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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....

February Events at The Regulator


POP-UP VALENTINE MAKE & TAKE WORKSHOP-- Sponsored by Triangle Books Arts
Sunday, February 3, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

BRYANT HOLSENBECK, “The Last Straw: A Continuing Quest for Life Without Disposable Plastic”
Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 6, 10:15 a.m. -- 10:45 a.m.

Friday, February 8, 7pm - 9pm; Please note this is a ticketed event:
To order tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3914745.

Community & Scholars Series:
DAVID BLIGHT,  “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” with Kathleen DuVal
Saturday, February 9, 3:00 p.m. -- Please note time

Sunday, February 10, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday, February 13, 10:15 a.m. -- 10: 45 a.m.

Sunday, February 24, 2:00 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m. - Registration and pre-payment required
To register: https://ncbirthcenter.org

Sunday, February 24, 4:00 p.m.
Discussing Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo by Zora Neale Hurston.

Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.

HAL CROWTHER, “Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners”
Thursday, February 28, 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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