Loving a lot of the changes that have happened recently. Brighter, friendly, better organized. Went to the Samuel R Delany event and had an enjoyable time! Definitely stop by if you're in the area.
Apr 6, 2019
This place used to be great but they haven't been as good since they changed ownership a few years ago. They have a nice open layout though.
Apr 29, 2019
A piece of Durham history and culture! Great finds and great people.
Jan 11, 2019
This a family favorite. Dad gets his New York Times, the kids get great children's books, it is a great bookstore. Please buy your books from there instead of Amazon. 😁
Feb 9, 2019
Somewhat small, but you can totally lose an hour quite easily perusing the shelves here. Love the selection of works by local writers!
Mar 8, 2019
Smiling faces and warm welcome as soon aa I walked in. Very helpful staff.
Aug 5, 2019
Very nice local bookstore! Well-organized, and the staff is friendly and helpful. One of my favorite places.
Jul 28, 2019
Great kids selection. Service wss great
Jul 28, 2019
Awesome old fashioned bookstore. Lots of kids activities
Oct 9, 2019
This is a fantastic, if cramped, antique shop! The staff here are energetic, eccentric, and really are very knowledgeable about the products they sell. Everyone is here to have fun. I'd recommend this place every time.
Oct 8, 2019
They have a little bit of everything. This is my favorite book store. The staff always helps me find the perfect read.
Oct 2, 2019
They have it, and if they don't, they'll get it for you. It's a clean, calm and helpful place
Sep 4, 2019
Pretty modest bookshop this close to a major university. Poetry section had none of the major local authors but did pick up the collected poems of Sam Beckett at a good priced.
Nov 6, 2019
I work on Ninth Street, and I recently discovered that it's just as quick to order books from the Regulator as it is from Amazon. The store didn't have a book I wanted last week, so they offered to put in an order for me. They called 2 days later to say that the book I wanted had arrived and that they would hold it for me for up to 30 days. I didn't have to worry about a package sitting out on my doorstep, and picking up my book gave me an excuse to spend a little time in a bookstore, which I considered a plus. If you spend any time on Ninth Street, try using the Regulator for the next book order you would normally place with Amazon. You may find as I did that the experience is actually better.
Nov 23, 2019
I have been a frequent customer of this bookstore for some time. I enjoy their selection of books and over atmosphere of the shop, but my experience today makes it difficult for me to choose to spend my money here again. I purchased several books today, a most by notable Black authors. The woman who was working at the register on November 15, 2019 at 10am made sure that I saw her roll her eyes at me several time during my visit. Initially I thought that I was mistaken but as the man working the register checked me out she did so several more times, while standing directly in front of me. I don’t feel that this contributes to the welcoming environment the shop has worked hard to create but it still doesn’t sit well with me.
Dec 1, 2019
I love the relaxed atmosphere. Wide selection of books. I could spend hours in there
Dec 21, 2019
Best non-used bookstore in the Triangle. Beats Flyleaf and Quail Ridge in terms of selection. I was particularly impressed with an entire section just for fiction in translation! Lots of underknown (in the US) authors from small publishing houses—a great place to discover a new favorite. And generally the best selection of literary fiction you’re going to find in the area.
Jan 12, 2020
Absolutely wonderful independent bookstore. I love dropping in and browsing titles. I almost always find something I haven't heard of before that piques my interest. Staff is helpful, especially with suggestions of titles you might like
Jan 24, 2020
A rare independent bookshop in this Amazon age. Love the local selections and membership discounts on NY Times bestsellers. Regulator has the books you want to read. This book store is for those who enjoy reading.