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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 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00

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One of a Kind

If in the area RJ is a must. Books are well displayed, with staff recommendations highlighted on comment cards. Staff is also very helpful. The cafe is a great spot for small... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Madison, Connecticut
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Madison, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If in the area RJ is a must. Books are well displayed, with staff recommendations highlighted on comment cards. Staff is also very helpful. The cafe is a great spot for small bite/coffee or lunch. I especially like the outdoor patio when it is open.

Thank FinneganIsle
Madison, Connecticut
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful staff good selection and can order anything. Support local businesses. Also has a great cafe for lunch and teatime in the back of the store. Lots of parking too!

Thank gsl3
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

R J Julia's is an amazing bookstore. They always have a wide selection of books for kids, teens, and adults. There are little hand-written recommendations by staff on index cards which really shows what the atmosphere is like. Many famous authors have come to do book signings. Whenever family visits from out of town, this is one of their favorite... More 

Thank Janeta_Wilsone
Milford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Meaningful to have an independent book store close by. Staff make astute recommendations. Chairs to relax and check out picks. Also,cafe helps make it even more special.

Thank Lina C
Madison, Connecticut
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful bookstore! The staff is so friendly and helpful! Great selection of books. It also has a cafe with delicious salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts. In the warmer months you can sit outside. Also have a gift shop. Always go there first to search for some gift because they have a great selection of gifts.

1 Thank kris s
Madison, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great bookstore with very knowledgeable and helpful employees.There is a little snack/small sandwich shop in the back.

Thank Osprey-LIS
Madison, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is my favorite bookstore of all time. The set up is inviting. Everyone is extremely helpful and the Cafe is superb. Don't miss this place.

Thank bernadettekeyes
Guilford, Connecticut
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104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It's a bookstore so what. It has a very well-known name. Kind of reminds me of being famous for being famous. It's got books. Every now and then an offer comes in and sign some books. It pretty much seems like every other quaint bookstore along the Connecticut Shoreline. It doesn't have any unique books that you would not find... More 

Thank nbend1
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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

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