Thursday, April 20, 2017

Discount Club Sale and Ninth Street Sidewalk Sale!

Ninth Street and The Regulator are going to be THE PLACE TO BE this Saturday. Shops all up and down the street will be joining us in a big Ninth Street Sidewalk Sale all day long--rain or shine! There will be special deals available from Barnes Supply to Zola Craft Gallery. See a full list below.

Here at The Regulator all the books in the store will be 20% off for members of our discount club, and we'll have a cart full of great bargain books as well.
Shop early and shop often! Hey, even the parking is free on Saturdays! 
Spring sidewalk sale

 Our Upcoming Events for the next two weeks.  

You can see our complete events calendar on our website
Thursday, April 20, 7:00PM
The Regulator welcomes Benjamin Waterhouse for a discussion about his new book Land of Enterprise: A Business History of the United States.
Land of Enterprise, a new, gripping history of America-told through the executives, bankers, farmers, and politicians who paved the way from colonial times to the present-reveals that this country was founded as much on the search for wealth and prosperity as the desire for freedom. Waterhouse's new book is not only a comprehensive look into our past achievements, but offers clues as to how to confront the challenges of today's world: globalization, income inequality, and technological change.

Benjamin C. Waterhouse is a historian of 20th century American politics, business, and capitalism. He is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Saturday, April 22, 10AM -- 8PM
Join The Regulator and other fine 9th St. Merchants for our annual Spring Sidewalk Sale! Stroll the length of 9th St. in Durham on Saturday, April 22 for superior quality and value, and great finds!

PLUS, The Regulator's  20% OFF Discount Club Membership Sale is THIS SATURDAY (April 22). For members of our discount club, all books in the store will be 20% off. Come get your Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Day shopping done early. Shop local!

Wednesday, April 26, 10:15AM
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. Free!
Amy Godfrey loves telling stories. Whether on the ground in a traditional storytime or in the air with her aerial storytelling troupe, she loves to bring the joy of books to kids of all ages. With 10 years of experience as a Children's Librarian, Amy Godfrey is known for her energetic musical story times and is bringing that fun to The Regulator!

Wednesday, April 26, 7:00PM
The Regulator welcomes Michel Stone, author of the critically acclaimed debut The Iguana Tree, for a reading and book signing of her newest book, Border Child: A Novel. Stone tells the story of Hector and Lilia and their search for a young daughter lost three years earlier during a harrowing border crossing to America. Though their story begins in Mexico as the couple discover a clue revealing what may have happened to their child and ends with Hector forced to choose between two unbearable options that neither he nor Lilia ever imagined possible, their story is ultimately about hope, human dignity, the depth of paternal love, and the lengths to which a parent will go to ensure a child's wellbeing.

"A gripping and politically savvy look at the human impact of current immigration policy and an honest examination of the perils facing desperate immigrants as they travel north."-Kirkus (Starred Review)

Michel Stonehas published more than a dozen stories and essays in various journals and magazines. Her work has appeared numerous times in the Raleigh News & Observer's Emerging Southern Writers series. Stone is a 2011 recipient of the South Carolina Fiction Project Award. She lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00AM -- 6:00PM  
YOU ARE INVITED! Celebrate "Independent Bookstore Day" with your pals at The Regulator. We are one of 400 Indie Bookshops celebrating nationwide! For more information:

Here are the events we are currently planning at The Regulator:
▴Kids Story Time with storyteller Amy Godfrey at 10:30AM  
▴Oldest Membership Card contest (customer who presents the oldest Regulator discount club membership card wins a gift-certificate to The Regulator)
▴ Final day IBOP* Field Guide passport-stamping *(Indie Booksellers of the Piedmont;
▴Hourly free raffle of book totes full of ARCs
▴Open Mic at The Regulator from 4-6pm -- Read your favorite poem, passage, or share your favorite Regulator Bookshop story or memory
▴Free (digital) audio books from
The Regulator has partnered with and audiobook publishers to offer FREE audio books on Indie Bookstore Day! To receive the free offer, visit The Regulator Bookshop on April 29, 2017 to receive certificates from for a variety of free audio books. 

