What's New
 New Arrivals
 Events & Festivals

Buying & Selling

 Gifts for Book Lovers
Book Catalogue
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


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

20% Off ALL American History!
First Friday, July 5th
10am - 7:30pm

Come to our shop the First Friday in July for
20% Off ALL American History Books
including Native American, Western Americana, African-American, U.S. Military & U.S. Presidents

We are well-stocked with great books you'll love!

Mon 6/24 - Sat 6/29: Thespian Week!
We'll be OPEN on Monday from 10am until 4-ish...whenever Cinnamon gets tired! ;) We're looking forward to this week - the last time Lincoln will host the Thespians!

Thurs 7/4: CLOSED for
Independence Day!
We will all be celebrating (responsibly) with our friends and families...or hiding under our beds...whichever.


July con't
Fri 7/5, 10am-7:30pm
20% Off ALL American History
Including Native American, Western Americana, African-American, U.S. Military, U.S. Presidents

Fri 8/2: First Friday

Fri 8/9: National Book Lovers Day

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.