As summer comes to a close, our final Summer Reading List of the year comes from The Regulator Bookshop in Durham. See what the staff recommends for your next read.
As summer comes to a close, our final Summer Reading List of the year comes from The Regulator Bookshop in Durham. See what the staff recommends for your next read. Scroll down to see their picks.
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
In this book, Miranda, a sixth grader, believes she knows everything about how to live, until mysterious things start happening. Her best friend, Sal, stops talking to her, her apartment key disappears, and an anonymous note arrives for her. Throughout the book more letters arrive, and it seems that whoever is sending the letters, knows of events that haven’t happened yet. The letters leave her to believe that she can prevent a murder, if only she knew how. I highly recommend this original, witty book.
The Regulator Bookshop is located just two blocks from Duke University, serving a metropolitan area that is off the charts in Ph.D.’s per capita. Over the last few years, we have had great success with appearances by writers of literary fiction, quality mysteries, and African-American authors. Not surprisingly, we have a great audience for a wide range of nonfiction writers as well, bringing in crowds in the hundreds. Science gets our serious attention too – we’ve had large events for Brian Greene, Oliver Sacks, and James Gleick. We do very well by the area’s local authors, too, including, Reynolds Price, Charles Frazier, Lee Smith, Clyde Edgerton, Allan Gurganus, Kaye Gibbons, and Margaret Maron.
The Regulator has a wonderful in-store space for events. We can open up the entire lower floor of our 8,000 square foot store, making a private space that can seat over 100 people, with standing room for that many again. We’ve had great success taking larger events offsite, and have access to halls that seat 400, 600, and even 1,500 people. We have also done well holding events on the Duke University campus, partnering with Duke departments and student organizations.
We enjoy our work and after more than 35 years we feel we’ve gotten pretty darned good at it.
The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth Street
Durham, N.C. 27705
Sit back, relax, and let us do the driving! Hop on board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and adventure through a remote corner of western North Carolina into river gorges, across fertile valleys and through carved tunnels. In the spring the mountains bloom with extravagant color and wildlife lasting throughout the summer. As the season fades into fall a dramatic display of fiery sugar maples, buttery poplars and crimson oak begin taking center stage. As the mountains burst with color the cool crisp winter air ushers in the quiet and calm season of restoration, all in preparation of the cycle of beauty to begin again! The Smokies are a great place to be, and the best way to see it is by train!
Choose from a variety of excursions; including a Raft & Rail or Zip & Rail combinations, BBQ & BREWS Dinner Train, or one of our Premier Special Events like the DINOSAUR TRAIN™ coming this July! Travel in comfort and style with our First Class service on a vintage restored dinning car! First Class passengers receive a delicious lunch served by the car’s private attendant, a souvenir tumbler with unlimited fountain sodas and a GSMR embroidered gift tote bag. Ride in the Open Air Gondolas and take it all in as you breathe the fresh mountain air!
It’s time to ride the rails, and we are saving you a seat! All Aboard!
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
226 Everett Street
Bryson City, N.C. 28713
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