Sunday, April 30, 4:00PM -- 6:00PM
Kevin McLaughlin comes to The Regulator for a reading and book signing of his new book, Innocent: A Spirit of Resilience. His co-author and the subject of the book, Opwonya Innocent, will attend the event via Skype from Uganda. Opwonya Innocent was born three years after unrest started in northern Uganda and three years before the formation of the anti-government Lord's Resistance Army led by Joseph Kony. At ten, Innocent was abducted by Kony's army and taken to a training camp for child soldiers, where brutality and violence became his new reality. Innocent: A Spirit of Resilience reveals, in his own words, Innocent's struggle to heal from the trauma he experienced and a growing awareness of a desire to help others and his tireless effort to realize meaningful, positive change.

Kevin McLaughlin has a background in policy and communications work at the local, state and federal government levels. McLaughlin lives in Durham, where he works with local government, nonprofit agencies, local businesses and religious institutions to address issues surrounding social justice, inclusivity and community development. He earned a BA from Miami University in public administration and American studies, and a Master of Public Administration from the UNC--Chapel Hill.

Wednesday, May 3, 10:15 AM
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. Free!
Amy Godfrey loves telling stories. Whether on the ground in a traditional storytime or in the air with her aerial storytelling troupe, she loves to bring the joy of books to kids of all ages. With 10 years of experience as a Children's Librarian, Amy Godfrey is known for her energetic musical story times and is bringing that fun to The Regulator every Wednesday!

Thursday, May 4, 7PM
The Regulator welcomes Benjamin Ludwig for a reading and book signing of his acclaimed debut novel, Ginny Moon.  
Ludwig See the world differently. Meet Ginny Moon. She's mostly your average teenager- but Ginny is autistic. Told in an extraordinary and wholly original voice, Ginny Moon is at once quirky, charming, heartbreaking, and poignant. It's a story about being an outsider trying to find a place to belong and about making sense of a world that just doesn't seem to add up.

"Ludwig's excellent debut is both a unique coming-of-age tale and a powerful affirmation of the fragility and strength of families.... Ludwig brilliantly depicts the literal-minded and inventive Ginny."─ Publishers Weekly, starred review

A life-long teacher of English and writing, Benjamin Ludwig lives in New Hampshire with his family. He holds an MAT in English Education and an MFA in Writing. Shortly after he and his wife married they became foster parents and adopted a teenager with autism.  Ginny Moon is his first novel, which was inspired in part by his conversations with other parents at Special Olympics basketball practices. His website is available at

Friday, May 5, 7:00PM
Professor Edward Balleisen comes to The Regulator for a talk about his new book, Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff.
In this sweeping narrative, Edward Balleisen traces the history of fraud in America-and the evolving efforts to combat it. Starting with an early 19th-century American legal world of "buyer beware," this unprecedented account describes the slow, piecemeal construction of modern regulatory institutions to protect consumers and investors, from the Gilded Age through the New Deal and the Great Society. It concludes with the more recent era of deregulation, which has brought with it a spate of costly frauds, including the savings and loan crisis, corporate accounting scandals, and the recent mortgage-marketing debacle. By tracing how Americans have struggled to foster a vibrant economy without enabling a corrosive level of fraud, this book reminds us that American capitalism rests on an uneasy foundation of social trust.
"Balleisen's lucid, engagingly written mix of institutional and legal history, behavioral economics, and entertaining anecdotes illuminates this land of bilk and money."--Publishers Weekly
Edward J. Balleisen is associate professor of history and public policy and vice provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University. He is the author of Navigating Failure: Bankruptcy and Commercial Society in Antebellum America. He lives in Durham.
Shop Independent Durham
Tom Campbell
Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-2700

No comments: