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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 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.

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/Zoom
  • Annual Book Club Soiree to help plan your Book Club's reading selections

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

* 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 uncharted waters, you'll 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's Book Club

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 currently comprised of male 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

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