well as a café.
Written June 3, 2021
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943rons
New York City, NY237 contributions
Great independent bookstore in Madison, Connecticut
Feb 2021
Lovely independent bookstore with pictures, mostly signed, of the authors who have visited. Friendly and seemingly quite viable.
Written February 15, 2021
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Lizzybee201
Stamford, CT4 contributions
RJ Julia Bookstore
Jan 2020
A wonderful bookstore with a great selection of books and gifts. Do check out the cafe. I really enjoyed the cupcake.
Written January 26, 2020
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MMK125
Pomfret, CT44 contributions
RJ Julia Bookstore
Jan 2020
Perfect book store to visit. The bookstore has an assortment of books, gifts and etc. I love going to RJ Julia.
Written January 2, 2020
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Ron T
Greenville, SC2,799 contributions
love this little bookstore
Nov 2019
We were in tower for wedding, stopped by here early SAT evening. Wife loved visiting here - we bought some gifts.
Written December 11, 2019
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Happy Couple
28 contributions
A Real Book Store!
Oct 2019
Everything an independent bookstore should be! Whenever we visit Madison we must drop in to see the newest books, check out author talks and signings, and just enjoy the atmosphere of this wonderful traditional book shop. The staff recommendations are insightful and well worth noting. You have a full selection of the latest books, classics and special editions and a fabulous children's department and some excellent gifts and cards. There is a cozy coffee shop area with lunch specials - they even have gluten-free options. Love books? This is the place!
Written October 29, 2019
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Jeff4124
Madison, CT7 contributions
Great book store
Sep 2019 • Friends
The way a small book store used to be
Great cafe as well
Super service and about 300 author visits a year in the cute city of Madison
Written September 3, 2019
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BeachWoman7
Miami, FL124 contributions
LOVE this Space!
Aug 2019 • Friends
RJ Julia is the gem of Madison. Bookstore for all ages and stages. Coffee shop too. Gathering place where no one is a stranger. Find Jill or Gail or Barbara and learn about the books. Easy parking. So many books! ENJOY!
Written August 28, 2019
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Jeffrey S
NYC101 contributions
Nice, Very Nice Bookstore
Aug 2019
The title of my review pretty much says it all. This is very nice, bookstore. Walking into this bookstore is like stepping back in time. It's the type of bookstore that populated towns both small and large before the Barnes and Noble and them Amazon forced most of them put of business. With a friendly knowledgeable staff and plenty of books of all different types to choose from. Even the categories of books are true to what the books are. It's a place where you can spend some time browsing and buying, which is what we did. The next time you and yourself in Madison RJ Julia Booksellers should be on your must visit list.
Written August 12, 2019
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Allesistschon
Brooklyn, NY142 contributions
A gem
Jul 2019 • Couples
RJ Julia deserves its reputation as one of the best independent bookstores on the east coast. Customers drive from many miles away to do their book shopping here, and for good reason. The selection and presentation are excellent. The staff is knowledgeable and enthusiastic - these folks really love books.
Written July 11, 2019
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RJ Julia Booksellers is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM