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Holiday Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

Welcome to Ferguson Books!

rated 4.8/ 5 from 31 customers!

About Our Business

As a locally owned and independent bookstore, we have the largest selection of pre-owned books available in the region. Our inventory also features a unique toy section, a variety of new and pre-owned media and titles by local authors. Stop in and see us today!

Customer Reviews

About The Owners

Dane and Elizabeth Ferguson lived in their Grand Forks, ND home for nine years.  Both Concordia College graduates of Moorhead, MN, they share the love of the written word, art of films, and creativity of toys.  Elizabeth, a former full-time elementary school teacher at Wilder Elementary School in Grand Forks, and Dane, an entrepreneur, want to share their passions with Grand Forks, Bismarck and beyond!  After noticing there was a great void of services of books, creative toys, and media in the area, they came up with an idea together with the help of Dane's brother Taylor, and a business to serve the community was the result.

For people of all ages, the Fergusons guarantee they'll find what you're looking for!  With attention to detail and service second-to-none, our book specialists, help you find what you're looking for. No request is too large for our staff.

Robert Sutton, or just "Bob" has been a fixture in Ferguson Books-Grand Forks since, well, inception. Bob is the victim of mission creep in the most positive way. Beginning as a customer, volunteer, part-time associate, and now as a part-owner, Bob's passion for books is as deep as the Red River in Canada! Former Air-Force Bob has collected books while he lived in Oregon, England, and since the early 1990s Grand Forks, which he calls home. The Fergusons are glad to have him as he is to have us to fulfill his lifetime dream of running a bookstore. If he's not organizing the numerous shelves at the store, he's working at his OTHER full-time job as a correctional officer acting as its unofficial jail librarian. Bob has been a pivotal partner in Fergusons past and will continue to be well into the future-he does plan to live to be 115 years old.

Book Trades

Yes!  We Buy your books! (but some we may reject)

There may be a cash offer, but not always. Credit works toward 25% of new products, 50% of used product purchases! 

General Book Trade Guidelines 

1) We will take in any book, DVD/BLURAY or CD you bring in LEGALLY. This means that it is yours to give to us and not the property of someone else.

 2) Items that we WILL NOT grant In-Store Credit or Cash for include:

Outdated (Finance, Reference, Health, Self-Help, Diet and textbook)
Damaged Materials (This includes, but is not limited to, Water, Smoke, Oil, Mold, Pet, etc)
Poor Quality Products (This includes tears/scratches, broken spines, missing pages/dust-cover, folded corners, warped, severely bent covers, etc)
Low Grade Small Paperbacks (i.e. Printed before the year 2008, Harlequin Romances, Danielle Steele)


4) What we cannot accept we will give back to you. If you do not want them, you can donate them. They will either be used for our charity sales or recycled.

5) Please allow 10-30 minutes for each trade

Fundraising & Bag Sales

Are you a school? Charity? Non-Profit? Ferguson Books is here to help! We have a new way to help charities in our local communities support their organization and we are looking for partners. Known for our bag sales, we have the supplies and foundation to draw in a large customer base for your fundraiser. 5% of all bag sale revenue will be directly donated to your organization.

All we ask you provide is a person(s) during the sale to help during the sale or promote the event internally or externally through marketing and social media channels to your organizations supporters, members, or followers. This way someone from your organization is there to explain what your fund raising for. We are also looking for communities around the tri-state region to create pop-up shop bag sales on a one-time or even regular basis. We have been in the following communities and are looking for more:

Grafton, ND

Fargo, ND

Minot, ND

Bismarck, ND

Mankato, MN

Rapid City, SD

Detroit Lakes, MN

Bemidji, MN

Sioux Falls, SD

Dickinson, ND

Billings, MT

If you want to be notified via text the next time we are in these communities, text FERGS(city) to 63211. For example, text FERGSMANKATO to 63211 if you live in Mankato.

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Sarah Rewards Member

The person that was helping us is really helpful for showing where books and movies are at. She is very friendly

Sep 20, 2017
Emberly Rewards Member

Great experience as always!

Aug 29, 2017
Lisa Rewards Member
Trumbull, CT

I love this store! Casual atmosphere and the employees are always friendly!

Aug 25, 2017
Kristin Rewards Member
Bismarck, ND

I love this book store. I can get anything I want and the staff are amazing.

Aug 6, 2017
Hannah Rewards Member
East Grand Forks, MN

Awesome book store, LOVE their bag sale!

Aug 4, 2017
Katie Rewards Member
Sioux Falls, SD

Love Ferfuson Books! They have a great selection of books; classics, vintage books, new releases, children's books, childhood favorites of mine (example being the Sweet Valley series) and a healthy selection of Non-Fiction for the person who is looking to expand their horizons.

Jun 24, 2017
Dee Rewards Member
Grand Forks, ND

Was treated with respect. Got help if I couldn't find something and found shopping enjoyable

May 22, 2017
Victoria Rewards Member

Absolutely love Ferguson Books. Everyone is so nice and helpful, and they have such good deals!! I hope this book store stays around forever because it's an essential part of my happiness in Grand Forks.

May 11, 2017
Shanna Rewards Member

They have a beautiful selection of classics in addition to the new sections. It is so easy to spend hours there without realizing it!

Apr 30, 2017
Kaylee Rewards Member
Grand Forks, ND

Love this store! Love the people!

Mar 9, 2017

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