Owned and operated by

The Friends of the Library Board of Directors and volunteers.

Call (701) 456-7700 for more information or to become connected to the Bookstore.

“Twice Sold Tales”

128 2nd Street West

Dickinson ND

Open 11:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday, offering quality used books at reasonable prices. All proceeds go to improve resources and services of the Public Library.


A brief history:   The Friends of the Dickinson Area Public Library organized in 1984 after a successful series of noon Sandwich Inn programs.  The first board members were people who had attended the series.  The purposes of the Friends of the Library according to the Articles of Incorporation are: 

1) Maintaining an association of persons and organizations who are interested in increasing, improving and making better known the resources and services of The Dickinson Area Public Library;

2) Sponsoring cultural events and securing for the library materials of cultural value;

3) Enlarging public support, understanding and use of the library;

4) Encouraging and receiving gifts, endowments and bequests for the benefit of the library;

5) Establishing and maintaining a fund to accomplish these purposes for the benefit of the library.  The corporation does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit, incidental or otherwise.

Friends Activities

1. Provide hospitality for events at the Public Library

2. Facilitate the operation of “Twice Sold Tales” on a volunteer basis

There is annual meeting for the general membership of the Friends of the Library held every April. 

At this meeting, committee reports are given, board members are elected and the membership has the opportunity to give input as to what they would like to see for the future of library service in the community.

Dickinson Area Public Library 
Friends Bookstore "Twice Sold Tales"