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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

Spring Sidewalk Sale!
Wed April 24th - Sat April 27th
10am - 6pm, all days

*Wednesday thru Friday ~ Sale books on tables outside are priced as marked. ($1.09 - $4.99)

*Saturday is "Dollar Day" ~ Everything left on the tables is a mere $1 each

Don't miss your chance to pick up some great books at clearance sale prices!

Wed 4/24 - Sat 4/27: Spring Sidewalk Sale!
Wed-Fri: Books priced as marked.
Saturday is "Dollar Day" - everything left sells for $1 each, no matter what it is.

Tues 4/30 - Sat 5/4: Children's Book Week
Join us for a Celebration of Children's Literature - colorful displays of great books, every child gets a FREE button, treats on Friday!

Tues 4/30 - Sat 5/4: Children's Book Week continues!

Fri 5/3 First Friday, 10am - 7:30
Cupcake Day!
Enjoy lemonade & mini cupcakes from Deep Magic Bakery as part of our Children's Book Week Celebration!


May con't
May 1st - 31st: Shelfies!
May is National Photography Month.
We invite you to take a selfie ("shelfie") when you're in the shop.
Post your shelfie to instagram and tag us(anovelidea118) for a chance to WIN a $100 Gift Certificate!
OR, email your shelfie to us for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate!

Tues 5/7 AND Wed 5/8: VOTE for 20% Off Your Books
The general election is May 7th.
If you vote, we'll give you 20% off on Election Day & the day after. (We don't ask how  you voted - that's not our business. We're happy you participated in our democracy.)

Fri 6/7: First Friday Shelfie Show!
All the photos (shelfies) we received during National Photography Month in May will be on display and winners of the $100 & $25 Gift Certificates will be announced.

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.