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A note on our new website feature...

We want to celebrate independent publishers at the New Regulator Bookshop! So we are inaugurating a new feature on our website. Every couple of months we will be highlighting one of the many amazing truly Indie presses around the country. We will feature their terrific titles in the store and rotate a selection of excerpts from some of their recent titles for you to get a flavor of their publications. 

New Directions

Our fall featured publisher is New Directions. New Directions was founded in 1936, when James Laughlin (1914–1997), then a twenty-two-year-old Harvard sophomore, issued the first of the New Directions anthologies. “I asked Ezra Pound for ‘career advice,’” James Laughlin recalled. “He had been seeing my poems for months and had ruled them hopeless. He urged me to finish Harvard and then do ‘something’ useful.”

Upcoming Events....

January Events at The Regulator


ROBIN KIRK, "The Bond"
Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 9, 10:15 a.m.

FRYE GAILLARD, "A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost"
Thursday, January 10, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 13, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

DOUGLAS BOCK CLARK, "The Last Whalers,"  in conversation with ALLAN GURGANUS 
Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 16, 10:15AM

GENE NICHOL, " The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from Our Invisible Citizens"
Thursday, January 17, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

FRANK HARMON," Native Places," in conversation with ELLEN CASSILLY
Tuesday, January 22, 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 23, 10:15AM

FRANK HYMAN, "Hentopia: Create a Hassle-Free Habitat for Happy Chickens"
Thursday, January 24, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 27, 4:00 p.m. -- 5:30 p.m.

DEONDRA ROSE," Citizens by Degree," in conversation with STEVE SCHEWEL 
Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30, 10:15 a.m.

JANE GABIN, "The Paris Photo"
Thursday, January 31, 7:00 p.m.



Click here to view the details of our events.

For more on all our events, see our full Events Calendar.

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!  

 Have Questions? Contact Us!

Indies First

Local Economic Return of Indies v. Chains, from AMIBA

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!

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