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Book Clubs

Book Club Books

We’re delighted to host a gathering of booklovers on a weekly basis and our book clubs are always excited to welcome new members.

Our in-store book clubs include: Award Winners, Classics, Debut Authors, Hot off the Press, Men-Only, R.J. Readers, Rose Quiello, and Whodunit. We also are affiliated with many book clubs who meet in private homes. If you’re interested in one of the book clubs held at the store below, simply show up!

Book Club Soiree 2016 Book Picks


Why Register Your Book Club?

Helpful Staff: Our knowledgeable and widley-read staff is always available to help you select the right book and can always make recommendations for specific needs and tastes.

Book Club Nook: Your book club selection will be highlighted each month right at our Information Desk - easy for your members to find and purchase your monthly choice.

PLUS:

  • 20% off Hardcover Orders*
  • 15% off Paperback Orders*
  • Opportunity for Free Advanced Reader Copies
  • Free Reading Guides
  • Occasional author visits- in person or via Skype
  • Annual Book Club Soiree: meet with R.J Julia owner Roxanne Coady to help plan your Book Club's reading selections.

If you have any questions, please contact our bookclub liaison at bookclubs@rjjulia.com.

* When your club orders five or more copies of any title. No other discounts apply.


Award Winners

Meets the last Wednesday of the month from 12:30-2pm

This club reads books that have won various literary awards, with the goal being to read something worthwhile and have lively, thought-provoking discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Facilitator: Deb Friedman


Classics Group

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7pm

This club has been meeting for over 10 years and concentrates on classic literature, fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Facilitator: Lee Jacobus


Debut Author Group

Meets the third Monday of the month at 7pm

This club "debuted" in September, 2012. They focus on books that are written by up and coming authors. If you're looking for an adventure into unchartered waters, you'll enjoy taking the risk with what a debut has to offer.

Facilitator: Deborah Kindel


Hot Off the Press Group

Meets the second Thursday of the month from 1-2:30pm

This club gravitates towards new fiction though it isn't a requirement. They are open to reading non-fiction as well as other genres.

Facilitator: Gerry Monast


Men-Only Book Club Group

Meets the last Monday of the month at 7pm.

The men's club reads all genres limited to living male authors.

Facilitator: Lutz Braum


R.J. Readers Group

Meets the first Monday of the month at 7pm

This club reads selections chosen by members; the criteria being excellent writing, challenging plot lines and great discussion topics.

Facilitator: Jo-Ann Veillette-Stonehart


Rose Quiello Group

Meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30pm

This is our oldest book club! It started in 1990 right after the store first opened. They read in all directions — combining fiction and non-fiction.

Facilitator: Rose Quiello


Whodunit

Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm

This dynamic group is having fun reading well-written mysteries, old and new.