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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


What's New: Events & Festivals

Bookish Pop-Up Sale - ONE DAY ONLY
Wednesday, December 18th
10am - 6pm
*Magnets ~ $2.50 each
*Earrings ~ $8 - $10 a pair
*Pendant Necklaces ~ $10 - $12 each

Amanda Sweet is the local artist who does our Bookish Holiday Ornaments, which sell for $3.99 each - or in special assortments of 7 for $25 (Banned Books, Harry Potter, & Children's Books). We'll continue to offer the ornaments throughout the season - but the rest of her line will be sold in our bookstore for ONE DAY ONLY!

If you can't come to the shop but still want some of this stuff for the Book Lovers in your life, give us a call during the pop-up sale on Wed 12/18 at (402) 475-8663.

We'll let you know what we have to offer, process your order over the phone, and hold it for you to pick up - or, for a smidge more, ship it to you.

Out-of-towners, you're included in this deal. Call us up on Wednesday & you can also have some of these wonderful things!
Wed 12/18: Bookish Gift Pop-Up Sale!
ONE day only ~ in addition to the bookish ornaments handmade by artist Amanda Sweet, we'll also be selling her line of earrings, pendants and magnets.
Beautiful gifts/stocking stuffers!
Magnets are $2.50 each...Glass Pendants are $12 each. Fantastic prices!

Sun 12/22: OPEN 10am - 5pm
Mon 12/23: OPEN 10am - 5pm
Tues 12/24: OPEN 10am - 5pm

Wed 12/25: CLOSED
Happy Merry!

12/26-12/31: Regular Hours
10am-6pm, Tues-Sat

January 2020
Wed 1/1: CLOSED
Happy New Year!

Fri 1/3: First Friday BOOK LAUNCH PARTY with author Hillary Umland
Louder Than Alone is a collection of 14 flash fiction stories. The book is hand-printed on Japanese paper and hand-bound by artist and bookbinder, Courtney Nore. (Photos of the binding process will appear on www.facebook.com/anovelidea118 It's a fascinating art form.)

During the event, Umland will sign copies & Nore will be on hand to discuss the printing and binding techniques used in the project.

Each book is hand-made and this is a limited print run. Price per copy: $19.95
To pre-order, call (402) 475-8663. FCFS.


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