This bookstore opened in May 2017 and is an easy walking distance from the Inn at Middletown. The beautiful building has high ceilings with tin detail, ample natural light, and a two-story open concourse design that provides a spacious, airy environment for reading and shopping.
The Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore houses approximately 18,000 books, with a special section highlighting authors from the Wesleyan community. In addition to books, the store sells a wide range of both Wesleyan-themed and general apparel and merchandise. The store's quiet lower level evokes a library, with seating areas for exploring new books. This area opens up to seat hundreds of guests for author events and houses the store's textbook department.