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

August Book: There There By Tommy Orange


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

August Book: No Meeting In August


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

August Book:  Himself by Jess Kidd


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 

August Book: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI By David Grann


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

August Book: Less By Andrew Sean Greer


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

August Book: Love and Ruin By Paula McLain


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

August Book: Educated: A Memoir By Tara Westover


 

 

Staff Pick Logo
The House of Broken Angels Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316154888
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - March 6th, 2018

Gargantua and Pantagruel Cover Image
By Francois Rabelais, M. A. Screech (Translated by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780140445503
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - December 26th, 2006

Staff Pick Logo
If the Creek Don't Rise Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492647454
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - August 1st, 2017

An American Marriage Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616208776
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - February 6th, 2018

Camino Island: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524797140
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bantam - March 6th, 2018

The Only Story: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525521211
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - April 17th, 2018

Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735212206
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018