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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Discount Club Sale and Upcoming Events
Discount Club Sale This Weekend!
We'll be having our spring discount club sale this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All books in the store will be 20% off for everyone in our discount club. New books, used books, sale books--if it's a book it will be 20% off!* Books ordered during the sale will be eligible for the sale terms as well.
What could be better than a springtime stroll down Ninth Street and a nice leisurely browse through (what we hope is) your favorite bookstore? If you really can't make it to the store, all eligible title will be 20% off on our website as well.
*(With the exception of a very few special orders that come to us at short
Books Worth Buying
So what should you buy during the sale? Well, there's a lot to choose from, as our inventory system tells us we presently have more than 12,000 different titles on hand. Allow me to take a moment to tell you something about each of these books...
Not really! But here are 10 books that might be of interest:
Former Regulator Jaimee Hills, Rev William J. Barber Jr., and Dr. Danielle Ofri highlight our events for the next two weeks.
MICHAEL MUHAMMAD KNIGHT
Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 pm
Michael Muhammad Knight will be at The Regulator Bookshop to discuss his newest book, Why I am a Salafi, in which he posits an alternative Islam that celebrates freaks, misfits, and heretical innovators. This event is co-sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. This event is free and open to the public.
"Knight's ambitious scope and captivating voice make 'Why I Am a Salafi' a must-read for those interested in an alternative side of Islam." -Publishers Weekly Starred Review
MICHAEL MUHAMMAD KNIGHT converted to Islam at 16, after reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and at 17 he traveled to to Pakistan to study Islam at Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. He is the author of ten books, including The Taqwacores, Tripping with Allah, Journey to the End of Islam, and William S. Burroughs vs. the Qur'an. He lives in North Carolina.
Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:00 p.m.
In Galaxie Wagon, Darnell Arnoult navigates the territory of middle age to find humor, heartbreak, and wisdom in a phase of life where the body begins to betray itself, yet romance is still possible and childhood dreams are still attainable. Deceptively simple yet carefully crafted, these engaging poems teach us how memory and attention point us toward our future and grapple with the great paradox: the undeniable knowledge of the finite and an indefatigable belief in the infinite.
"A poet of great compassion and eloquence."-Booklist
A native of Virginia, Darnell Arnoult teaches at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. She lived in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC for twenty years and worked at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Jaimee Hills's debut collection, winner of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, "How to Avoid Speaking," explores a philosophy of the awkward, and the memento mori, in an investigation of what it means to own a body and speak through it. A former Regulator Bookshop staffer and alumna of UNC-Greensboro, Jaimee teaches in the English department at Marquette University and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Fairy tales both familiar and obscure create a threshold and Jennifer Whitaker's "The Blue Hour" pulls us over it. With precise language and rich detail, Whitaker's poems unflinchingly create an eerie world marked by abuse, asking readers not just to bear witness but to try to understand how we make meaning in the face of the meaningless violence. Jennifer Whitaker lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she teaches poetry writing and is Director of the University Writing Center at UNC-Greensboro.
SATURDAY STORYTIME WITH COURTNEY
Saturday, April 2, 10:30 AM
Courtney Saffie is a former preschool teacher and current dance educator in the Triangle. She is looking forward to sharing all of her favorite children's books with your children, ages 3 to 8. Courtney holds her cozy, inspired story-times every other Saturday morning at 10:30.
Sunday, April 3, 4:30PM -- Please note the time.
Robin Conley will discuss her new book,Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases. Drawing on ethnographic and qualitative linguistic methods, Conley explores the means through which language helps to make death penalty decisions possible; how specific linguistic choices mediate and restrict jurors', attorneys', and judges' actions and experiences while serving and reflecting on capital trials.
Robin Conley is Assistant Professor of Anthropology in Marshall University's Sociology & Anthropology Department. She specializes in the fields of legal and linguistic anthropology.
Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 PM
Award-winning psychologist Kurt Gray, co-author of The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels and Why it Matters with Daniel M. Wegner will be at the bookstore to discuss this new book. Using cutting-edge research and personal anecdotes, The Mind Club explores the moral dimensions of mind perception with wit and compassion, revealing the surprisingly simple basis for what compels us to love and hate, to harm and to protect.
Kurt Gray is a professor of social psychology at UNC Chapel Hill who received his PhD from Harvard University and is the author of "The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels and Why it Matters" together with his late mentor Dan Wegner.
REV WILLIAM J. BARBER JR. and JONATHAN WILSON-HARTGROVE
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: Smith Warehouse, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Duke Office of Civic Engagement, Bay 8, 1st Floor, Durham, NC
The Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II is president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, pastor at Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and founder of Repairers of the Breach. He is the author of Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation.
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is cofounder of the Rutba House for the formerly homeless and director of the School for Conversion. His books include Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (with Shane Claiborne) and The New Monasticism.
JAMES S. HOUSE
Wednesday, April 6, 7:00PM
James S. House will discuss his book, Beyond Obamacare: Life, Death, and Social Policy, which looks past partisan debates to show how cost-efficient and effective health policies begin with more comprehensive social policy reforms. House demonstrates that the problems of our broken healthcare and insurance system are interconnected with large and growing social disparities in education, income, and other conditions of life and work; that we need to move away from our almost exclusive focus on biomedical determinants of health to place more emphasis on addressing social, economic, and other inequalities for a complete reorientation of how we think about health.
James S. House is Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Survey Research, Public Policy, and Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Dr. DANIELLE OFRI
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: Great Hall, Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Duke University; 108 Seeley G. Mudd Building, 10 Bryan- Searle Drive, Durham, NC
Thursday, April 7, 5:45PM (please note the time)
Danielle Ofri will give the 2016 Nancy Weaver Emerson Lectureship on Medical Ethics: A Singular Intimacy: Connecting the Bridge between Caregiver and Patient. This lecture will be held in the Great Hall, Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Duke University. It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Sponsored by The Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine. Parking is available in the Bryan Research Building Garage on Research Drive.
Join us for a reading and book discussion with author Stephanie Storey's about her novel, Oil and Marble. Storey masterfully chronicles the bitter rivalry between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo that lead the artists to create two of the most iconic works in all of western history - in the same town, at the same time: the Mona Lisa and the David. Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive and has entered with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters. Oil and Marble is an art history thriller.
"Tremendously entertaining and unapologetic in its artistic license, Oil and Marble will remind an older generation of the pleasures of Irving Stone's art historical fiction." -Maxwell Carter, The New York Times
Stephanie Storey has a degree in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She has studied art in Italy and been on a pilgrimage to see every Michelangelo on display in Europe. When not writing novels and screenplays, she works as a television producer.