The Regulator Bookshop records
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.
- 1977 - 2012
- Regulator Bookshop (Durham, N.C.) (Organization)
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
- Booksellers and bookselling -- North Carolina Subject Source: Local sources
- Independent bookstores -- North Carolina Subject Source: Local sources
- Regulator Bookshop (Durham, N.C.)
- 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
Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository
300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States