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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

Banned Books Week!
Tuesday 9/25 - Saturday
10am-6pm, all days

Celebrate our fREADom!

*Displays of banned or challenged books

*get a FREE "Read Banned Books" button

Thurs 9/20 - Sat 9/22
Lincoln Calling Music Festival
Great music in many venues a mere stone's throw from our shop!

Tues 9/24 - Sat 9/29
Banned Books Week!
Celebrate fREADom!
Everybody gets a FREE "Read Banned Books" button

Sat 9/29, 1pm-9pm
KZUM Arts & Culture Festival
@ Antelope Park

Gina & I will have a booth.
We'll be selling stuff & having fun!


Fri 10/5, Book Signing: Joel Green, author of Robber's Cave: Truths, Legends, Recollections
5:30pm - 7:30pm
From the legends of use by Central Plains Indians, Jesse James, and the Underground Railroad, to factual uses by Lincoln's first brewery, Coxey's Army, and the Klu Klux Klan, Green not only examines the geological & man-made origins of the cave, but he includes entertaining anecdotes he has collected from visitors. Jim McKee calls this "a fascinating history of Lincoln, Nebraska's landmark cave." Just in time for Halloween...

Cookie Day: TBA
I always like to spend time in my kitchen in the fall - and whenever I go on a baking binge, it means we have homemade cookies in the shop.
(It's how I show my love.)
Watch facebook for the event! ~C.


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.