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The Regulator Bookshop records

Identifier: NCC-0149

Scope and Contents

The Regulator Bookshop records document events and other efforts undertaken to promote the store. This includes flyers for “author parties,” newspaper clippings covering events and store anniversaries, as well as photographs of the store, its staff and events. The collection also includes issues of Paperwork, a semi-regular newsletter for customers that includes book recommendations and information on new arrivals.


  • Creation: 1977 - 2012


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

The Regulator Bookshop is an independent bookstore located on Ninth Street in Durham, NC. It first opened for business on December 4, 1976. Since 1978 the store has been co-managed by Tom Campbell, one of the original co-founders, and John Valentine, with Helen Whiting joining them from 1982 until her death in 1999. In addition to selling books, the shop maintains an active events calendar, bringing in local and nationally known authors for readings and book signings. The name of the store refers to the Regulators, a group of farmers from the Piedmont area of North Carolina who rose up against the colonial government in the years leading up to the American Revolution.


.5 Linear Feet (1 record box)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged by type of material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Tom Campbell

Finding Aid for The Regulator Bookshop Records
Stephanie Barnwell
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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  • Gift Agreement

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States