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Independent Bookstores in Nebraska

NewPages.com guide to the best Nebraska indie bookstores

Independent bookstores in Nebraska are sorted by City as you scroll through. If your favorite indie bookstore is missing, please contact us.

Susan's Books & Gifts

Welcome to Susan’s Books & Gifts! We now have over 20,000 used books and an amazing toy shop!

We are a locally owned independent bookshop. If we don’t have the title you need, we are more than happy to order it for you. We are located in a former Waldenbooks space next to Pretzelmaker and Rue 21. Large selection of A/R titles, classics, cookbooks, history, kids picture books, and more!

  • Badger's Books
  • 4730 Cooper Ave.
  • City: Lincoln
  • Phone: (402) 314-6602
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Regional
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Badgers Bookshop has books for children and adults. We sell and buy books. Nebraska authors and history of the American West are particular interests.

Francie & Finch Bookshop

  • Francie & Finch Bookshop
  • 130 S. 13th St, Ste 100
  • City: Lincoln
  • Phone: (402) 781-0459
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Art, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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Located in downtown Lincoln, filled with good books, original art and handcrafted chocolate. Always free gift wrap.

Indigo Bridge Books

Indigo Bridge Books & Cafe is an independently owned bookstore, coffeeshop, and nonprofit in Lincoln, NE. We host author events, book clubs, and more.

50,000 used, rare, and out-of-print books on two floors!

  • The Book Nook
  • 6107 Maple St
  • City: Omaha
  • Phone: (531) 466-7665
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Toys/Games
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We are an independent bookstore that carries both new and pre-owned items to include books, movies, board games, puzzles, and more.

  • The Book Nook
  • 2115 S. 67th St
  • City: Omaha
  • Phone: (531) 999-2683
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Toys/Games
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The Bookworm

  • The Bookworm
  • 2501 S. 90th St. Ste. 111
  • City: Omaha
  • Phone: (402) 392-2877
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Mystery
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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The Bookworm has been serving Omaha and the region since 1986, moving to Countryside Village in 1999, and then to Loveland Center in 2014. With over 6,000 square feet of sales space, The Bookworm has earned a reputation for an excellent selection of books on a broad range of topics, and for a friendly staff that reads and knows the books they sell. The Bookworm is an independent, family business, owned and managed by Phillip and Beth Black.

A bookstore that started as a handmade book cart made of rescued barn boards, Dundee Book Company features a carefully curated collection of fine new books. We’ve opened our first shop at 4915 Underwood Ave in the heart of Dundee!

Buying and selling used, rare, and out-of-print books in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Next Chapter

  • The Next Chapter
  • 2508 Farnam St.
  • City: Omaha
  • Phone: (531) 218-7996
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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the Next Chapter is a small, independent bookstore located in mid-town Omaha, selling new books, gifts, greeting cards and more.

The Next Millennium

  • The Next Millennium
  • 3141 N 93rd St.
  • City: Omaha
  • Phone: (402) 393-1121
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: Alternative/Political, Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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We are Omaha’s number one choice for metaphysical supplies. We also offer jewelry, clothing, incense, candles, statuary, rocks and minerals, and MUCH more! We hope you will stop by and visit.

The Book Nook

  • The Book Nook
  • 118 N. Washington St.
  • City: Papillion
  • Phone: (531) 999-1827
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Toys/Games
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We are an independent bookstore that carries both new and pre-owned items to include books, movies, board games, puzzles, and more.

Chapters Books & Gifts

Chapters Books & Gifts is an independently owned local business located on the historic Courthouse Square in downtown Seward. We feature books for all ages and interests, as well as high-quality, educational toys; games; jigsaw puzzles; fair trade gifts; and other gift items. Visit us on Facebook or the web for updates on coming events. Special orders are welcome. Our online store is always open.

The Plains Trading Co

Since 1992 the Plains Trading Company has served the great plains as a general bookstore specializing in regional history and fiction. Extensive selections of books about the area’s inhabitants including, the Lakota, settlers and Flora and Fauna. A large selection of Children’s books completes this small store.

  • Ye Olde Book Shop
  • 420 N. Grant Ave.
  • City: York
  • Phone: (402) 362-4775
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest