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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

First Friday BOGO
Friday, December 1st
10am - 7:30pm

Get 50% Off
your second most expensive Book!
 Stocking Stuffers & Gifts:

*Buttons *Postcards *Tissue Packs *T-shirts *Blind Date Books *Tote Bags
*All Kind of BOOKS
*Gift Certificates for Any Amount

Also, our  2018 "Cats, Books, Life is Good" Calendars will be for sale!  $7.99 each!


First Friday 12/1, 10am - 7:30pm
BOGO 50% Off!
Get your second most expensive book for 50% off.

Fri 12/8 & Sat 12/9, 10am-6pm
Holiday Open House
Cookies, cider - and gifts for everyone on your list!

CLOSED on Christmas Day & New Year's Day


First Friday 1/5, 10am-7:30pm
First Friday Gallery Walk

TBA: Books & Bottles Private Book Buying Party Reservations Go on Sale

On a Thursday evening of each month, we host a private party for 10 (minimum) - 20 (maximum) people. We will provide a seasonal signature drink - and participants will receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Reserve a party for $50!
First come, first serve.

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.