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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One Book, One Lincoln
That's What She Wrote

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Our Cats' Page

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Community: Our Cats' Page 

Our shop cats, Padric & Eddy, are easily our most popular staff members. They live in the bookstore full-time, spending their days lazing in their basket in the window, prowling amid the shelves, pouncing on each other and snuggling with customers.

Each year, we produce a "Cats, Books, Life is Good" calendar that features photos of the boys in their natural habitat and quotes.

Our 2016 calendar is available for $7.99. Call us at (402) 475-8663 to order!

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taken by
Susan J. E. Ritta
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.