Continuing the Legacy of the Regulator: The Next Chapter

As was recently announced, co-owners Tom Campbell and John Valentine will be retiring on March 1, 2018 after more than 40 years of running the Regulator. John and Tom are very pleased that on that date they will be turning over the bookshop to the excellent, capable hands of two long-time employees, Wander Lorentz de Haas and Elliot Berger.  Wander and Elliot are currently raising money for the Regulator Sustainability Fund via Indiegogo. We hope that you will join them in writing the next chapter for the Regulator! 

In the process, they have collected some fabulous remembrances of the store's history to date, including this lovely piece by Laurent Dubois from My Bookstore.

Want to submit your own Regulator Story? Email it to us at regulatorbookshop (at) gmail (dot) com.



Did You Know....

Prices on our web site are 20% off New York Times bestsellers and 10% off on all other 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 bookstore!  

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New on Our Site: Create and Find "Wish Lists"

You can now add books to a "Wish List" to save them for later (or so your family and friends can purchase them for you). To get started, log in to your account, search for a book, and click "Add to Wish List." You can even email your list to people (from the "Wish List" tab under "My Account"), for a not-so-subtle hint.

Finding someone's Wish List is easy, too. Just search for their username or email address in the box to the right. Happy browsing!