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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One Book, One Lincoln
That's What She Wrote

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What's New: Events & Festivals

Stage RIGHT - Benefit for LHS Theatre
Friday, March 3rd, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

10% of sales will go to support theater education!

Join us for theatrical hijinx - and to encourage these creative students!

Fri 3/3:
Stage RIGHT - Benefit for LHS Theatre,

Tues 4/4 & Wed 4/5: VOTE for 20% off your Books!
Vote in the City Primary on Tuesday and get a discount. We won't ask who you voted for - that's not our business. We're glad that you participate!


Fri 4/7: First Friday Gallery Walk
Open 10am - 7:30pm
30% OFF all Cooking & Gardening!

Wed 4/19 - Sat 4/22:
Spring Sidewalk Sale!
Wed - Fri, Books on tables & carts will be priced as marked.
Saturday is "Dollar Day" - everything left will sell for $1 each!



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.