Mon-Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
In 1991, college seniors Cinnamon Dokken and Bryan Peterson took a leap of faith and opened A Novel Idea Bookstore with a stock of 2000 books. The store was located in an unheated basement in an old warehouse on the edge of downtown Lincoln. Shelves were made from scrap lumber. It was a long, cold year—but the shop managed to pay the bills and increase the stock. In 1992, we moved to our present location in downtown Lincoln. We were thrilled to have windows and heat! Katherine Bergstrom, a book lover since birth, came to work in the shop in 1994. At that time, Cinnamon became the sole proprietor and Katherine became A Novel Idea Bookstore’s in-shop manager. The next several years were spent remodeling, with the help of family and friends. The old shelving was replaced with shelves that have carved tops and inset tiles. A beautiful oak and glass counter was custom-built to house collectable books. Now, patrons browse two floors of used, rare and out-of-print books and enjoy a wide selection of hardcover and paperback fiction and non-fiction. In 2006, A Novel Idea Bookstore expanded by opening a branch shop in Brownville, Nebraska. Brownville is right on the Missouri River and is Nebraska’s oldest town. With help from the Welsh “King of Books,” Richard Booth, Brownville has been designated an international book town. A Novel Idea Bookstore, Chapter Two is open seasonally, Thursdays through Sundays, April to December. Among other things, it offers Regional History, Quilting & Crafts, Children’s Books, and a selection of Signed Books. 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
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
abloom Offers Something for Everyone - August 2010
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
801 N St.
, Lincoln, NE 68508 (Map)
Baker Ace Hardware is your Downtown Hardware Store - September 2010
Tue - Thu: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bin 105 Hosts Grand Opening Event - June 2010
New Wine Shop: bin 105 offers more than “Just Rotten Grapes” - April 2010
Lincoln’s newest quality wine shop specializing in Terroir driven wines made by independent producers. - Via Bin 105’s website
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Public & Black Market Anniversary Party - September 2009
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