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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

Holiday Happenings 2018:
First Friday BOGO
Friday, December 7th
10am - 8pm

Get 50% Off your second-most expensive book!
It's a great time to shop for those leather-bound books you've had your eye on.

Holiday Open House
Friday, Dec 14th & Saturday, Dec 15th
10am - 6pm

Enjoy cookies & cider while you shop and
receive these gifts:
*Spend $35 ~ get a FREE calendar
*Spend $75 ~ get a FREE zippered tote bag

Everyone can enter drawings for prizes and get a FREE "Season's Readings" postcard!

We have Gifts & Stocking Stuffers for everyone on your list:
*2019 Calendars, T-Shirts, Tissue Packs, Buttons, Tote Bags & Blind Date Books

*BOOKS for all ages and all tastes

*Gift Certificates for Any Amount ~ $25 & up come in a Sleeve of Handmade Plantable Paper
Fri 12/7, 10am-8pm
First Friday BOGO!
Get your second-most expensive book at 50% Off. Now's the time to buy those Leather Bound books you've had your eye on!

Fri 12/14 & Sat 12/15, 10am-6pm
Holiday Open House!
Come for a bit of old-fashioned holiday cheer!
Spend $35 ~ get a FREE Calendar
Spend $75 ~ get a FREE Tote Bag
Enter drawings for Leather Bound books & have a relaxing time while our staff helps you find books that are great gifts for your loved ones.

Sun 12/23: OPEN 10am-5pm
Mon 12/24: OPEN 10am-4pm

Tues 12/25: CLOSED for Christmas Day

Fri 1/4, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Bookish Jewelry by Amanda Sweet
Amanda is a local artist who makes pendants & earrings that look like your favorite books. This is her second show at our shop!

TBA: Books & Bottles Private Book Buying Party Reservations Go On Sale!
Books & Bottles Parties are a great way to have an evening out with your friends, celebrating our local, independent bookstore. Party reservations are $50 each. This gets you an after-hours party for you and 10-20 guests that features a seasonal cocktail and a discount on books & merchandise.

2019 dates have not yet been set - but you can view a list of seasonal drinks here: Books & Bottles

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.