A Novel Idea Bookstore
Building & Buying Book Collections since 1991
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-6 pm . Off hours-open by chance! 
118 North 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 . (402) 475-8663
anovelideabookstore@yahoo.com

 

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One Book, One Lincoln
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Welcome, book lovers! 

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 located in downtown Lincoln - just a few blocks from the University of Nebraska Campus.
                                 -  Come explore our labyrinth of books! Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and can help you find books you'll love. Eddy & Charlie, our feline staff members, are likely to be lounging on the rugs or sleeping in the windows. 

Current news: 11/16/18: Our new 'Cats, Books, Life is Good' Calendars have arrived! This year's calendar features photos of all 5 of the feline staff members we've had over the years, along with quotes that will make you laugh, give you comfort & remind you of the truly important things.

They are the perfect size for a purse or cubicle wall; they have holidays & major literary events marked; each page shows previous & next months; there is plenty of space to write in your own notes; and there's a page for January 2020!

The calendars are $7.99 each ~ and we are happy to ship calendars to you and your friends & relatives for an addition $1. Call (402) 475-8663 to place your order!


New Arrivals

Each week, we post a photo of our New Arrivals section. To view the most recent photos, click here!

We 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 on Facebook!

 


Events
                           

Small Business Saturday!
Sat 11/24
10am - 6pm

Come downtown & experience old-fashioned hospitality at the 2 dozen locally-owned shops & boutiques.

At our bookstore, we'll be serving my traditional homemade gingerbread & sugar cookies!

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Our Gift Certificates are available for any amount, never expire and are good on all books & merchandise in our store. All Gift Certificates are written by hand. Gift Certificates of $25 or higher value come in a beautiful sleeve of handmade paper embedded with wildflower seeds, which can be planted in a sunny spot.

"If you have a library and a garden,
you have everything you need.
" ~ Cicero

We are happy to send Gift Certificates directly to all the people on your list. To order, please call (402) 475-8663, email us or visit our Gifts for Book Lovers page.