A Novel Idea Bookstore

Tues-Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

News Stories:
-A Novel Idea Bookstore Celebrates Annual Sale - February 2011
-A Novel Idea: Cabin Fever Book Sale - January 2010

A Novel Idea Bookstore also sells books online through AbeBooks and is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association. We’ve built our business on finding quality books and providing personal customer service. Our staff is knowledgeable, friendly and reads like crazy. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing browse, searching for a particular title or selling a collection, we think you’ll enjoy visiting our stores—and we look forward to meeting you!
-Via A Novel Idea’s Facebook page

Abesque Variations

Mon-Fri: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Sun: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

At Abesque Variations, we’re more than just a gift boutique—we are an eclectic treasure trove filled with unique gifts and name-brand collectibles. In addition to our boutique, our studio and gift shop also offers professional voice and piano training. In business for 17 years, we continue to provide our customers with unique merchandise options while providing excellent customer service. Located in the historic Haymarket of Lincoln, Nebraska, our gift shop offers a unique assortment of boutique items, including our famous soaps, collectibles, candles, and cards. You have your pick from unique gift ideas for any occasion, so visit us today to view our selection!
- Via Abesque Variations’ website


Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

We are family owned and operated. We are committed to offering only the freshest floral creations, from unique to traditional with an abloomish flair. Everything is backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.
- Via Abloom’s website

News Stories:
abloom Offers Something for Everyone - August 2010

Always Christmas

Aorta Clothing

Located on the second floor of the Parrish Project building—staircase is in between Tsuru and A Novel Idea

Open for Parrish building 1st Friday art walks, for special occasions and by appointment. Shop online 24/7.

Baker Ace Hardware

Baker Ace Hardware is your Downtown Hardware Store - September 2010

Bijoux Deco

Bin 105

Tue - Thu: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Featuring Artisan wines made by independent producers.

Bin 105 Hosts Grand Opening Event - June 2010
New Wine Shop: bin 105 offers more than “Just Rotten Grapes” - April 2010


Black Market, The

Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Black Market is a clothing exchange that recycles gently used, trendy clothes such as vintage and popular brand names. Or just anything that’s really interesting! - Via Black Market’s Facebook page

The Public & Black Market Anniversary Party - September 2009


Bluestem Books

Mon-Sat: 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Bluestem Books is a used & out of print bookshop in Lincoln, Nebraska. In business since 1984, the shop is run by Scott & Pat Wendt & their family. -Via Bluestem’s Facebook page