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: Rotaract's "Wheelchairs for Polio" Project
Rotaract is a community service-based UNL student organization that is sponsored by the local Lincoln Rotary Club #14 and seeks to address the needs of the local and international community through various volunteer projects. This year, their mission is to provide wheelchairs for polio survivors in the Ivory Coast. Through this project, they seek to provide assistance to those in immediate need - and raise awareness about the necessity of vaccination.

Koko Blaise is a member of the organization. Born and raised in the Ivory Coast, Koko was stricken with polio at a young age. His mother carried him everyday. When he was too heavy for her, he learned to balance with a stick. When he received his wheelchair, he was able to go to school and work toward his life goals. Today, he is a Fulbright scholar at the University of Nebraska.

Koko Blaise's life experiences inspired Rotaract to start their "Wheelchairs for Polio" project. Although polio has been eradicated in most of the world, the survivors are still impacted. Rotoract is working with a Rotary group in the Ivory Coast, as well as the Disabilities Association there. Their goal is to raise $1500 and deliver 10 wheelchairs in the fall of 2018. 100% of funds raised goes toward this goal.

If you would like to know more about Rotaract - or the "Wheelchairs for Polio" project, please contact Mia Azizah at mia.azizah11@gmail.com or visit: Rotary 14.

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.