Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New books, good books, and diamond-studded events!

 Herein you will find: New books out this week, our Regulator Bestsellers, some sparkling, diamond-studded upcoming events, and a bit of bragging.
Let's just get the bragging out of the way up front here. The Regulator is honored to be one (of 19) of "The South's Best Bookstores" in a recent article in Southern Living magazine. http://www.southernliving.com/travel/2016-souths-best-bookstores#regulator-bookshop-image 
And then yesterday we heard from one of our young adult customers, who had recently returned, unimpressed, from a visit to the world-famous Strand Book Store ("18 Miles of Books") in Manhattan. The Regulator was "much better" than the Strand, in this young lady's opinion, because we select just the best books to go on our shelves and then display them in a way that is easy to browse. Do we have great customers here, or what?
Speaking of great customers, in response to one of our facebook posts titled "New research links reading books with longer life" one of our customers commented that her friend "Amy G.. will never die," to which said Amy G... herself responded with an emphatic "I will bury you all!"
Read on! Boats against the current...
Notable New Books and Regulator Bestsellers
Notable New Books Out This Week include: 
And just out in paperback are:
And here are some of our recent Regulator Bestsellers:
 Upcoming Events: of teeth, diamonds, strange growths, Durham's African-American history, and more!
Wednesday, September 6, 10:15AM
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. Free!
Amy Godfrey loves telling stories. 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!

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 7:00PM
The Regulator welcomes veteran Washington Post journalist Mary Otto for a discussion and signing of her new book, Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America
-- a view from inside America's mouth-and what our teeth reveal about inequality today
"Show me your teeth," the great naturalist Georges Cuvier is credited with saying, "and I will tell you who you are." Veteran health journalist Mary Otto looks inside America's mouth, revealing unsettling truths about our unequal society. Teeth takes readers on a disturbing journey into America's silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility, and the troubling state of our public health. Paradigm-shifting, Teeth exposes for the first time the extent and meaning of our oral health crisis-and will spark an urgent conversation about why our teeth matter.

Mary Otto  is the oral health topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists. She began writing about oral health at the Washington Post, where she worked for eight years covering social issues including health care and poverty.
Thursday, September 7, 7:00PM
The Regulator welcomes Duke Professor of Law Barak Richman, author of Stateless Commerce: The Diamond Network and the Persistence of Relational Exchange. Richman uses the colorful case study of the diamond industry to explore how ethnic trading networks operate and why they persist in the twenty-first century. How, for example, does the 47th St diamond district in midtown Manhattan - surrounded by skyscrapers and sophisticated financial institutions - continue to thrive. Stateless Commerce draws on rare insider interviews to explain why personal exchange succeeds, even as most global trade succumbs to the forces of modernization, and what it reveals about the limitations of the modern state in governing the economy.
Barak D. Richman is Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law and Business Administration atDuke University School of Law
Friday, September 8, 7:00PM
The Regulator welcomes Jenny Zervakis, author of The Complete Strange Growths, 1991-1997, for a reading and book signing.
Jenny Zervakis was part of a wave of underground, do-it-yourself cartoonists who came of age during the Zine Revolution of the 1990s. At a time when most "alternative comics" were loud, abrasive, and sarcastic, Jenny's autobiographical zine, Strange Growths, was considered groundbreaking for its quietude and focus on the quotidian. Her stories are poetic and allusive, delving into the heart of the human experience.  The Complete Strange Growths, 1991-1997 gathers the first thirteen issues in their entirety, plus a selection of rare comics from anthologies, and a new interview with Jenny, conducted by Robert Clough.
"Book of the year." - Comics Workshop
"Book of the year." -  The Cartoon Utopia

Saturday, September 9, 3:00PM -- Please note time
The Regulator welcomes Andre Vann, author of Images of America: African Americans of Durham County for a reading and book signing.
Durham --once called the "Chicago of the South" and the "Capital of the Black Bourgeoisie -- has long been home to African Americans who have played a vital role in the growth and development of the region. Vann's African Americans of Durham County is a rich pictorial history of residents and institutions who helped shape this Tar Heel county's economic, political, educational, social and religious landscapes from the 1880s to the present.
Andre D. Vann is an author, historian, and university archivist. A longtime resident of Durham, Vann is archives coordinator at North Carolina Central University.

