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: Blixt Blanket Drive - Wuzzlewubbies!
Blixt Locally Grown is a nonprofit organization that focuses on community-building through the arts. While working in schools as teaching artists in 2017, they started hearing many of their students say they were cold at night. Blixt often partners with schools that have a high percentage of students navigating poverty. They wanted to be thoughtful about how to address the issue. Luckily, friends at Lincoln Public Schools Foundation (along with several Principals) shared time with them in meaningful conversation, and from that, The Wuzzlewubbies Blanket Drive was born!

Wuzzlewubbies (named after Wuzzlebutt, the purple llama, who is the mascot of the blanket drive) are new or homemade blankets, twin sized or larger, and each blanket comes wrapped in a ribbon with a message of warmth. This blanket drive is completely volunteer-run, and every dollar donated goes straight to blankets for students! Blixt is currently working with five Lincoln Elementary Schools: Arnold, Campbell, Clinton, Elliott, and West Lincoln. They deliver Wuzzlewubbies to partner schools in December and February each year. Last year, they were able to collect 800 blankets for students and they are hoping to provide for even more children this year!

A Novel Idea Bookstore is a blanket collection site and, through February, you are welcome to bring in new or homemade blankets, twin-sized or larger. (Blixt asks for new or homemade blankets only, because they want each child to have something special instead of something cast-off.) If you don't have time to shop for a blanket to donate, you may also donate cash. $10 can buy a good blanket. If you would like to volunteer to wrap and/or deliver the blankets, please contact Petra Wahlqvist at the bookstore or at petra@blixt.space.

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.