Store Hours & Delivery Options

Our store hours for curbside pick up only are 12-4 pm Monday - Saturday. No in store shopping yet.  

For curbside service, we will notify you when your order is in stock, then you can drop by the shop, call us when you are out front between 12-4 pm Monday - Saturday, and we will run it out you.

For residential delivery in Durham & Chapel Hill there is a two book minimum & nominal $2.50 fee (regardless of number of books per order). We deliver complete orders once a week per zip code.

Shipping delivery via US Postal Service.

Thank you for your continued support!

    On Our Front Table(s)


    Some Of Our Favorite New Titles In Paperback


    Regulator Staff Favorite Books In Translation


    Regulator Bestsellers


    Terrific New Releases from Indie Presses


    New Speculative Fiction


    Relevant Current Literature


    Our Favorite New Young Adult Releases


    Our Recent Favorite Children's Picture Books


    Our Recent Favorite Children's Chapter Books


    Children’s Subscription Program

This is a tremendous on-going gift for a daughter, son, granddaughter, or grandson!

Every month, we will be offering a selection of new titles at the age levels of your choice. They will be curated by our Children Book Coordinator (and Storytime Durham host).

We have three levels from which to choose:

  • Ages 0-2 ($35) - You will get two beautiful, new hardback picture books.
  • Ages 3-5 ($40) - You will get two beautiful, new hardback picture books.
  • Elementary School Battle of the Books ($25) - you will get two paperbacks copies off the latest list.

Tax, shipping, and gift wrap is included. Orders can be shipped to you or some lucky recipient.

To subscribe, just send an email to with your name and contact information so that we can contact you to set up your account.

No prepayment required. Cancel subscription anytime.

See our first selections below. These will ship the last week in July.

Ages 0-2:
Ages 3-5:
Elementary BOB:


Virtual Book Program


The coming months/year are going to be particularly challenging times for our local professors, teachers, all educators. We want to help you formulate any remote course(s) you might be contemplating. We have already begun working with several programs at Duke and UNC. 

Here is how it would work:

  • Send us an email with the books you are considering (we can also help in researching titles). We will give you a price quote, availability, and time frame to get the titles to your students.
  • For most titles (and a minimum of ten books) the cost would be normal retail price less 20% with a minimal shipping charge of $4 for the first book, $1 for each additional book. We can charge these through an university/school purchase order or through individual student credit cards, PayPal or Apple Pay.
  • We will make sure the students get their titles in a timely fashion, and we can troubleshoot any delivery issues via our shippers.

It’s pretty straight forward and convenient for you and your students.

We offer discounts for homeschoolers as well, please contact us for more information.

Regulator & Ponysaurus Book Club


We are reprising our monthly book club that we had been holding at Ponysaurus Brewing. We are moving it to the Zoom platform where you can join us monthly with the elixir of choice by your side (Ponysaurus is doing a Beer Drive-Thru from 1-6pm, 7 days a week, click here to order online for pick-up). All are welcome!

The first meeting will be July 7th, and we'll continue our first-tuesday-of-the-month schedule as before. Moving back to the brewery when we feel comfortable to do so. 

We'll continue to update the Facebook group for this event as well. Join the group if you'd like, but we'll also update you here and on our social channels. 

The featured title will be available via our website with a 10% discount!

July 7th's title is: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. Click the photo to order the book. We will email a link to the Zoom meeting the Thursday before we meet.

Starting Your Own Book Club? Use Our Registry!


Zoom book clubs will be the new norm for a while. Not all bad as you get to sit in the comfort of your own home, with your favorite elixir and your pet at your side. 

If you have an on-going book club or are thinking of starting one, we can help you facilitate that with our online book club registry. Here is how it works:

Send us an email with the following information:

  • Assign your book club a name, and send us the list of upcoming books you plan to read & discuss
  • Provide us with the name and email address of the club leader
  • Send us an estimate of the number of participants and the dates when the books are to be discussed
  • We will post the list under a book club registry on our website with an easy link for members to order
  • All participants will get a 10% discount on the books

And get to reading! Can’t be simpler!

N.C. Women's Prison Book Project

It's been really great getting to know the folks over at N.C. Women's Prison Book Project ! They collect books for women in prison, and they have a wish list via our website. Here's their request:

"We get many, many requests for urban fiction, crochet, astrology, puzzle books, and dream interpretation. these titles are hard to find at thrift stores and rarely come in via donation, so we created a wish list with The Regulator Bookshop. check it out and find us on Twitter and Instagram if you haven't already!”

Head here to order books, and if you don't know this organization, check them out!

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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