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


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New Arrivals
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Gifts for Book Lovers
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Staff Recommendations
One Book, One Lincoln
That's What She Wrote

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What's New: New Arrivals

We buy books constantly, sometimes so many that we change the "New Arrivals" section three times in a single day--or bypass it altogether and put the books directly into the appropriate sections. In any case, each week, we'll take photos of our "New Arrivals" section for your virtual perusal.

If something catches your eye, be sure to call the shop at 402-475-8663 or email us.
We'll hold it for you!

Click on the photo. A new window will open. Continue to click the photo until it enlarges to fill your screen. Browse - and just close the window when you're finished.

   Top Half of our New Arrivals Section Bottom Half of our New Arrivals Section

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.