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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

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 25th
10am - 6pm

I'm making gingerbread & sugar cookies!
(It's how I show my love.)
Come enjoy some homemade treats and some hot apple cider.

We'll have decked the halls and we'll have all sorts of Stocking Stuffers & Gifts:

*Buttons *Postcards *Tissue Packs *T-shirts *Blind Date Books *Tote Bags
*All Kind of BOOKS
*Gift Certificates for Any Amount

Also, our  2018 "Cats, Books, Life is Good" Calendars will be for sale!  $7.99 each!
Thurs 11/23: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
We wish you & yours a happy holiday!

Sat 11/25, 10am - 6pm:
Small Business Saturday
Shop in support of your local businesses! We'll be decorated for the holiday season and serving up homemade gingerbread and sugar cookies, along with hot cider!

First Friday 12/1, 10am - 7:30pm
BOGO 50% Off!
Get your second most expensive book for 50% off.

Fri 12/8 & Sat 12/9, 10am-6pm
Holiday Open House
Cookies, cider - and gifts for everyone on your list!

CLOSED on Christmas Day & New Year's Day

First Friday 1/5, 10am-7:30pm
First Friday Gallery Walk


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.