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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Collecting: Condition Grading Game, Softbound Quiz  

Please check all that apply:

- Cracking along the spine.
- Light soiling.
- Heavy soiling.
- Dampstain.
- Pencil marking/underlining.
- Ink marking/underlining.
- Highlighting.
- Smoky smell.
- Book mold/mildew.
- Library markings.
- Torn cover.
- Missing cover.
- Missing cover flap (if issued with one).
- Cover unglued.
- Loose/missing pages.
- Torn pages.
- Previous owner's signature.
- Previous owner's inscription.
- Previous owner's bookplate/embossing.
- Foxing (discoloration, usually reddish-brown spot).

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.