A Novel Idea Bookstore
Building & Buying Book Collections since 1991
118 North 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508  (402) 475-8663
anovelidea118@gmail.com

OPEN by APPOINTMENT!
Call (402) 475-8663 to reserve your shopping time
Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11am-6pm

Offering Curbside Pickup ~ "Book Fairy" Delivery ~ Shipping

 

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New Arrivals
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Gifts for Book Lovers
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Selling Books to Us

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One Book, One Lincoln
That's What She Wrote

Collecting
Some Basic Info
Book Condition

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Our Cats' Page

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Welcome, book lovers! 

  Established in 1991, our store has an ever-changing collection of used, rare & out-of-print books on two floors. You can find everything from paperback Mysteries to SIGNED First Editions, Leather bound books, Scholarly Non-Fiction, Cookbooks, Children's Books & much more. We're in downtown Lincoln - just a few blocks from the University of Nebraska Campus.
                                 -  Come explore our labyrinth of books! Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and will help you find books you'll love. Eddy & Charlie, our feline staffers, are likely to be lounging on the rugs or sleeping in the windows. 

7/3/20: We are OPEN BY APPOINTMENT! Call (402) 475-8663 to reserve a time to come shopping in the store.

We are also working on a complete overhaul of this site. It's a huge project - but keep watching this space!
 

New Arrivals

Each week, we post a photo of our New Arrivals section. To view the most recent photos, click here!

We post New Arrivals photos to our Facebook page, where customers call "dibs" on books they would like us to hold for them by commenting on the photos. To be one of the early birds, be sure to like us on Facebook!

If you do not have a Facebook page, you can call "dibs" on books via email. If you see something you like, email us at
anovelidea118@gmail.com

 

Events  

Book Bag Care Packages!

Just like you order flowers & warm cookies, send Book Bag Care Packages!


TLC ~ in the form of a lovely resusable tote filled with Books and other locally-made treats.

It's a great way to support our shop & other local businesses!

Book Bag Care Package Details...

Info About More Events...

   
 
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.