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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.

We also are affiliated with many book clubs who meet in privately. If you’re interested in one of the book clubs held at the store (listed 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.


  • 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/Zoom
  • Annual Book Club Soiree: meet with RJ Julia owner Roxanne Coady to help plan your Book Club's reading selections.

If you have any questions, please contact our bookclub liaison at

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

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

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

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 

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

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

Tuesday Talk

Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm via Zoom (which will continue indefinitely).

This club tackles a major issue (e.g. race relations, environment/climate change, the threat to democracy). Issues are selected and discussed in three consecutive meetings, starting with a foundational/descriptive/historical work, followed by an acclaimed work of fiction, and ending with a policy book. 

Facilitator/Contact: Bob Trobe


The Threat to Democracy

Please email Bob Trobe to attend.

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

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

Today's YA Book Club

Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm

Today’s YA Book Club is for anyone who loves YA!  Whether you’re a teen, new adult, adult, writer, or reader, if you love YA, this is the book club for you!

Facilitator: Karen Schumann