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Dear Reader, 

These are unprecedented times. First and foremost, please know that all of us at RJ Julia Booksellers wish good health to you, your family, and friends. There are many unknowns and things continue to change very rapidly, almost hourly, and we thank you for your patience as we sail these unchartered waters together.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in our 30 years, it’s that many of you consider RJ Julia a resource, a place of respite, a friend. It’s been an honor to play this vital role in our community and one we plan on continuing through this uneasy time. Here is how RJ Julia, both in Madison and Middletown, is keeping our customers, our staff, and our community safe, while continuing to be your place of respite.
We want to provide you options, whether you want to visit us in person, by appointment, by phone, text message, or email, remotely/virtually — whatever works for you. We’re here to provide bookseller advice, easy pick up/curbside delivery, or a friendly face!
To that end we will:
  • Extend free shipping on all orders placed at,, or over the phone.
  • Curbside pick-up: we’ll deliver your purchase to you in your vehicle. Place your order online or with a bookseller over the phone, and text/call us upon your arrival (please mention your vehicle details!) and we’ll run out.
  • Booksellers are ready to chat and answer inquiries by phone, text message, or e-mail.
Events - Madison:
  • At RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, we have cancelled author events through the first week of April.
  • If you purchased tickets to an event at either location, you will receive an additional communication with further details specific to that event.
  • We will continue to host our small gatherings including in-store book clubs, story times, and Voices in the Bookstore.
  • These events will be limited to no more than 15 attendees.
  • Please refer to the calendar at for further details.
  • Please attend events only if you’re feeling well.
  • Lastly, we are working diligently to find the best methods for sharing these events with you virtually, by livestream, please stay tuned for those details!
Events - Middletown:
  • At Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown, all events have been cancelled, at the direction of Wesleyan University, through Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • If you purchased tickets to an event at either location, you will receive an additional communication with further details specific to that event.
  • Given these cancellations, Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore will adjust store hours beginning Monday, March 16th. The store will be open daily 9am-5pm until further notice.
Please note, RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison will remain open 10am-8pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sundays.
Of course, both locations are disinfected daily by cleaning services, as well as hourly by our staff. Staff is following CDC requirements regarding handwashing and hygiene. Our staff members will NOT come to work if they’re ill, and we ask that you refrain from visiting us in person if you are ill. We will continue to provide a clean, safe environment, now and always.

We thank you for your patience as we work to address and react to new developments. If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or if we can be helpful in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Your support is, as always, important and very much appreciated.

See you in the store, or virtually, and most importantly: be well.

Roxanne J. Coady
Founder, RJ Julia Booksellers
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Call OR Text: (203) 245-3959
Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
413 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Call OR Text: (860) 685-3939
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