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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

Small Business Saturday!
Saturday, November 24th
10am - 6pm

Our shop will be decorated, the cats will be sleeping in the windows or meowing to be held, the cider pot will be filling the air with that comforting smell - and we'll be serving my traditional homemade gingerbread & sugar cookies!

We have Gifts & Stocking Stuffers for everyone on your list:
*2019 Calendars, T-Shirts, Tissue Packs, Buttons, Tote Bags & Blind Date Books

*BOOKS for all ages and all tastes

*Gift Certificates for Any Amount ~ $25 & up come in a Sleeve of Handmade Plantable Paper

Come see us for some old-fashioned hospitality and let our experienced staff help you find great gifts for the people you love. This is our 28th year of Small Business & we're thrilled to celebrate with you!
We are thankful for this soulful work and our good community.
We will be CLOSED to celebrate with our families. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

Fri 11/23: Open 10am-6pm
The Huskers play in Iowa - which means that downtown will be a lovely place to be.
If you'd like to spend Black Friday in a nice place where there will be NO TRAMPLING, come see us!

Sat 11/24: Small Business Saturday!
We'll be decorated for the holidays & serving my homemade Gingerbread & Sugar Cookies. It's one of our favorite days of the year.

Fri 12/7, 10am-8pm
First Friday BOGO!
Get your second-most expensive book at 50% Off. Now's the time to buy those Leather Bound books you've had your eye on!

Fri 12/14 & Sat 12/15, 10am-6pm
Holiday Open House!
Come for a bit of old-fashioned holiday cheer!
Spend $35 ~ get a FREE Calendar
Spend $75 ~ get a FREE Tote Bag
Enter drawings for Leather Bound books & have a relaxing time while our staff helps you find books that are great gifts for your loved ones.

Sun 12/23: OPEN 10am-5pm
Mon 12/24: OPEN 10am-4pm


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.