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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Community: Philanthropy

Thank You Tuesday
Every Tuesday we contribute three percent of our gross sales to a charitable organization. Our hope is to increase awareness about these organizations and the good work they do in our community while providing them financial support. We offer our customers a chance to contribute through their purchases -- giving back to the community while getting something they love. We support a different organization each season.

Current Recipient: Produce from the Heart
Produce from the Heart collects donated edible produce from farmers and gardeners across Nebraska and redistribute it to pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and distribution sites. Their goal is to stop the waste of fresh produce and end hunger in Nebraska.


Fast Facts

  • One in five kids in Nebraska may go to bed hungry.

  • 13 million children in America experience hunger (meaning that they frequently skip meals, eat too little, and sometimes go without food for a whole day).

  • Americans throw away 100 billion pounds of food each year. Less than 3% of this waste is recovered.

  • 40% of food in the United States goes uneaten.

  • Food waste accounts for more than one quarter of the total freshwater consumption in the United States. The nation is facing tremendous drought, yet throwing out one pound of chicken wastes more than 450 gallons of water.

  • It's estimated that 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States comes from producing, transporting, storing, and preparing food that is never eaten.

Volunteers are needed to help harvest apples, squash & potatoes this fall. If you can help - or if you have other questions - please call (402) 304-5710 or email: producefromtheheart@gmail.com. The office is located at 3901 N 27th, Unit #1, Lincoln, NE 68521.

Sponsorship for Your Organization
If your organization would like to be considered for sponsorship, send an email to our shop that includes:
your mission statement
information about the population served
information about how your organization is funded
the name and phone number of a contact person
We are always looking for new organizations to support. Please contact us soon.
We look forward to hearing from you! 

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.