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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

VOTE for 20% Off your Books!
Tuesday, April 9th AND Wednesday, April 10th
10am - 6pm

Election Day is Tuesday, April 9th!
VOTE in person or by mail. Then, come in on Election Day or the day after & tell us you voted. We'll give you

20% Off Your Entire Purchase!

We won't ask how you voted. That's none of our beeswax. We are happy that you participated in this important part of our democracy!

Fri 4/5 First Friday, 10am - 7:30pm
Pick Your Discount
Pick a handmade tissue paper flower from our bouquet ~ the discount on your entire purchase is written on the ribbon tied to the stem. Get 10% - 50% off!

Tues 4/9 & Wed 4/10
VOTE for 20% Off Your Books
The primary election is Tuesday 4/9.
If you vote, we'll give you 20% off on Election Day & the day after. (We don't ask how  you voted - that's not our business. We're happy you participated in our democracy.)

Sat 4/13: Husker Spring Game
We'll have a table of "Go Big Read" swag!

April con't
Wed 4/24 - Sat 4/27: Spring Sidewalk Sale!
Wed-Fri: Books priced as marked.
Saturday is "Dollar Day" - everything left sells for $1 each, no matter what it is.

Tues 4/30 - Sat 5/4: Children's Book Week
Join us for a Celebration of Children's Literature - more details to come!

Tues 4/30 - Sat 5/4: Children's Book Week continues!

Fri 5/3 First Friday, 10am - 7:30
Cupcake Day!
Enjoy lemonade & mini cupcakes from Deep Magic Bakery as part of our Children's Book Week Celebration!

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.