Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SALE this weekend! And will Harry Potter find Waldo and Pokeman?

A Sale, Waldo, Harry and Pokemon!
We'll be having our summer sale for discount club members this coming weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday all books in the store will be 20% off for members of our discount club. Most special orders placed during this time will also qualify for the 20% discount. If you can't make it into the store, the discount will be available on orders placed through our web site. Shop early and often!

Then the last weekend in July Harry Potter swoops in for a midnight Harry Potter book release extravaganza (starting Saturday night, July 30 at 11:30 p.m.), followed by the "Where's Waldo" Wrap Party Sunday July 31 at 3:00 in the afternoon. Oh, and did we mention that The Regulator is a "PokeStop" in the Pokeman Go game?
See details on all of this below!

Harry Potter, Pokeman and Waldo walk into a bookstore....

When you come to the store these next few weeks please consider bringing a donation to the "Crayons2Calculators" 2016 School Supplies Drive to support Durham students and teachers. Supplies being sought include: Pencils,Dry Erase Markers,Crayons, Colored Pencils, Permanent Markers, Copy Paper, Post-it Notes, Index Cards, Erasers - all kinds, Staples, Calculators, 2-Pocket Folders, Composition Books, Clipboards, Highlighters, Scissors, Desk Organizers, Glue - sticks & bottles, Tissues, Hand Sanitizer/Wet Wipes, 3-Hole Punch, and Binder Clips. We'll have a bin at the front of the store, through August 20th, to collect your donations. See crayons2calculators.org for more information about this marvelous organization.
Upcoming Events
Thursday, July 21 at 7:00PM
Julia Franks will be at The Regulator Bookshop with her debut novel, Over the Plain Houses, a spellbinding story of witchcraft and disobedience  about an Appalachian woman intrigued by the possibility of change, escape, and reproductive choice- and stalked by a Bible-haunted man who fears his government and stakes his integrity upon an older way of life. Read more at: 

Julia Franks has roots in the Appalachian Mountains and has spent years kayaking the rivers and creeks of Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia. She lives in Atlanta, where she teaches literature and runs Loose Canon, a web service that fosters free-choice reading in the classroom.

Saturday, July 30, 11:30PM -- July 31, 1:00AM -- Please note the time
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later: Pre-order your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child--Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production now at The Regulator Bookshop or online at the link just above. Join us Saturday night (July 30) at The Regulator Bookshop at 11:30PM for a costume party leading up to the book release at midnight! Come in costume and be entered into a free raffle for a Regulator Bookshop gift certificate.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Sunday, July 31, 3:00PM -- Please note the time
This celebration is the culmination of the month-long Find Waldo Local Scavenger Hunt, presented by the Regulator Bookshop and Sustain-a-Bull. Waldo, the famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs, has been hidden in businesses all over Durham for the month of July. Those who spotted him are eligible to win prizes, including Waldo stickers & books, and gift certificates to local businesses.

Hunters who found Waldo in 20 or more locations will be eligible for the grand prize drawing on July 31 -- a multi-volume deluxe set of Waldo books. Other prizes include gift-certificates to local businesses, a ukulele from High Strung Violins & Guitars, and other specialty items selected by local merchants for the event. Plus, everyone who comes to the party dressed as Waldo will be entered into a chance to win a Regulator Bookshop gift certificate. You don't have to be present to win when we pull your name from the hat, but it's going to be a good party!

Tuesday, August 2, 7:00PM
This event is free and open to the public.
This summer marks the 33rd year young writers from all over the country and around the world have been coming to the Duke Young Writers' Camp to craft stories, poems, plays, and essays. Selected by their instructors, between fifteen and twenty of those writers will share at The Regulator Bookshop their poetry and excerpts from stories and essays. For more information: https://learnmore.duke.edu/youth/youngwriter

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 7:00 pm
From Pushcart Prize nominee Danny Johnson comes The Last Road Home,  a powerful, lyrical debut novel that explores race relations, first Last Road love, and coming-of-age in North Carolina in the 1950s and '60s. At eight years old, Raeford "Junebug" Hurley has known more than his share of hard lessons. After the sudden death of his parents, he goes to live with his grandparents on a farm surrounded by tobacco fields and lonesome woods. There he meets Fancy Stroud and her twin brother, Lightning, the children of black sharecroppers on a neighboring farm. As years pass, the friendship between Junebug and bright, compassionate Fancy takes on a deeper intensity. Junebug, aware of all the ways in which he and Fancy are more alike than different, habitually bucks against the casual bigotry that surrounds them--dangerous in a community ruled by the Klan.

"This novel is sure to join the rich canon of Southern literature." --Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August

Danny Johnson is a member of The North Carolina Writer's Network and  served as fiction judge for the Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities in 2014. His stories have appeared in Fox Chase Review, Remembrances of Wars Past Anthology, South Writ Large, Sheepshead Review, A Southern Journal, The Camel Saloon, and Main Street Rag's Best of Raleigh Reading Series, among others. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in short fiction, his short story "Dancing with My Shadow" was judged by Writer's Digest as one of the 100 best in 2012, and he was a finalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Contest in 2013. Johnson is a Vietnam Veteran and recipient of the USAF Distinguished Flying Cross.

Tuesday, August 9, 7:00 PM
William "Endlesswill" Davis will join us at The Regulator Bookshop with spoken word poetry in celebration of his new collection, Broken Perception. Born in 1987, Endlesswill's 87 count poems in Broken Perception offers readers an assortment of remarkable poems that are as complex and multifaceted as the poet himself. Reflection of the self, renewal of the spirit, and sharp social commentary are among the many striking themes of the compilation of poems bound in Broken Perception.

William "Endlesswill" Davis is a spoken word artist who is dedicated to continuing the tradition of poetry in living form. Founded in a belief that creation and expression is one of the most valuable attributes gifted to humanity, Endlesswill uses writing to examine the spectrum of the human condition from a holistic point of view. Ambitious in his craft and performance, Endlesswill offers audiences unforgettable performances that evoke thought, introspection, and connection as a community.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Durham Animal Protection Society will hold a monthly cat adoption event at the Regulator. Come visit our furry friends from 2:00 - 3:30. Note the time and date.

Shop Independent Durham
Tom Campbell
Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-2700

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