10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday


130 S. 13th Street

Lincoln, NE 68508



At Francie & Finch, we bring the world of books to Lincoln

Lincoln is a growing, vibrant city. And as Lincoln’s newest bookstore, our unique inventory reflects both the local and international communities that call Lincoln home. Whether you are searching for a novel by a Nebraska author or you want to explore Lincoln’s diverse population through literature, we can help you find exactly what you are looking for!

Located in the heart of downtown Lincoln at 130 S. 13th, we are just a short story away from campus and hundreds of local businesses. 

Our vision is for Francie & Finch to be a treasure to Lincoln:

  • Stop by to browse for a new book
  • Peruse the new displays on First Fridays or before Husker home games.
  • Find that perfect gift for someone
  • Be inspired by stunning artwork from national and Nebraska artists
  • Make an author reading and book signing a part of a night out
  • Discover your book club’s next selection
  • Visit with Francie & Finch staff about what you like to read
  • Experience all the treasures and surprises in our store—every piece of décor tells a story!

Want something we don’t have in stock? Place a special order with us—we can have it delivered faster than the peregrine falcons at the Capitol!

Lincoln resident Leslie Huerta is the driving force behind Francie & Finch. Her passion for reading, literacy, and the stories that connect us touches every aspect of the bookstore. She named it after Francie Nolan of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Scout Finch of to Kill a Mockingbirdboth strong-willed and independent girls, both voracious readers. Their stories have resonated with Leslie all her life, and now she is passing that love of books on to Lincoln.

Leslie and her friendly staff are waiting to help you answer the question: Who are your Francie and Finch? 


Book Signing – Lee Lawrie’s Prairie Deco by Gregory Paul Harm

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Author Gregory Paul Harm is flying in from Dallas to present at the American Institute of Architects conference.  We’re lucky to have him join us at Francie & Finch to… Read More

September 20, 2018

Adrian E. Koesters – Reading & Book Signing

6:00 p.m. – 7: 00 p.m. Author Adrian Koesters will read from her new novel Union Square ~ “The year it was, even, had a lovely ring to it. Nineteen fifty-two. The war and all,… Read More

October 11, 2018

Book Launch Event – Francis Henderson & Karissa Bettendorf

6:30 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m. Meet author Francis Henderson and illustrator Karissa Bettendorf and enjoy the release of their new children’s book Dreams.

September 27, 2018

Author Event & Book Signing – Tory Seller

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Author Tory Seller will be reading from his new book Micro-Novels. “Micro-Novels” is the long awaited debut release from Tory Seller. “On the Road” meets “Up in Smoke” with a… Read More

September 26, 2018

Author Event – The Better Half by Sarah Baker Hansen and Matthew Hansen

Meet Sarah Baker Hansen, Omaha World-Herald food critic who grew up in Omaha.  And, her husband Matthew, World-Herald columnist, who came from Red Cloud, population 1000. They’ve explored the state from border to border, and… Read More

September 15, 2018

First Friday Music – Prairie Psychos

Browse the books and the local artwork during First Friday. Enjoy the live music of Prairie Psycho.   You’ll love these English Professors!

September 7, 2018

Poetry Reading & Book Signing – Barbara Schmitz & Twyla Hansen

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Two of Nebraska’s celebrated poets will read from their selected works including What Bob Says (Some More) by Barbara Schmitz and Rock-Tree-Bird by Nebraska State Poet Twyla Hansen. Books available… Read More

August 30, 2018

One Book One Lincoln Book Discussion – Beartown

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. It’s that time of year and everyone is enjoying reading the three selections for the One Book One Lincoln nomination this year!  Which one will win?? Join Katie Murtha and… Read More

August 29, 2018

Live Jazz Piano with Anne Melang-Thoren

Anne Melang-Thoren will breath new life into jazz standards.  Join us for a lively keyboard performance while perusing the gorgeous books and artwork available for sale.  Anne will play from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m…. Read More

October 5, 2018

Raven & Finch Book Club

Join us at The Happy Raven beer bar at 122 N. 11th Street at 6:00 p.m. for our monthly Raven & Finch Book Club Meeting.  We’ll be choosing the books and starting the conversation!  Check… Read More

September 18, 2018

Staff Picks


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“I had a very strong first impression of Francie & Finch as I came up to this store. As I looked at the black metal sign attached to a historical building that was constructed in the1800s, my impression took root. The entrance was bordered on each side by classic window displays…”

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– The Indie Bob Spot

“From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood…On the day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.”

– A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

– To Kill a Mockingbird


We are located near 13th and “O” Streets in downtown Lincoln, in a historic building right between Walgreens and the First National Bank building.

Contact us the 20th century way! (We love to talk on the phone.) 402.781.0459. Or get a hold of us us the 21st century way! (We like computers, too. What? Did you think just because we sold books we don’t love technology?!) Complete the form or email leslie@francieandfinch.com.

130 S. 13th Street Lincoln, NE 68508


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