Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thank You for 40 Wonderful Years!

As The Regulator celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend
...we'd like to take a moment to thank everyone who has helped to sustain this place for four decades. Thank you, so very much, for your support of this special space for books, reading, friendship, and conversation. The Regulator has always been an on-going collaboration between those of us who run the store and our customers and community. It is quite literally true that without you, there would be no us.
Books open pathways to wonder, to learning, to understanding, to empathy. To life. It has been our great privilege to share all of this with you, our wonderful customers and friends. To quote from a piece I wrote on the occasion of the store's 30th anniversary:

"Thanks to all of our friends, customers, and supporters throughout the area, the state, and the country. Thanks to all the incredible people who have worked at the store over these many years. Thanks to the authors who have visited us, and to all our friends in the publishing industry. And thanks finally to you, our wonderful customers, who walk through our door every day and help keep our still improbable bookstore alive and well. In our best moments we realize that this place exists only as a partnership with our community and our customers. We hope you always feel free to contribute to our ongoing dialogue, and that you will want to participate in our partnership for many years to come."    From "Our History," which you can read here:

Now Open
Come Celebrate with us this Saturday!
We'll be raffling off $40.00 gift certificates throughout the day and serving anniversary cake from the Ninth Street Bakery (starting at 1:00 in the afternoon). We've put up a great display of Regulator memorabilia on the wall downstairs--like the poster above. Giving back to the community, we will be donating 10% of our sales on this special day to The Durham Literacy Center and Book Harvest.

And save the date! Saturday evening, February 18th we'll have a big anniversary party at the store, with refreshments, great company, local authors, and more!
 Upcoming Events: Including Shop Independent Durham Week and The Regulator's 40th Anniversary!

(You can also see our complete events calendar on our website)      
Saturday November 26 through Sunday December 4th
We will be joining more than 40 local businesses all over town who will be offering special discounts and promotions to help everyone Keep Your Dough in Durham this holiday season! The Regulator will have dozens of our most present-a-bull books on sale, 20% off.

THE CAROLINA TABLE: North Carolina Writers on Food
With editor Randall Kenan and contributors Jaki Shelton Green, Emily Wallace and Jeffery Beam
Thursday, December 1 at 7:00PM
The Regulator will host a reading and book signing of The Carolina Table: North Carolina Writers on Food  (edited and introduced by Randall Kenan) from Eno Publishers.
The Carolina Table offers a collection of food-related stories set in North Carolina, though geography is sometimes secondary to the main theme, which is food in any form: meals and manners, cooking and ingredients, recipes and recollections. Some of North Carolina's favorite writers regale us with stories: Lee Smith, Daniel Wallace, Marianne Gingher, Jill McCorkle, Jaki Shelton Green, Wayne Caldwell, Marcie Cohen Ferris, Cathy Cleary, John McElwee, Tom Rankin, Michael McFee, Stephen Petrow, Zelda Lockhart, Crook's Corner's popular chef Bill Smith, noted cookbook author Nancie McDermott, and many others.
"Read The Carolina Table and you pull up your chair to the best groaning boards in the state. Randall Kenan's choices are acute, delicious, and big-hearted. I love the family lore, the discourse on butter beans, the recipe for grape hull pie, free use of the word 'fatback,' and the elements of cleaning crab-beer, a hose, mosquitos. Most of all, I love the humor and the quirky voices of my Southern brethren." --Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun and most recently Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
The Regulator first opened its doors to the public this weekend in 1976. Join us as we say THANK YOU to our wonderful community. We'll be raffling off some $40.00 gift certificates, and serving out anniversary cake (starting at 1:00 in the afternoon). We'll have a display of Regulator memorabilia up on the wall downstairs. And we will be donating 10% of our sales on this special day to The Durham Literacy Center and Book Harvest.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:00PM
Holly Rogers, MD will discuss and sign her new book, The Mindful Twenty-Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress & Everything Else...This guide, based on the popular Koru mindfulness program, offers a unique approach for navigating your twenties with clarity and confidence. You'll learn to tackle stress, gain a healthier perspective, get in touch with what really matters to you, and make important life decisions guided by self-knowledge and understanding. Most importantly, you'll discover mindfulness techniques to manage life's day-to- day challenges from a calm, balanced center-a useful skill at any age.

Holly B. Rogers, MD, is a psychiatrist and mindfulness teacher at Duke University's student counseling center. Along with Margaret Maytan, MD, she developed Koru Mindfulness, a popular mindfulness training program for college-aged adults. Rogers is coauthor of Mindfulness for the Next Generation. Her latest book, The Mindful Twenty-Something, is a guide for young adults who want to learn all about mindfulness and meditation. She lives in Durham with her family.
Friday, December 9, 7:00 PM
Chapel Hill writer Jean Bolduc comes to The Regulator for a reading and book signing of African Americans of Durham & Orange Counties: An Oral History. Durham and Orange Counties have vibrant and active African American communities. Throughout the region's unjust past, generations have shown extraordinary strength and resolve. Floyd McKissick became the first African American student at the University of North Carolina School of Law after Thurgood Marshall argued for his admittance in court. The struggle for civil rights in Durham shaped the poetry of Jaki Shelton Green, one of the state's most esteemed wordsmiths. More recently, local leaders such as Michelle Johnson find the work of equality is far from over. Journalist and writer Jean Bolduc reveals the voices of Durham and Orange County African Americans in a series of inspirational oral histories.

Jean Bolduc holds a journalism degree from UNC-CH and has worked for the Herald-Sun newspapers and News & Observer. She was a University of Oregon Payne Award nominee for ethics in journalism. In between newspaper jobs, Jean has worked as the communications director for the Durham Housing Authority and as a private consultant working with clients in several states. She and her family live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Saturday, December 10, 1:00 PM (note the time)
Southern culinary instructor Marilyn Markel and Southern history author Chris Holaday have combined their talents in their new book, Southern Breads: Recipes, Stories and Traditions. Join them at an in-store reading and signing. The warmth of the oven and the smell of fresh-baked bread conjure comforting memories of tradition and place. Aside from being a staple on every table in the South, these breads and their recipes detail the storied history of the region. Biscuits emerged from Native American and European traditions. Cornbread, with its vast variety, is a point of debate among Southerners over which recipe yields the most delicious results. The hushpuppy, developed possibly to quiet whining dogs, is a requirement for any true catfish or barbecue meal.

Author Chris Holaday and top culinary instructor Marilyn Markel offer the mouthwatering history, famous recipes and heartwarming stories of Southerners in their kitchens.
Marilyn Markel is the Culinary Director for A Southern Season. Chris Holaday is a photographer and historian who specializes in Southern culture.
Sunday, December 11, 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.
Shop Independent Durham
Tom Campbell
Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-2700

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