While we remain closed for in store shopping due to the size of our shop and out of consideration for our staff we are here for curbside service & residential delivery in addition to mail orders. The health of our employees & those working the warehouse(s) from which we source our books is our main priority. In some cases this might cause bit longer delivery times.

Our store hours for curbside pick up only are 12-4 pm Monday - Saturday.

For curbside service, we will notify you when your order is in stock, then you can drop by the shop.
Call us at (919)286-2700 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 & Carrboro 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 understanding & your continued support.

    On Our Front Table(s)

 

    Some Of Our Favorite New Titles In Paperback

 

    On Our Science & Nature Table(s)

 

    Important New Titles in Black Studies

 

    New In Our History Bookcase

 

    Sociology & Political Science

 

    Some of Our Favorite Books In Translation

 

    Some Of Our Favorite New Fiction Titles

 

    Some of Our Favorite New Poetry Collections

 

    Prominent Biographies & Memoirs

 

    In Our Mystery Room

 

    On Our Cultural Studies Shelves

 

    Culinary Arts & Libations

 

    Our Art, Architecture & Photography Selection

 

    Best Annual Anthologies

 

    Regulator 2020 Bestsellers

 

    New Speculative Fiction

 

    Some Terrific New Graphic Novel Releases

 

    Beautiful Children's Picture Books

 

    Board Books

 

    Great Young Adult Reads

 

    Middle Readers Favorites

 

    Kids' Comics & Graphic Novels

 

    Wonderful Children's Non-fiction

    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 four 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.
  • Middle Grade ($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 subscription.regulatorbookshop@gmail.comwith your name and contact information so that we can contact you to set up your account.

No prepayment required. Cancel subscription anytime.

See our December selections below. They will ship/go out for local delivery December 15.

Ages 0-2:

Ages 3-5:

Elementary BOB:

Middle Grade:

Educator

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 regulatorbookshop@gmail.com 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!

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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