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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

Cookie Day! (All Day Sweet Soiree!)
Friday, January 26th 10am-6pm

We'll be serving Hot Cider & Homemade Cookies

Cinnamon will be baking this time!
*Chocolate Chip
*Oatmeal Craisin

Enjoy a sweet treat while you browse in our cozy bookstore & find some good reads to curl up with!
Fri 1/26, 10am-6pm

Cookie Day

Sun 1/28 @ 1pm
The (Occasional) Sunday Show & Share Book Club
Bring a TRAVEL CUP & a BOOK. We'll have coffee & oj for your cup!

Format: we'll all stand in a (sort of) circle and each have a few SECONDS to show our book. This is NOT the time to go on a soliloquy about your book. No. Do Not.

After everyone has a turn, we'll break from the circle part. You can talk to others about their books, look around at books or shop for more books, if you want. I'll kick everybody out at 2:30pm.

ALL are welcome - from tiny tots to venerable elders!


Fri 2/2, 10am-7:30pm
First Friday Gallery Walk
BOGO: Get 50% off your second-most expensive book!

Bookish Jewelry Show!

Fri 3/2, 10am-7:30pm
First Friday Gallery Walk

Stage RIGHT: Benefit for LHS Theatre

Fri 4/6, 10am-7:30pm
First Friday Gallery Walk

TBA Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm
Sidewalk Sale!
Wed-Fri: Books priced as marked
Sat: "Dollar Day" - everything left is
$1 each


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.