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 – Trish Eklund

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meet author and photographer Trish Eklund.  Her book Abandoned Nebraska will be available for purchase and signing.  This is a lovely gift for any Nebraskan that appreciates the beauty found… Read More

September 6, 2019

The Phantom of the Opera at F&F and The Lied Center

Did you know the classic musical was a classic novel first?  The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston LeRoux is the classic story of a dangerous love triangle set in an 1890’s Paris opera house. … Read More

August 13, 2019

Author Event – Debra Kleve White – The Spirit of Nebraska

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Author and former Yell Squad member Debra Kleve White provides a firsthand account of game day in Lincoln. The Spirit of Nebraska offers an in-depth look at where the Cornhusker fans’ spirit began and how it… Read More

August 17, 2019

One Book One Lincoln Book Discussion – There, There

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. “Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet… Read More

August 6, 2019

Live Steel Pan Music by Louis Raymond-Kolker

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. It’s First Friday!  Include us on your art walk and enjoy live steel pan music! LOUIS RAYMOND-KOLKER is a composer and percussionist from Austin, Texas. Louis’s recent collaborations include a… Read More

August 2, 2019

Raven & Finch Book Club

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Want to meet interesting people?  Want to read things you might not otherwise read?  Want to talk about it? The Raven & Finch Book Club meets every third Tuesday at… Read More

August 20, 2019

Drop In Journal Club with Catherine Griesen

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  DROP IN ANYTIME! Catherine Griesen is a local book artist!  She makes beautiful handmade journals that many of you have seen in the shop.  Our first Journal Club was such… Read More

August 21, 2019

First Friday ArtWalk – Michael Hekl

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Our featured artist is Michael Hekl. For the past five years, Michael Hekl, has honed his skills as a draftsman, painter, illustrator, and aspiring animator.  Born and raised in the… Read More

July 5, 2019

“Hystery” Mystery Tour –

Join us for a walking adventure of downtown Lincoln! Learn about some of Lincoln’s iconic historic sites and ghost stories. The tour will depart from Francie & Finch at 6:00 p.m. and will return to… Read More

July 26, 2019

Quick Zen- with Carrie Smith

Join us 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for Quick Zen! The class will be led by Certified Zentangle Teacher, Carrie Smith. Hey, Tanglers!  Already have some zentangle® experience?  Join us to relax and learn a… Read More

July 20, 2019

Staff Picks


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  • Read interviews with local authors/artists not available anywhere else (We have the inside track on indie talent.)
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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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