A Novel Idea Bookstore
Building & Buying Book Collections since 1991
118 North 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508  (402) 475-8663

For now:
CLOSED to walk-in traffic.
Shop is staffed WED-SAT 12-6,
responding to calls, emails & processing orders.
Call or email for
Books, Gift Certificates, Book Bag Care Packages,
AND for Book Recommendations ~ we're offering concierge service.

Curbside pickup  ~  Delivery by the Book Fairy  ~  Shipping
In-person shopping appointments available on Saturdays.
Please call to make a reservation.

Thank you for your support during this weird time!


What's New
New Arrivals
Events & Festivals

Buying & Selling

Gifts for Book Lovers
Selling Books to Us

Staff Recommendations
One Book, One Lincoln
That's What She Wrote

Some Basic Info
Book Condition

Customer Spotlights
Books & Bottles
Schools & Libraries
Our Cats' Page

...& More!
How We Started
News Archives
Articles About Us

Contact Us

What's New: Events & Festivals

Get a Visit from the Book Fairy!
Wednesday & Friday evenings
A Novel Idea Bookstore's Book Fairy Delivers in Lincoln ~ right to your doorstep!

*FREE delivery on Orders over $50
*FREE delivery to Near South & Everett Neighborhoods

*$5 delivery fee elsewhere in the city - no minimum order

Delivery routes typically run 5pm-8:30pm, depending on the number and location of stops.
The Book Fairy will text you when you're the next stop!

All deliveries involve maintaining a safe distance and taking safety precautions. Mask/gloves are worn and hand sanitizer used before handling parcels and when returning to the vehicle. If your special instructions involve ringing the doorbell, the book fairy will use a sanitized magic wand to do so!

Order Books or Book Bag Care Packages and send the Book Fairy to your house - or to visit someone who needs a little magic.

For more info about the types of Book Bag Care Packages we offer, click HERE!

The pandemic is hard on all of us. This is our way of making things a little brighter. We're having fun with this.
Again, thank you for supporting our shop during these strange days.
aka, "Book Fairy"

In-store events for the foreseeable future are postponed.

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


Sat 5/9, 11am: The String Beans Show
on our Facebook Page!

Thurs 5/14: Where's Charlie? Books on Available!
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