Past Events

Yoga and Story Time

10 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 10 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 - Madison Madison
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Join your child for yoga! We’re inviting parents, grandparents, and their little ones to a special lesson in the concepts of balance, breath, and focus. Leave feeling refreshed...   More info

Anya Yurchyschn, "My Dead Parents"

10 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 10 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Madison Madison
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A haunting, unforgettable family story about hidden secrets and a daughter’s journey to understand her parents Anya Yurchyshyn grew up in a narrow townhouse in Boston, every...   More info

Paul Beckman, "Kiss Kiss"

11 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 11 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Madison Madison
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Kiss Kiss, Paul Beckman’s latest collection, is 78 stories in 143 pages. He’s devoted this group to Flash Fiction (stories under 1000 words) and Micro Fiction (stories under 300...   More info

Small Events for Small People: Animal Lovers!

13 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 13 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 - Madison Madison
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Animal lovers unite! We’re reading three stories all about our favorite animals at this unique story and activity time. Join us for laughter, stories, drawing, dancing, and...   More info

John Himmelman, "Box Turtle," "Bunjitsu Bunny vs Bunjitsu Bunny"

14 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 14 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 - Madison Madison
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Floaty Blah! Mr. Raisin is a bit of a grump. He lives all alone in a little house, and he likes it that way just fine. One day, a mysterious basket appears on Mr. Raisin’s...   More info

Story and Activity Time: Best Friends!

16 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 16 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 - Madison Madison
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Celebrate friendship at this special April Vacation Story and Activity Time! We’ll be reading about Elephant and Piggie and pairs of shoes who are best friends. Then we’ll take...   More info

Story and Activity Time: Spring Gardening!

17 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 17 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 - Madison Madison
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Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow a plant? Join us for day two of our special April Vacation events with a special story and activity time! Plants are growing, green...   More info

Anna Quindlen, "Alternate Side"

17 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 17 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Madison Madison
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Bestselling author Anna Quindlen will discuss ALTERNATE SIDE! Rescheduled event from 3/20/18. Tickets cost $30.00 tax and include admission for (1) attendee and (1) copy of...   More info

Susan's Writing Workshop: Ages 9 - 13

18 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 18 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 - Madison Madison
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Everything in life is writable about if you have the guts to do it, and imagination to improvise. Sylvia Plath We’re excited that our very own bookseller Susan will be offering a...   More info

David Ricciardi, "Warning Light"

18 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 18 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Madison Madison
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No one knows what CIA desk jockey Zac Miller is capable of-including himself-when a routine surveillance job becomes a do-or-die mission in the Middle East. When a commercial...   More info

Ying Chang Compestine, "The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes"

19 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 19 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 - Madison Madison
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Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But...   More info

Nina Collins, "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?"

19 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 19 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Madison Madison
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When Nina Collins entered her forties she found herself awash in a sea of hormones. As symptoms of perimenopause set in, she began to fear losing her health, looks, sexuality...   More info

Kid Chef Challenge: International Chocolate Chip Cookies

20 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 20 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 - Madison Madison
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Calling all Kid Chefs: You are invited to participate in a cooking challenge! The Challenge: Start with your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Then, either take out an...   More info

Voices in the Bookstore

20 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 20 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 - Madison Madison
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Attention all fans of the written word: local writers read from their work. Poetry, fiction, essays all writers are welcome! If you are a writer, sign up in advance to read from...   More info

Come see what the book critics are raving about!

21 Apr 17:00 - 19:00 21 Apr 17:00 - 19:00 - Madison Madison
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Discussing the novel Wild World...   More info

Ashley Hay, "A Hundred Small Lessons"

23 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 23 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Madison Madison
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Through the richly intertwined narratives of two women from different generations, Ashley Hay, known for her elegant prose, which draws warm and textured portraits as it...   More info

Yoga and Story Time

24 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 24 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 - Madison Madison
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Join your child for yoga! We're inviting parents, grandparents, and their little ones to a special lesson in the concepts of balance, breath, and focus. Leave feeling refreshed...   More info

Book Club Spring Soiree

25 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 25 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Madison Madison
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RJ Julia Booksellers Presents A Book Club Spring Soiree! Please join us for mingling and meeting, food and fun. If you currently attend a book club or would like to start one...   More info

Siobhan Vivian, "Stay Sweet"

26 Apr 18:30 - 20:30 26 Apr 18:30 - 20:30 - Madison Madison
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From the author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World and The List comes a bold and sweet summer read about first love, feminism, and ice cream. Summer in Sand Lake isn’t...   More info

RJ Julia's 9th Annual Poetry Contest and Slam

27 Apr 16:00 - 18:00 27 Apr 16:00 - 18:00 - Madison Madison
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RJ Julia Booksellers is celebrating poetry month by hosting our 9th Annual Poetry Contest and Slam for Grades 1 through 6! All contest entrants will be considered in one of three...   More info

Independent Bookstore Day!

28 Apr 10:00 - 20:00 28 Apr 10:00 - 20:00 - Madison Madison
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Independent Bookstore Day is a celebration of books, readers, and indie bookselling! Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run...   More info

Small Events for Small People: Ducks, Ducks, Ducks!

28 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 28 Apr 10:30 - 12:30 - Madison Madison
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Join us for a unique story and activity time where we'll read stories, draw, color, dance, stretch, and smile. Did you call for a truck full of ducks? Come hear stories about...   More info

Carys Davies, "West"

28 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 28 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Madison Madison
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From the winner of the 2015 Frank O'Connor Short Story Award, an exquisite, slender first novel set on the American frontier about a restless widower who heads west on a foolhardy...   More info

Writing Workshop with Susan Tiberghien

29 Apr 16:00 - 18:00 29 Apr 16:00 - 18:00 - Madison Madison
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Susan Tiberghien will introduce you to The Zen of Writing: Clear Seeing, Clear Writing. Tickets cost $30, please purchase your ticket on our website. To enter into the mystery...   More info


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