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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, Indie, Hot off the Press, Men-Only, R.J. Readers, and Rose Quiello. 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!


Why Register Your Book Club?

Helpful Staff: Our knowledgeable and widely-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.


Indie Book Club

Meets the last Wednesday of the month from 12:30-2:00 pm

The goal of this book club is to read something new and interesting and to have lively, thought-provoking discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Facilitator: Deb Friedman

August Book: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane


Classics Group

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm

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

Facilitator: Lee Jacobus

July Book: Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy


Debut Author

Meets the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm

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'' enjoy taking the risk with what a debut author can offer.

Facilitator: Deborah Kindel

August Book:  The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray


Hot Off the Press Group

Meets the second Thursday of the month from 1:00-2:30 pm

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

Facilitator: Barbra Buckley 

August Book: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy


Men-Only Book Club Group

Meets the last Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.

The men's club reads all genres limited to living male authors and is comprised of only men members.

Facilitator: Pat DeMaio

May Book: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn


R.J.'s Readers

Meets the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm

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

Facilitators: Susan Cartledge and Alayne Mouradian

August Book: The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton


Rose Quiello Group

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

This is our longest running 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

August Book: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie


YA Book Club for Adults

Meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm

Our newest book club is for any adult who loves to read young adult fiction! 

Facilitator: Karen Schumann

August Book: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
By Thomas Hardy, Simon Gatrell (Editor), Juliet Grindle (Editor)
$8.95
ISBN: 9780199537051
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 15th, 2008

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984802439
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - February 19th, 2019

Staff Pick Badge
Ask Again, Yes: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982106980
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - May 28th, 2019

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525434818
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 2018

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The Woman in the Window: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062678423
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 5th, 2019

The Custom of the Country Cover Image
By Edith Wharton, Linda Wagner-Martin (Introduction by), Linda Wagner-Martin (Notes by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143039709
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - May 30th, 2006

Staff Pick Badge
Home Fire: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735217683
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - August 15th, 2017

Two Can Keep a Secret Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524714727
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - January 8th, 2019