Tag Archives: Main Street Books

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?

6 Comments

Filed under Special Events

Main Street Celebration – Minot, North Dakota

historic main street from central ave

My Main Street, Minot, North Dakota

All this week, I celebrate Main Street. Features on the blog will highlight businesses along Main Street, Minot, and will include –

Main Street Books

Taube Museum

10 North Main

Margie’s Art Glass

Artmain

About Minot

Founded: 1886, during the construction of the Great Northern Railway. Minot is also called “Magic City,” commemorating its extraordinary growth in a short time.

The town was named after Henry D. Minot, a railroad investor.

The city was incorporated on June 28, 1887.

Minot is the fourth largest city in the state. 2010 census put us at 40K+ people. In 2012, the Minot Area Development Corporation estimated between 46,000 and 47,000 permanent residents within city limits.

I am proud to say that my son (active duty – Air Force) and my daughter-in-law (Air National Guard) both serve at the Minot Air Force Base.

DSC01539

Climate

Well, y’all have heard me complain about the winters, and don’t get me started on the flood of 2011. But record temps have gone over the 100 mark in the summer. Record lows (I think we saw them last winter) reach into the -50s with a brutal wind chill.

According to Agriculture in the Classroom  –

“North Dakota weather can be extreme! The state’s highest temperature reading – 121 degrees – and all-time low reading – 60 below zero – were recorded less than six months apart in the same year, 1936!”

Agriculture

Spring wheat, durum, barley, sunflowers, flaxseed, canola, sugar beets, potatoes, oats, and others. If you ever eat spaghetti, chances are you are eating North Dakota durum.

On four legs

Recent estimates maintain that there are nearly two million head of cattle, over 160,000 pigs, and almost 90,000 sheep in North Dakota. So, thank a farmer.

State flora, fauna

Our State Bird: Western Meadowlark

The Peace Tower at the International Peace Garden

The Peace Tower at the International Peace Garden

Our State Tree: American Elm

Our State Flower: Wild Prairie Rose

Nickname

Peace Garden State.

Click the link to see more about our beautiful International Peace Garden.

Geographical Center of North America

Rugby, North Dakota, is the geographical center of North America! Bet you didn’t know that. For more info., see Rugby, North Dakota.

Motto

North Dakota’s motto, “Strength from the Soil,” appears on the state’s coat of arms and governor’s flag.

***

Opening photo courtesy Old Photos.

***

Does your town have special events planned for the 4th of July?

Do you know your state’s motto, tree, flower, and bird?

14 Comments

Filed under Special Events