Thursday, December 14, 2017

"A Fool for Christmas" Tonight!

A quick reminder...
that Allan Gurganus will perform his wonderful holiday tale, "A Fool for Christmas" at the bookshop tonight at 7:00. The fool in this story is a nerdy guy named Verne, who runs a pet shop in a mall along an interstate somewhere in North Carolina. As cold weather comes on, Verne befriends a pregnant teen-age girl who he notices hanging around the mall.  
Allan tells this marvelous story in the first person, in Verne's voice, and let's just say that by the story's end we are all fools for Christmas. To help celebrate the season we'll have on hand holiday cookies and lots of bubbly (Prosecco and sparkling water). You might want to bring along some kleenex--Verne can be a sentimental kind of guy, and he might just get to you! 
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Thursday, December 14, 7:00 p.m.
"A Fool for Christmas" is Allan's holiday story, told in the first person, of a socially awkward loner named Verne who manages a pet shop in a mall off an interstate, somewhere in North Carolina. A pregnant runaway teenage girl takes to hanging out at the mall, and out of sympathy for a fellow outcast, Verne befriends her.
Allan has performed his heartwarming Christmas tale at the bookshop five or six times over the last dozen or so years. Every time he changes the story a bit, and every time folks end up reaching for something to dab their eyes. Allan will reprise "A Fool for Christmas" at The Regulator on Thursday evening December 14th at 7:00.  Simply put, Brothers and Sisters, Allan Gurganus can flat out tell a story. And he knocks this one out of the park. Refreshments and merriment will be served.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME--a special Christmas edition! 
Wednesday, December 20, 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, December 20, 7:00PM
Join us for a special evening with Dan Ariely, author of Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter, for a reading and book signing. Blending humor and behavioral economics, the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help people better understand why they make bad financial decisions, and gives them the knowledge they need to make better ones.
Exploring a wide range of everyday topics-from credit card debt and household budgeting to holiday sales-Ariely and Kreisler demonstrate how our ideas about dollars and cents are often wrong and cost us more than we know; they gleefully cut through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teach us how to improve our money habits. Dollars and Sense is a sound investment, providing us with the practical tools we need to understand and improve our financial choices, save and spend smarter, and ultimately live better.
Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. Ariely publishes widely in the leading scholarly journals in economics, psychology, and business. His work has been featured in a variety of media including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Business 2.0, Scientific American, Science and CNN. He splits his time between Durham and the rest of the world.
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS and the day after
Monday, December 25 and Tuesday December 26 
The Regulator will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26 and reopen during regular business hours on Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Wednesday, December 27, 10:15AM
Monday, January 1, 2018
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Tom Campbell
Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-2700

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