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

June Book: Promise: A Novel By Minrose Gwin


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

June Book: Gargantua and Pantagruel By Francois Rabelais


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

June Book: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore By Matthew Sullivan


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 

June Book: Educated: A Memoir By Tara Westover


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

June Book: All the Light We Cannot See By Anthony Doerr


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

June Book: My Antonia: Introduction by Jane Smiley By Willa Cather


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

June Book: The Essex Serpent: A Novel By Sarah Perry


Teens Talk Book Club

The Teens Talk Book Club will discuss a different book on the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm.

The Teens Talk Book Club is open to teens and young adults who love to read and are looking for interesting books, lively discussion, and a place to make new friends.

Facilitator: Karen Schumann

June Book: Book Talk


 

 

Gargantua and Pantagruel Cover Image
By Francois Rabelais, M. A. Screech (Translator)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780140445503
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - January 1st, 2007

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501116858
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - January 9th, 2018

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Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

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Promise: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062471710
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - February 27th, 2018

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All the Light We Cannot See Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - April 4th, 2017

My Antonia: Introduction by Jane Smiley (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780525562863
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2018

The Essex Serpent: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062666383
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Custom House - April 24th, 2018

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Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780544811904
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - October 18th, 2016