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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

National Book Lovers Day
Friday, August 9th
10am - 6pm

We'll be serving lemonade and cookies: snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, monster & oatmeal raisin.

Enter a drawing for a magnificent prize!

Join the fun & celebrate our LOVE of books!

Fri 8/9: National Book Lovers Day,
10am - 6pm
C'mon in for Treats & Fun!

Fri 8/30 5pm - 8pm: Downtown 101
Back-to-School event in Tower Square, 13th/P. Tons of booths with FREE stuff & games. We'll be sharing a booth with our neighbors, Gomez Art Supply & Tsuru!

Fri 9/6: First Friday Benefit for Lincoln's Little Free Libraries, 5pm-8pm
Outside, the LFL stewards will have tables of snacks, stickers, bookmarks & info. Inside, we'll offer 30% Off all books you buy to donate to the Little Free Library bin. (We'll also have a jar for cash contributions used to buy books.)
Lincoln's Little Free Libraries will enjoy an influx of great new books!


Sat 9/7: Nebraska Book Festival
UNL City Campus
Celebrate the great tradition of Literature in our state! For more information and the schedule of events: 2019 Nebraska Book Festival

TBA: Pop-Up Sale on Cookbooks!
Our Cookbook Selection continues to grow. Watch Facebook for information about a sudden sale - or bargain carts full of cookbooks!

Tues 9/24 - Sat 9/28: Banned Books Week
Celebrate our fREADom this week!
FREE "Read Banned Books" buttons, displays & information on the history of book banning.

Wed 9/25 National Comic Book Day
Fun TBA - but we plan to celebrate this occasion, A Novel Idea style!

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.