My Main Street – Main Street Books

Main Street Books Store Front

Main Street Books
106 South Main Street
Minot, ND 58701

Monday to Friday – 10am to 6pm

Saturday – 10am to 5pm

Sunday – Noon to 4pm

Extended hours during the holidays

Connect with Main Street Books on their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Main Street Books and owner Val Stadick

Main Street Books opened on March 27, 2006, by owner Val Stadick. Val was born in Minot, North Dakota and moved to California in 1960 when she was just one year old. She moved back to North Dakota about 20 years ago. Val logo[1]graduated from Minot State University in 1999 with a B.A. in English and minor in Business Administration. She wrote grants and worked as coordinator for ReStore for five years prior to opening the bookstore.

Val has three kids and six grandchildren. She likes to run, she reads (of course!), and wishes to someday write.

Main Street Books is a local, independent bookseller that specializes in new and used books and a wonderful collection of children’s educational, classic, and fun toys.

where's waldoSpecial Events
Main Street Books is offering their first-ever book clubs for kids this summer and has at least one monthly themed children’s event. Also during  the summer, they have two children’s story times on Fridays at 10 am and 11 am.

Sundays are BOGO used books, and they offer a frequent buyer program on books. Main Street Books tracks your books purchased, and when you reach ten, you get a credit for 10% of what you spent – it’s like getting a free book. In July, they sponsor a month-long “Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt” in which 25 other local businesses participate. FUN FUN FUN!


Before it was Main Street BooksMain Street Books IMAG0070
Years ago, the store housed Jay’s Men’s Store, around the 60s and 70s. After that it was Mr. Wish Gift Shop. The building was renovated right before Val and Main Street Books moved in. Renovations brought back the original hardwood floors and the original brick walls were exposed.


Main Street, Minot

Main Street, Minot

Do you have a favorite, local, independent book store?


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8 responses to “My Main Street – Main Street Books

  1. 3 cheers for the small bookstore!
    The Northshire up in Manchester is a grand bookstore in a great New England house that’s been rebuilt and revamped over the years. One of my favorites is a used-book store called Dog Ears. Stacks upon stacks of books, some neatly sorted, others more generally boxed together. I can spend hours there – and in winter, the wood stove is toasty, the occasional chairs comfy, and the shaggy dog friendly,

  2. Val doesn’t have a dog (not that I’ve seen), but she does have a comfy seating area and you can get free coffee!

  3. My feet automatically slow down when walking near a bookstore -especially the little independent ones!! Oh how I love books!!
    My favorite is Powell’s bookstore in Portland. It’s an independent, but it’s huge! One city block and three stories!! I could have a sleepover there 😉

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