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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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: 2/4/19: We had an influx of Math books recently, and although some of those books remain in our pricing backlog, many of them have settled into the new, expanded section. Take a look at the Math/Science area next time you're in. We've made some positive changes!

We also bought Cookbooks, Children's & YA Lit and the usual unusuals last week. We have an INSCRIBED copy of Cather's April Twilight and a few gems SIGNED by Ted Kooser that we anticipate will be ready for sale this week.


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
                           

Cinnamon's "Annual" 29th Birthday -
29% Off all Books!

Thurs 2/14 - Sat 2/16
10am - 6pm, all days


This is a time-honored, if not accurately marked, tradition in the shop! We'll have chocolate & party decorations - and a HUGE discount on our entire inventory!
More Info...

   
 
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.