APS Cat Adoption Event
Sunday, September 10, 2:00PM
Durham Animal Protection Society holds a monthly cat adoption event at the Regulator. Come visit our furry friends from 2:00 - 3:30. Note the time and date.
Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 PM
The Regulator welcomes Benjamin Rachlin, author of Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption Ghost for a reading and book signing. During the last two decades, more than two thousand American citizens have been wrongfully convicted. Ghost of the Innocent Man brings us one of the most dramatic of those cases and provides the clearest picture yet of the national scourge of wrongful conviction and of the opportunity for meaningful reform.
"An absorbing true-crime saga . . . [Ghost of An Innocent Man] combines a gripping legal drama with a penetrating exposé of the shoddy investigative and trial standards nationwide . . . His narrative offers a moving evocation of faith under duress." -Publishers Weekly's Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2017
Benjamin Rachlin grew up in New Hampshire. He studied English at Bowdoin, where he won the Sinkinson Prize, and writing at the UNC-Wilmington, where he won Schwartz and Brauer fellowships. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the New York Times Magazine, TIME, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. He lives near Boston.
Wednesday, September 13, 10:15AM
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. Free!
Wednesday, September 13, 7:00PM
The Regulator welcomes M Dressler, author of The Last to See Me, a spellbinding American ghost story a haunting narrative about a young woman's fight for a life of her own-long after her life is over, for a supernatural reading and book signing.
Emma Rose Finnis was born and died in the California town she now haunts. She was once a lowly chambermaid and worse, a Finnis. When a determined ghost hunter arrives with instructions to remove her once and for all, Emma Rose refuses to be hounded from her haunt, the stately Lambry Mansion. She's earned her place and she'll keep it-even if it means waging a war on the living. After all, she's got nothing left to lose. The same might not be said for those who still enjoy the luxury of a breath . . .
M Dressler's stories and nonfiction have appeared in the Kenyon Review, Creative Nonfiction, and Literary Hub, among others. Her honors include the Fulbright Fellowship and the Paisano Fellowship in literature, as well as writing residencies at Hedgebrook and the Carson McCullers Center. She is a professor and current writer-in-residence at Guilford College. She lives in Greensboro and in Moab, Utah.
Thursday, September 14, 7:00PM
The Regulator welcomes Nancy Poling, author of Before It Was Legal: A Black-White Marriage (1945-1987). 
In 1986 Nancy interviewed Daniel and Anna Winters, the subjects of Before It Was Legal. It is not a happily-ever-after story but an honest portrayal of the love and hurt that any two people, not just a bi-racial couple, can encounter in an intimate relationship. It is the story of an independent white woman, a talented black man, and the times in which this remarkable couple lived.
Nancy Werking Poling's motivation to write comes from a concern for women's struggles and triumphs. Their experiences have inspired her published works: Had Eve Come First and Jonah Been a Woman, a collection of short stories imagining male biblical heroes as women; Out of the Pumpkin Shell, a novel about women's friendship and family secrets; and a book she edited, Victim to Survivor: Women Recovering From Clergy Sexual Abuse. She and her husband live in the mountains of western North Carolina.
With Sumi Loundon Kim
Sunday, September 17, 3:00PM
The Regulator invites you to a Mindful Parenting workshop with Sumi Loundon Kim, author of Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhist Resources.
Many of us parents strive to be more patient, stop yelling, spend more time with our kids, be less distracted and stressed out, model kindness and wise choices - only to find it incredibly hard to change our habits. Mindfulness -- becoming attuned both to what's happening inside us and to what's happening around us -- is a highly effective skill applicable to all aspects of our lives. This workshop introduces several essential mindfulness practices that can help us grow as parents. We'll also talk about mindfulness practices for our children. Beginners and all are welcome!
Note: this workshop is for adult caregivers (parents, grandparents, teachers, etc.): older children can come but younger ones will probably enjoy being elsewhere.
Sumi Loundon Kim is a Buddhist chaplain at Duke University and minister to the Buddhist Families of Durham. She is editor of the anthologies Blue Jean Buddha and The Buddha's Apprentices, from Wisdom Publications. Her book Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhist Resources, is a three-volume set that provides children's lesson plans, an activity book, and an adult study guide for parents and teachers. Sumi lives with her husband and two children in Durham.
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