Merch Gift Certificate Children's Subscription Program

    Front Table


    Prominent Biographies & Memoirs


    Regulator Bestsellers


    Some of Our Favorite Books Recently Translated


    New Paperback Non-Fiction


    New Paperback Fiction & Poetry


    Some Of Our Favorite New Fiction Titles


    New In Our History Bookcase


    Regulator Merch


    On Our Science & Nature Table(s)


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    Our Favorite Recent Poetry Collections


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    In Our Mystery Room


    Culinary Arts & Libations


    New Speculative Fiction


    Some Terrific New Graphic Novel Releases


    Gardening. Old Classics & New Favorites


    Our Art, Architecture & Photography Selection


    Celebrating Black Culture and History


    Elementary School Battle of the Books


    Middle School Battle of the Books


    High School Battle of the Books


    Wonderful Children's Non-fiction


    Beautiful Children's Picture Books


    Board Books


    Great Young Adult Reads


    Middle Readers Favorites


    Kids' Comics & Graphic Novels

    Children’s Subscription Program

This is a tremendous on-going gift for a special child in your life!

Every month, we will be offering a selection of new titles at the age levels of your choice. We have four levels from which to choose:

  • Ages 0-2 ($35) - You will get one beautiful, new hardback picture book and one board book.
  • 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 off the latest list.
  • Middle Grade ($25) - You will get two paperbacks from our latest selection.

Tax, shipping, and gift wrap is included. Orders can be shipped to you or some lucky recipient.
No prepayment required. Subscription can be canceled anytime.

To sign up just click here and then scroll down!

See our March selections below.

Ages 0-2:
Ages 3-5:
Elementary BotB:
Middle Grade:



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.

Educator & School Library Wish Lists


Did you know that you can create a Wish List via our website? Anyone can do it, and then send their wish list to friends and family (ie "Jack Kerouac's Christmas gift wish list"). It's a perfect way for local teachers and school librarians to request books for their classrooms and libraries! Unfortunately, these folks often don't have enough funding or budget to purchase books they find important for their students. This is where we can all help!

Teachers and librarians, it's easy to create a Wish List via our website:

  • Just select a book you'd like to add, and then select "add to wish list."
  • If you don't have a Regulator account already, it will direct you to do that, and will show you how to add others to your list or create multiple lists.
  • Once you have your list set (you can always add to it later), you can email a link to the list to anyone you'd like (PTAs, parents, neighborhoods, friends, and family). Folks can also search our list of Wish Lists for yours (search window in the lower right-hand column of our home page).
  • These people can then purchase these books for you and help you grow your collection.

Educators, once you've created a list, and shared it with your group of supporters, let us know by sending an email to to give us a heads up (and same if you have any questions), and we'll hold onto your books as they come into the shop. Then you can arrange to pick them up at a time that works best for you!

Spread the word! Help your school and your kids!

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!


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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