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

February Book: Transcription by Kate Atkinson


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

February Book: The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation


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

February Book:  Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston


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 

February Book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


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

February Book: The Long Home by William Gay


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

February Book: Transcription by Kate Atkinson


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

February Book: Elmet by Fiona Mozley


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

Staff Pick Logo
Transcription: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316176637
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 25th, 2018

The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation Cover Image
By Robert Fitzgerald (Translated by), Homer
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374529055
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 3rd, 2004

Barracoon: The Story of the Last
By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Foreword by), Deborah G. Plant (Introduction by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062748201
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amistad - May 8th, 2018

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Transcription: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316176637
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 25th, 2018

The Long Home Cover Image
$13.50
ISBN: 9781878448057
Availability: Special Order
Published: MacAdam/Cage Publishing - August 1st, 2000

Elmet Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616208424
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - December 5th, 2017

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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