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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.


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

September Book: Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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

September Book:  Only Child by Rhiannon Navin


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 

September Book: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan


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

September Book: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras


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

September Book: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides


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

September Book: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe


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

September Book: Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott


 

Confessions (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780199540037
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 1st, 2008

Only Child Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525434979
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2019

Washington Black Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563242
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

Staff Pick Badge
Fruit of the Drunken Tree Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525434313
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - June 4th, 2019

The Silent Patient Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250301697
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Celadon Books - February 5th, 2019

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385521314
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday - February 26th, 2019

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Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328987594
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019