Upcoming Event Highlights:

after Black Friday comes the light of Indies First Day and the beginning of

Shop Independent Durham Week!

We will be celebrating Indies First Day on Saturday, November 29 with:

--Guest Booksller Appearances by local authors Jim Wise (10:00 a.m.), David Cecelski (11:00), Lee Smith (1:00) and Laurent Dubois (3:00)

--Music from local musicians James Oden and Donovan McCain (12:30)

--A Sale on dozens of great, giftable books

--A Raffle for free gift certificates($100, $50, $25)

Support community this holiday season. Shop Local!


Prices on our web site are 30% off on New York Times bestsellers and 10% off on all non-academic, non-technical titles. There are no shipping charges if you choose to pick up your order at the store--and you don't even have to enter your credit card information for these orders!

Want to know if we have a book in stock or if we can order it for you? Click here to search our inventory online! If it says "On Our Shelves Now," we've got it! If it says "Usually ships in 1-5 days," then we can easily order it for you. Just call us or send us an email with questions.  


45% of the money you spend on this site stays in our community, while none of the money you spend on Amazon stays local. Thank you for your support of Durham and The Regulator, your thoroughly independent, locally owned community bookstore!  


 Questions? Contact Us!