Authors to Schools Program

“There is an understanding between the author and child that they are sharing a special moment in time and there is nothing as gratifying as seeing the joy on kids' faces as they eagerly listen to an author read from his or her book.” — Karen Schumann, RJ Julia Children's and YA Events Coordinator

Through our outreach program, Authors to Schools, we bring touring authors and illustrators into schools all over Connecticut spanning grades pre-K through high school. We are fortunate to work with many fabulous authors — Marc Brown, R.L. Stine, Kate DiCamillo, Jane O’Connor, Lincoln Peirce, Chris Grabenstein, Patricia MacLachlan…to name just a few!

Participation in the program is easy. Simply tell Karen, our Children's and YA Events Coordinator, about your school and she’ll get to work right away on finding a good match for your students. Contact Karen at

In addition to the Authors to Schools program, we would love to hear from you to discuss some of the many ways RJ Julia Booksellers can work directly with your school. Book fairs, teacher discounts, summer reading fundraisers, and our ever popular Educators’ Night are just some of the programs we have available. As your local, independent bookstore, we are flexible and responsive with the goal of meeting each school’s specific needs.

To contact Karen, please email her at or call (203) 245-3959.