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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

Shell Game - Pick Your Discount!
Fri, Aug 10th AND Sat, Aug 11th
10am - 6pm

Pick a shell from our sand pail.
Your discount is written on the underside.

Get 10% - 50% Off
your ENTIRE purchase

Draw once each day!
This is tons of fun - come explore & find treasures!

Fri 8/10 & Sat 8/11
Shell Game - Pick Your Discount
Get 10% - 50% Off
your ENTIRE purchase!

Tues 8/21 - Sat 8/25, Go Big Read!
First Week of UNL classes

Fri 8/24
Downtown 101
5pm - 8pm
@Tower Square, 13th/P Streets
Downtown's Back-to-School Extravaganza features music & booths from businesses offering all kinds of free stuff - from movie tickets to food to swag!

Sat 8/25
Nebraska Book Festival
9am - 5pm
@ University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Fri 9/7, Benefit for Lincoln's Little Free Libraries
5pm - 8pm
Lincoln's LFL stewards will be here, with snacks, stickers & bookmarks that list the locations of LFL's throughout the city.
All Day, we'll be offering 30% off on any books you'd like to buy to contribute to the LFL bin - and we'll also have a donation jar, if you want to help but don't know what to buy.

Tues 9/24 - Sat 9/29
Banned Books Week!
Celebrate fREADom!

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


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.