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Thursday, November 30, 2006
Reason #173 Why You Should Support Indy Bookstores
I've never visited the Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC, which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. But now it's on my list of must-stop places, all on account of what co-owner Tom Campbell had to say in a story in the Independent Weekly:
"I think we're in the curiosity business. If people are curious about the world, they're going to read books, because you really can't dig into something any other way. I think a lot of people are afraid to be curious these days. Like they're afraid of what they're going to find out: 'The world's becoming a darker place, I don't want to know about it.' I think we've gone through a time where people felt like that, but now I think that people are starting to get curious again. I think that as long as people are curious, we'll be O.K."
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The Regulator's great...and let me know when you're coming. David Terrenoire and I will take you out and get you plastered.
Since this one is in North Carolina and not Indianapolis, you might call it an "indie" bookstore to be clear.
Dusty -- That offer alone is worth a road trip.
And anonymous: You're right. The hed should say Indie not Indy. I just did it to see if you were paying attention....
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