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RJ Julia Booksellers

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Address: 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443
Phone Number:
+1 203-245-3959
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00

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A Book Lover's Dream Getaway

RJ Julia Booksellers is everything a book lover dreams about. Wandering through the shop, visitors will encounter floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall book shelves coupled with inviting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kelly M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

RJ Julia Booksellers is everything a book lover dreams about. Wandering through the shop, visitors will encounter floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall book shelves coupled with inviting alcoves and charming, upholstered seating. The entire second floor is dedicated to children's books, and both kids and adults alike are sure to be entranced by the selection of stories there. The bookstore's cafe has a... More 

Thank Kelly M
Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We are so lucky to have this gem in the town of Madison. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Cgbasler
Killingworth, Connecticut
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243 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely small town independent bookstore. Vibrant place with lots of charm. Book buyers club, great selection and knowledgeable staff. Nice cafe associated with store.

Thank Charles_Schuchert
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

this is the best big book store to visit by far!!! Not only do they have the greatest selection of books..but the most unique gifts as well.. the staff is very friendly and you could spend hours and never want to leave!!!

Thank bethsP6373CV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We love to visit here whenever we are in the area. Friendly helpful staff who will assist you when you need it-finding or ordering a book and let you explore at your leisure. Love finding autographed copies when just browsing through the selections. The cafe in the back is a great place for a snack of lunch to refuel while... More 

Thank Michelle S
Madison, Connecticut
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86 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a local favorite. The food seems mostly pre-prepared and heated. However everything I have ever ordered is delicious. If you want a cupcake and a huge cappuccino or delicious cup of hot tea with a good book, THIS is the place. The book store is renowned and brings in incredible authors. I rarely go to this cafe because... More 

Thank irish0live
North Branford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place is so friendly and wonderful. Not sure what your next read should be? The staff there will work with you to find the best book possible.

Thank slapshot33
Cheshire, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

RJ Julia's Book Store offers a good selection of books as well as a small cafe. It is a bit pricey, but the excuse that they use goes something like this, "You pay a premium because there is no bad book in the store, whereas if you go to another book store, you are bound to spend hours looking for... More 

Thank Zubin K
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

If I am in the country and I am in CT, this is where I come to find great books. I always find a great book on Africa history or current events that I would never find at the big bookstore chains. Great staff. Great atmosphere.

Thank Miotoni
Madison, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great staff, huge selection. Very accommodating for special orders and requests. Pleasant atmosphere. Great cafe.

Thank Bigshepherd10

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