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


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Community: Books & Bottles

"Get your friends together,
go to your local bookstore
and have a book-buying party."
           ~Roy Blount, Jr
            on NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!

On an evening each month, we host a private party for 10 (minimum) - 20 (maximum) people. We will provide a seasonal signature drink - and participants will receive a 10% discount on all purchases.
*$50 non-refundable reservation fee for the whole group
*All participants MUST be at least 21 years old
*Non-alcoholic options will also be provided

2019 Party Reservations on Sale: Tuesday, January 15th!
Party reservation fees must be paid in full at time of reservation.

2019 "Books and Bottles" Dates & Drinks
(all parties: Thursday evening 6:30pm - 8:00pm)

Thursday, February 28th: Champagne reserved

Thursday, March 21st: Guinness or Bailey's & Cream

Thursday, April 18th: Fuzzy Navels reserved
Thursday, May 16th: Margaritas reserved
Thursday, June 13th: Sangria reserved
Thursday, July 11th: Ginger Mojitos
Thursday, August 8th: Mai-Tai  reserved

Thursday, September 12th: Apple Pie Punch reserved

Thursday, October 24th: Vampire Blues or Bloody Marys reserved

Thursday, November 14th: Mulled Wine reserved

Thursday, December 19th: Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps

Gather together to celebrate reading, curiosity, small business - and friendship!


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.