Established in 1991, our store has an ever-changing collection
of used, rare & out-of-print books on two floors. You can find
everything from paperback Mysteries to SIGNED First Editions,
Leather bound books, Scholarly Non-Fiction, Cookbooks,
Children's Books & much more. We're in downtown Lincoln
- just a few blocks from the University of Nebraska
- Come explore our labyrinth of books! Our staff is friendly,
knowledgeable and will help you find books you'll love. Eddy &
Charlie, our feline staffers, are likely to be lounging on the rugs or
sleeping in the windows.
The New Normal:
During this health crisis, our bookstore will be
"closed to walk-in traffic but open for business" ~ responding
to calls/email/messages Wednesdays - Saturdays 12pm-6pm.
We're happy to make recommendations
for you and assemble an assortment of books we
think you'll like! Just
about your interests and we'll send you a photograph of a
selection of books!
Call (402) 475-8663 to purchase books and Gift Certificates
with your credit/debit card.
*Curbside Pickup is available WEDNESDAYS
- SATURDAYS, 12pm-6pm.
*City-wide Delivery is FREE on orders over $50 and to
Near South and Everett neighborhoods. Elsewhere in Lincoln,
delivery fee is a flat $5 with no minimum order.
Delivery routes run Wednesday & Friday evenings.
We're happy to bring books right to your door, taking every
precaution to keep us all healthy and safe!
*Shipping within the continental US is now FREE on
orders over $50.
Regular shipping & handling rates are $3.99 for the first book
and $1 for each additional book. However, we will ship your
books for less if we can.
*Reservation-only Shopping is available on
Saturdays. Hour-long appointments are scheduled beginning at
12pm. You must have an appointment to enter. We will use a
forehead-swipe thermometer to take your temperature. Only Book
Fever is allowed! :) While shopping, you must wear a mask or
bandana that you bring. You must also use
hand sanitizer and wear gloves that we provide. It's a
lot, we know. Our community is important to us. Thanks for
These are strange days. Our financial goals now are to make
payroll, keep the lights on and feed the cats. We see this as a
time to be of service to our community and to make our shop an
even better bookstore. We are working hard.
If you'd like to support our shop, please consider purchasing a
Gift Certificate to use later. Gift Certificates are available
for any amount and never expire. GC's $25+ come in a sleeve of
handmade paper, embedded with wildflower seeds, that you can
plant. Porridge Papers, another local business, makes them for
us. They're lovely.
Thank you for your patience as we adjust to the new rhythms of
doing business. Know that we are deeply grateful for your
patronage during this time. We look forward to getting to the
other side of this health crisis and celebrating with you all,
gathering together in the bookstore once more.
With heartfelt appreciation,
Cinnamon, Katherine, Maggie
(and Eddy & Charlie)
Each week, we post a photo of our New Arrivals
section. To view the most recent photos, click
post New Arrivals photos to our Facebook page, where
customers call "dibs" on books they would like us to hold
for them by commenting on the photos. To be one of the early
birds, be sure to like us
If you do
not have a Facebook page, you can call "dibs" on books via
email. If you see something you like, email us at
Bag Care Packages Go On Sale!
Just like you order flowers & warm cookies, you'll be able
to order Book Bag Care Packages for your friends, family and
We're working on an e-commerce feature on this site and will
soon have these for sale.
Book Bags for adults will have options that include
artisanal chocolate, apothecary bath salts and handmade tea
saucers - all made by other Lincoln small business people!
Book Bags for kids will include "Fantastic Reader" pencils,
"Open Books, Open Minds" stickers & Buttons!