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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

Shop the Blocks
Thursday, November 21st
4:30pm - 9:00pm

Downtown's boutiques will be lit up for the season as we kick off the Holidays with food, drink & deals on Books, Home Decor, Jewelry, Husker Stuff, Clothing, Art Supplies, Athletic Wear & more!

Get your pass to the Festivities at the Shops and entrance into the After Party!
Downtown Lincoln Association: Shop the Blocks Tickets

Thurs 11/21, 4:30pm-9pm
Shop the Blocks
Downtown's premier shopping event is in its 12th year! The boutiques of Downtown Lincoln will be lit up for the season & offering deals on Books, Home Decor, Jewelry, Clothing, Art Supplies, and more ~ along with food, drink & merriment!

For more information & to purchase tickets: Downtown Lincoln Association

Thurs 11/28: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
We are grateful for the previous year of good books & your patronage. We will be spending this day with our loved ones!

Fri 11/29: OPEN!

Sat 11/30, 10am-6pm
Small Business Saturday!
We'll be decorated for the holiday season ~ and serving hot cider and Cinnamon's homemade gingerbread & sugar cookies.

Our 2020 "Cats, Books, Life is Good" calendars will be available for sale - and we'll have Gift Certificates & Books for everyone on your list.

Cinnamon, Katherine & Petra will be on hand to make recommendations and help you find treasures!
(Our Maggie will be getting her wisdom teeth out during her break from her UNL classes. We'll be wishing her well!)

Fri 12/6, 5:30pm-7:30pm
First Friday: Book Ornaments, Jewelry & Magnets by Amanda Sweet!
This year, we have a selection of Book Ornaments available as singles for $3.99 each ~ and we also have packs of 7 for $25: Harry Potter, Banned Books, and Children's Books.  

Amanda also has a new collection of Bookish Jewelry & Magnets. Come in for some unique gifts in addition to unique books!

Fri 12/13 & Sat 12/14, 10am-6pm
Holiday Open House!
Enjoy some holiday treats while you shop for everyone on your list.

~Receive these Gifts~
*Spend $35 - Get a FREE 2020 Calendar

*Spend $60 - Get a FREE 3-pack of special A Novel Idea Bookstore Ornaments, not available for purchase

Sun 12/22: OPEN 10am - 5pm
Mon 12/23: OPEN 10am - 5pm
Tues 12/24: OPEN 10am - 6pm

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!

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.