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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

April Book: The Current by Tim Johnston


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

April Book: Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway


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

April Book:  This I Know by Eldonna Edwards


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 

April Book: The World According to Fannie Davis by Bridgett M. Davis


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

April Book: In the Distance by Hernan Diaz


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

April Book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


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

April Book: Something Wonderful by Todd S. Purdum


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

April Book: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Death in the Afternoon Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780684801452
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - April 16th, 1996

This I Know Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781496712868
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: A John Scognamiglio Book - April 24th, 2018

The Current: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616206772
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - January 22nd, 2019

In the Distance Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894883
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

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Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781627798341
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 3rd, 2018

The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316558730
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 29th, 2019

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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018