More great paperback summer reads...

Dancing at the Regulator

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. 

Open Letter Book Feature…

Our first featured press is the terrific Open Letter Books. Open Letter—the University of Rochester's nonprofit, literary translation press—is one of only a handful of publishing houses dedicated to increasing access to world literature for English readers. It is one of our favorites at the Regulator. 

Teen Advisory Board

The Regulator Bookshop
Teen Advisory Board

A Teen Advisory Board is a group of teens dedicated to enhancing community and bookstore.


  • Must be excited about teen books
  • Be between 14-18 years of age and in high school
  • Be will to read and review at least one book a month
  • Be able to come to monthly meetings regularly

Upcoming Events....

JULY EVENTS at The Regulator Bookshop

Click here to view the details of our July events.


Sunday, July 1, 12:00 p.m.

JAMES “Murr” MURRAY, “Awakened”
Sunday, July 1, Time 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 8, 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 p.m.

WBWC BREASTFEEDING CLASS -- this paid event requires pre-registration
Sunday, July 22, 2 p.m.

Monday, July 23, 7:00 p.m.

MICHAEL BEADLE, “Beasts of Eden”
Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 p.m.

[OFFSITE] Onnesha Roychoudhuri, “The Marginalized Majority”
Saturday, July 28, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: The Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Sunday, July 29, 2:00 p.m.


Click here to view the details of our July 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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