Favorite Bookstores in Fargo & Moorhead

book stores in Fargo

Looking for bookstores in Fargo & Moorhead? Here are some shops around town!

Favorite Bookstores in Fargo & Moorhead

Art & Learn

1225 University Dr S, Fargo

This fun local shop specializes in educational supplies, including books. However, it’s not just for teachers, they have lots of unique items for parents to help get kids excited about learning.

Barnes & Noble

1201 42nd St SW, Fargo

Conveniently located near the West Acres Mall, this chain book seller has a large children’s section (including toys)! It’s a fun spot to shop for gifts.

They also have a cafe — great for lunch, treats, and coffee. It’s a nice location for a playdate, or even a date night.

B.D.S. Books

1200 1st Ave N, Ste B, Fargo

This independent bookstore is located in downtown Fargo and specializes in used books. Locally owned, it has been open since 1995 and is known for its good deals and extensive collection.

Books at a Fifth

4101 13th Ave S, Fargo

Near Hornbachers in the Village West Shopping Center, Books at a Fifth is locally owned and independently operated. Their used books generally cost one-fifth of the publisher’s price, which amounts to 80 percent off the cover price.

Check their Facebook page for updated hours.

Ferguson Books, West Fargo

300 Sheyenne Street S, Ste 160 West Fargo

This locally owned and independent book store sells both new and used books. And they also have books available for purchase on their website.

In addition to their West Fargo store, they also have shops in Grand Forks, Bismarck, and Dickinson, ND.

Their West Fargo bookstore is located right next door to Thunder Coffee, so you can grab a coffee or tea and see what’s new at Ferguson Books!

Check out their Facebook page for information on current inventory and upcoming events.

More Than Words Bookshop + More

40 4th St N, Moorhead

This indie bookshop is coming to Moorhead in January 2023. It will be located in a small strip mall near the Moorhead Center Mall.

They will be selling books and specialty gift items. And you can now browse some of their book recommendations online.

View their Facebook page for more information regarding their opening date, hours, and special events.

Zandbroz Variety

420 Broadway North, Fargo

This downtown shop is part bookstore, part gift shop featuring home decor, vintage items, cards, jewelry, and more.

Allow some time to browse their eclectic wares.

Started in 1991, Zandbroz in Fargo is built on the value of creativity and the belief that retail should indulge all the senses. They encourage curiousity and community.

And check their Facebook page for recommended reading and events.

What’s your favorite local bookstore? Let us know in the comments below!

And another good option place to find used books — thrift stores. See our guide to Thrift Stores in Fargo-Moorhead for ideas on where to shop!
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Leah Tennefos
Leah is a true Midwesterner: born in Minnesota, educated at the University of North Dakota, and living in Fargo since 2009. She has a degree in English and spent years working as a paralegal. Leah is now a stay-at-home mom to two boys, Andrew and Sammy. She spends her free time reading, traveling, and getting a good workout in. She loves learning, music, art, coffee, the oxford comma, and is continually pursuing the elusive goal of having an organized home.


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