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's City Campus.
                                         
Come explore our labyrinth of books! Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and can help you find books you'll love. Padric & Eddy, our feline staff, are likely to be lounging on the rugs or sleeping in the windows. Pictured above: Eddy, Cinnamon Dokken (owner) & Katherine Bergstrom (manager).

Current news: 4/2/14: The work on our sidewalk has begun but our shop is fully accessible. You'll see our banner with "The Cat in the Hard Hat" hanging outside. Thanks to all of you for your support and patronage during the construction. When finished, it'll look great!

We have some especially fun window displays that went up today - and lots of new books for you to browse. Eastern Philosophy, Beat Writers, Graphic Novels and Literature will be on our New Arrivals section for a time - but we have plenty to replace them with. More books out every day!


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

Remember, that our shop has a steady stream of new acquisitions and many new books get shelved directly. For the best selection, please stop in!

 

                           

Events
Shop the Blocks
Thurs, April 24th


Get your tickets to this premier shopping event - discounts, giveaways, food, drink & fun!


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.