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In 1925 Professor Howard Mumford Jones, then a member of the English faculty at UNC, approached the president of the university, Harry Woodburn Chase, and dwelt with sorrow on the lack of a bookstore in the town of Chapel Hill. "I will, if you permit me," declared Professor Jones to President Chase, "open a bookstore in my office."

Some eighty years later, the Bull's Head Bookshop thrives. From its first residence in Professor Jones's ordinary office with shelves on the wall, to the basement of the Louis Round Wilson Library, to its current home in the Josephus Daniels Building, the Bull's Head has gladly accepted its calling to supply the university community with all types of books and a place to sit and read them. We take as our motto Professor Jones's words to his customers: "Please feel free to read any of these books as long as you want to. If you want to buy one of them, it is for sale."

The Bull's Head Bookshop is located on the second floor of Student Stores. Our earnings go to support UNC undergraduate and graduate student scholarships. The Bull's Head sales staff may be reached directly at (919) 962-5060 or via e-mail at books@unc.edu .

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The Editor and the Dragon: Horace Carter Fights The Klan [DVD] The Editor and the Dragon: Horace Carter Fights The Klan [DVD]
The Center for the Study of the American South
Premieres on UNC-TV on January 9th
The Center for the Study of the American South and Memory Lane Productions are proud to present The Editor and the Dragon, narrated by Morgan Freeman.

In 1953, UNC graduate Horace Carter earned a Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service for his reporting on the Ku Klux Klan. Carter persevered in the face of death threats, including those against his family, and used the editorial authority of North Carolinaís Tabor City Tribune to protest the Klanís racist rhetoric and vigilantism. Carterís bold reporting and the unwavering integrity of his editorials helped lead to the first federal intervention in the South during that era and to the arrest and conviction of nearly 100 klansmen.


The Round House The Round House
Louise Erdrich
2014 Summer Reading Selection


Written with undeniable urgency, and illuminating the harsh realities of contemporary life in a community where Ojibwe and white live uneasily together, The Round House is a brilliant and entertaining novel, a masterpiece of literary fiction. Louise Erdrich embraces tragedy, the comic, a spirit world very much present in the lives of her all-too-human characters, and a tale of injustice that is, unfortunately, an authentic reflection of what happens in our own world today.
  • 2012 National Book Award Winner
  • Washington Post Best Book of the Year
  • New York Times Notable Book

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Carolina: Photographs from the First State University Carolina: Photographs from the First State University
Foreword by Doris Betts

Like a leisurely stroll along the oak-shaded paths of campus, this vibrant collection of photographs captures the heart and soul of the community that is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From move-in day to graduation, two hundred images trace a year in the life of Carolina students, faculty, and staff, at work and at play, in the campus environment that has helped make Chapel Hill the "southern part of heaven."

A foreword by beloved professor and novelist Doris Betts muses on her own experiences of the University as a compelling place at the literal and figurative heart of the state. The photographs are accompanied by captions that reveal the history and lore of notable campus places, the rituals and traditions of University life, and the wisdom and appreciation of those who have passed through the nation's first state university.

Academics, arts, politics, clubs, and athletics--these pages are filled with the memory-making moments of life at Carolina, evoking the timeless present recognizable to Tar Heels young and old. This is everyone's Carolina, to treasure and to share.


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Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence
Adam Lucas

The official history of the first 100 years by Adam Lucas
For a limited time, get your copy for the incredible price of only $18.00 per copy. (Save over $10 off the regular price of $30.00.)
Makes a great gift for Tar Heel fans everywhere! 256 pages ē Over 200 color photos

This is the must-have book for Tar Heel fans and college basketball lovers everywhere. Boasting six national championships and scores of Hall of Fame coaches and players, Carolina Basketball has come a long way from the first season--when the campus newspaper published a notice asking an unknown culprit to return the team's basketball. These pages are packed with little-known stories from the program's earliest days and new insights into its best-loved moments. All the greats are here, from Jack Cobb and the "Blind Bomber" George Glamack to Lennie Rosenbluth, Phil Ford, James Worthy, Michael Jordan, Antawn Jamison, and Tyler Hansbrough. Lucas reveals the meaning of the "Carolina family" and the origins and evolution of Tar Heel traditions that have made North Carolina one of the premier teams in men's college basketball.

These stories are brought to life with more than 200 color and black-and-white photos; a foreword by Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith and an afterword by fellow Hall of Famer Roy Williams; and an appendix of records and statistics. Some 30 sidebars feature first-person recollections from prominent players including Rosenbluth, Ford, and Jordan; opposing coaches like Lefty Driesell; and national broadcasters like Dick Vitale.

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