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The Regulator Bookshop


720 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-2700
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Photo of AN AN
Sep 4, 2023 5

A larger than expected little place with a great selection of front & backlist and kids. Personally, I didn't see any used books. They also have magazines, which is a little rare for an indie store. Really enjoyed it.

Photo of Noah Weissman Noah Weissman
Jul 7, 2023 5

This is always a must-stop for me whenever I'm back visiting the area. This past visit was the first time taking my son there and picking from their great kids book selection. Highly recommend!

Photo of Andrew Bronson Andrew Bronson
Jun 24, 2023 5

Excellent selection that is curated with care. You'll find something here that you didn't expect and walk away happy. A great space to browse and explore.

Photo of Andres Cordoba Andres Cordoba
Jun 16, 2023 5

A nice quaint place. The staff is quite helpful and it feels nice to visit. The student discount is also highly appreciated, as well as the free bookmark!

Photo of Ed Mertsching Ed Mertsching
May 8, 2023 5

Found this book shop in Durham. Loved the ambiance in the shop. Reminds me of the bookstores that you used to find in small towns. Nice selection for the size, they are good friendly as well. Wish I had a book store like this where I live.

Photo of Alex Davis Alex Davis
May 6, 2023 5

A great local bookstore! I was impressed with the selection. Lots of times I’ll go into smaller, local stores and they won’t have the books I’m looking for, but this store had everything I wanted. Lots of selection both popular and more unique picks.

Photo of Jade Vega Jade Vega
May 1, 2023 5

Found this place and went in on a whim, and so glad I did! Great society/ politics, poetry and fiction selection that is way outside the typical selection. Reasonable prices and teacher discount. Thank you!

Photo of Kendrik Icenhour Kendrik Icenhour
Apr 11, 2023 5

great selection of books. i can rarely find places with hefty theory sections and they keep theirs stacked. employees are very nice and helpful.

Photo of Rachel Porter Rachel Porter
Feb 14, 2023 5

Support local. You can grab what you need and they call you once you request a book. Love their local bookshop. It has all the genres.

Photo of Betina Huntwork Betina Huntwork
Jan 16, 2023 5

Love this bookshop. It has so much charm and lovely people. The atmosphere is peaceful and calming. A great place to book browse.

Photo of Beth Bruch Beth Bruch
Dec 24, 2022 5

A Durham staple, the Regulator always has great books on hand, whether you're seeking picture books (for a kid or for you - they don't judge), poetry, or more popular fare. It is a wonderful resource for book clubs, schools, and books of local interest.

Photo of Michael Berger Michael Berger
Dec 16, 2022 5

Awesome place. Very dangerous to my budget as they always have so many books I'd like to read!

Photo of Nicole Seibel Nicole Seibel
Dec 16, 2022 5

Great bookshop on 9th St. Very helpful and friendly staff. Also great to support small local businesses.

Photo of David Hopp David Hopp
Dec 5, 2022 5

Always a pleasure. Wide selection of books Will order if necessary. Nice cards too.

Photo of Patricia Philipps Patricia Philipps
Nov 27, 2022 5

I love the Regulator Book Shop and wish I lived closer to it. It is a store for people who love books and aren't looking for the extra stuff crammed into the big box book stores.