We are a community bookstore based on the philosophy of the power of the written word to entertain, educate and empower. We strive to match every reader with the perfect book to accomplish this mission.

Welcome to Main Street Books!







Still The Coziest Spot in Town!

 Unwind with us!

Choose the pick up and pay in the store option and we'll have your books or toys ready when you are!


Trade Your Used Books For New Books!


Trade Your Used Books!


How it works:

  1. Bring your books  to our back counter Mon.-Sat. from 11am to 3pm

     (unless otherwise posted)! Depending on how busy we are we will let you know how long it will take us to value your books. During this time feel  free to shop or leave the store as long as you return the same day to retrieve your credit.

  2. We will sort through your books – checking their condition, age, our stock and demand and sales history of the author (s) and titles.  Books we can use will be valued and you will receive half the value we will price them at in store credit.

  3. Your credit will be waiting at the cash register for you. Feel free to shop the same day or we can put your credit on a gift card that never expires. Your credit is good on anything in the store!

  4. Pick up your books. The books we can’t use we recommend  that you donate them to a local library or school.

What We Don’t Accept:          We will accept only good, clean, odor-free  like-new condition books.

  1. No underlining or highlighting. Books must be free of marks and clean clean clean!

  2. No smoke or pet odors. We want them to smell like books smell. Hmmmm . . .

  3. Paperbacks should have NO creases .  No broken or cracked spines. If books came with a dust-jacket they should have a dust jacket.

  4. Certain books become dated quickly, travel guides, test prep, software or hardware, textbooks, business and political books—unless published with the past year we will not accept them. Contemporary (excluding classic or literary) Fiction over two years old we may  not accept.

  5. We also don’t accept: Hardcover (book-of-the-month) Book club editions, self-published books, library books, magazines, encyclopedias, Readers’ Digest condensed books, VHS takes, DVD’s and CD’s.

    Nothing is held overnight. If your books and or credit is not picked up the same day we cannot guarantee that it will still be available.


    Thanks for helping us find a new home for your like-new pre-read books and for helping you keep your home  library fresh and new!



03/25/2015 10:00 am

She's baaaaaack.  Come and enjoy Storytime with Miss Danielle at Main Street Books on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  We will be singing and reading and rhyming with your children during the 10:00 storytime for ages birth - 4yrs. and the 11:00 storytime for ages 4+.  All ages are welcome to both half hour story sessions.  See you here!

Friends (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780399165337
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books, 11/2013

ISBN-13: 9780062104182
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Balzer + Bray, 9/2012

8 South Main Street
North Dakota
Postal Code:
United States

National Poetry Month Young Poet's Contest


The mission of our Poetry contest is to instill in children an appreciation for
poetry and writing and to draw attention to National Poetry Month which occurs
every April.

MSB poetry contest is open to all students currently in grades 1-8 with three divisions:  Grade 1-3, Grade 4-6, Grade 7-8.

The theme of this year’s poetry contest is color. Grades 1-8 entries should be
handwritten legibly and no more than one page long with a maximum of two
columns on the page. Both traditional and free verse poems are acceptable.


will be judged on the following criteria:

We encourage the young poets to think outside the box of the theme. For
instance, the theme “color” would be met if in the description of a scene in
the poem, only vague references were made regarding the theme – as in “The
Chartreuse Sunset.”  Creativity within
the theme is highly recommended.

 How the poem is presented on the
page to include neatness, following of guidelines, grammar, spelling and

: How well does the poet use words to create powerful images and/or
convey feelings?


1st, 2nd and 3rd
prizes will be awarded in all age groups.

$25 Gift Card

$15 Gift Card

$10 Gift Card

Deadline for submissions is: April 4, 2015     Winners will be announced on: April 18, 2015


The poets (depending on # of
submissions) will be invited to a Young Poets Open Mic to share their work on

April 25, 2015 from 5 – 7:00 p.m. and
the participants will have their poems displayed inside the bookstore.

The Giving Tree (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780060256654
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: HarperCollins, 1/1964

8 South Main Street
North Dakota
Postal Code:
United States
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