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


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What's New: Events & Festivals

Where's Charlie?
Books to Benefit Head Start
Go on Sale!

Wednesday, May 6th
We started posting Where's Charlie? photos to our Facebook page in late 2019. Our customers enjoyed the game of finding Charlie in the pictures - and we decided to make a book as a way to support Community Action Head Start!

Where's Charlie?: A Look-and-Find Book is a short photo album with a handmade paper cover featuring artwork by Arden Ellen Nixon and letter pressed by Christopher James at Porridge Papers. Limited to 200 copies. 100% of proceeds will go to benefit Head Start.

Price per copy to be determined.
We cannot accept pre-orders for this album.
We need to spend the next few weeks making adjustments to our business model that will allow us to get through this health crisis.
Thank you for supporting our shop and our community efforts!

Please call us at (402) 475-8663 on May 6th to order.

In-store events for the foreseeable future are postponed.

We look forward to gathering again when this health crisis subsides.


TBA: Book Bag Care Packages On Sale!

Wed 5/6: Where's Charlie? Books on Sale!
Orders for this fundraising project will be taken by phone at (402) 475-8663.
100% of proceeds benefit Head Start!

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