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Welcome to A Novel Idea Bookstore

Used, Rare & Out-of-Print Books!

Founded in 1991, we offer two full floors for you to explore ~ and our ever-changing inventory means you’ll discover something new each time you visit. Located in the heart of downtown Lincoln, just two blocks from the University of Nebraska city campus, we are surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants, and boutique retailers. Make a day of it: grab a bite, have a drink, ride the trolley. Lose yourself & find treasures!

“A good book will keep you fascinated for days; a good bookshop, for your whole life.”

KIDS’ ACCOUNT

Support our shop and help us lift others up by contributing. We use this account to fund Book Bag Care Packages for kids in need. Recently we provided 92 bags for the children in Friendship Home domestic violence shelters. Bags cost $22 each – and we are grateful for each gift, large or small.

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HOURS

Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm
First Fridays: 12pm – 8pm
Currently closed to walk-in traffic, we offer Curbside Pickup, In-Store Shopping Reservations, Local Delivery by the “Book Fairy” and Shipping.

BOOK BUNDLES

In a reading rut? We can help!
Tell us about your interests, what you love & loathe, if you prefer hardcover/paperback, and what you’d like to spend. We’ll select an assortment of books especially for you. You may pick up your book bundle at our shop or have it shipped to you.

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