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? 


Gift Book Recommendations with Vicki Wood

Join us 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and pick Vicki’s brain about gift book recommendations! Vicki Wood has worked as a youth librarian for over 25 years, but is a big fan of books for… Read More

December 9, 2017

Book Signing – Jeff Barnes

Meet Jeff Barnes, 2:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m., author of 150@150: Nebraska’s Landmark Buildings at the State’s Sesquicentennial. Jeff is the author of Forts of the Northern Plains, The Great Plains Guide to Custer, The… Read More

December 9, 2017

Author Event – Osawatomie – Signor Randy Michael

Meet Signor Randy Michael, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for a reading from his novel, Osawatomie, that acclaimed author T.C. Boyle calls, “A confident, powerful novel about race and family that moves through its shifting… Read More

December 5, 2017

Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas with Anne Melang-Thoren on keyboard

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 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m…. Read More

December 15, 2017

Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas!

Anne Melang-Thoren will breath new life into jazz standards during First Friday Artwalk.  Join us for a lively keyboard performance while perusing the gorgeous books and artwork available for sale.  Anne will play from 5:00… Read More

December 1, 2017

Book Signing & Family Friendly Event with Gretchen Garrison

Meet Gretchen Garrison, author of Detour Nebraska:  Historic Destinations & Natural Wonders at 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. for an informative and family-friendly book signing event. For many, Nebraska is the flat prairie seen from… Read More

December 2, 2017

Author Event – Nicole Baart – One of People Magazine’s “Best New Books”

Nicole Baart, author of Little Broken Things, will be here from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. “If you liked Big Little Lies, you’ll want to crack open this new novel by Nicole Baart, which will be… Read More

November 30, 2017

Poetry Reading – Kristi Carter

Meet local author, Kristi Carter from 6:00 p.m.  to 7:00 p.m.  Kristi will read from her new book of poetry, Daughter Shaman Sings Blood Anthem. This is Kristi’s second book launch at F&F and we’re… Read More

December 6, 2017

Journal Club Night

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 as success, we’re going to make it a… Read More

December 20, 2017

First Friday ArtWalk

  Join us for the next First Friday Art Walk!  Amber Roland will be our featured artist.   We are on the path between Kiechel Fine Art, Tugboat Gallery, Metro Art Gallery and the Nichole… Read More

December 1, 2017

Small Business Saturday

Get up, Get out, and shop small with us! We’re offering 10% off of ALL purchases! Stop by Francie & Finch and celebrate Indies First, a national campaign of activities and events in support of… Read More

November 26, 2017

Plaid Friday

Shake up Black Friday and celebrate local businesses.  Take a break from the craziness out there at the malls and the big box stores and stop by the shop for our  annual “Plaid Friday”.  We’ll… Read More

November 25, 2017

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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