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: Lost Pets of Lancaster County & ShelterMe Nebraska
We help owners reunite with their lost animals!!

What we do:

  • We offer a free service to help owners reunite with  their lost animals

  • Our website is www.LostPetsofLancasterCounty.org

  • Our website offers tips/pointers to help

  • We've helped over 2500 animals be reunited!!!

How you can help:

  • Like our facebook page Lost Pets of Lancaster County

  • Share the posts of lost animals

  • Offer to help hand out flyers for the owners

  • Offer to help search for lost animals (we will train you)

ShelterMe Nebraska is a foster network that houses the animals of victims of domestic violence in order for them to escape the violence.

Why it matters:

  • 71% of pet-owning women entering women's shelters reported that their abuser had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims.

  • Up to 65 percent of domestic violence victims are unable to escape their abusers because they are concerned about what will happen to their pets when they leave.

What you can do:

  • Like and share our facebook page: ShelterMe Nebraska

  • Have the difficult discussion about what domestic violence is and how it affects each of us, our families, our friends, and our pets.


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.