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 Release Party – The Wonderful Whippet of Winifred Weatherwax

Join us 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for the book release party of The Wonderful Whippet of Winifred Weatherwax by Philippa Stasiuk. Writer, rover, animal and plant lover, Philippa has lived in Zimbabwe, where she’s… Read More

April 4, 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 first Raven & Finch Book Club Meeting.  We’ll be choosing the books and starting the conversation!  Check… Read More

March 20, 2018

Book Talk with Richard Graham – Government Issue

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Meet author Richard L. Graham, author of Government Issue:  Comics for the People, 1940’s – 2000’s. Since the 1940s, federal and state government agencies have published comics to disseminate public… Read More

April 11, 2018

David P. Wagner – A Funeral in Mantova

Join us Thursday, April 5th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for a book talk with David P. Wagner. David is the author of the Rick Montoya Italian Mysteries. For fans of international mystery and food… Read More

April 6, 2018

Marge Saiser Writing Workshop – Telling Stories Through Poetry

Saturday, March 24th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Johnny Carson Theater. This writing workshop is presented by Angels Theatre Company in partnership with their production of Losing the Ring in the River by… Read More

March 24, 2018

Voices From The Plains – Nebraska Writers Guild

Thursday, April 12th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Voices From The Plains is an anthology of authors from the Nebraska Writers Guild.  With over sixty contemporary authors there is a wide range of genres represented… Read More

April 12, 2018

Zentangle 201 – Black Tile – with Carrie Smith

Join us 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m for Zentangle 201 – Black Tile!  The class will be led by Certified Zentangle Teacher, Carrie Smith. Create dramatic black tiles with white ink and pencil.  These tiles… Read More

March 8, 2018

Spring Break Fun with Tevin Hansen

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Spring Break fun with local author Tevin Hansen featuring the children’s book, Hole in the Wall.  There will be a reading from the book, songs and games. Hole in… Read More

March 12, 2018

The Happiness Hack by Ellen Petry Leanse

Book talk and signing – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Meet Ellen Petry Leanse, an author, Stanford instructor, and respected Silicon Valley influencer, Ellen is passionate about intentional living and how our brains can shape… Read More

February 8, 2018

The Secret History of How England & Elizabeth I Defeated the Spanish Armada

Join us for Story Time and book signing at 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with Carole Levin. Carole is the Willa Cather Professor of History Studies at the University of Nebraska.  She recommends this book… Read More

February 10, 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

April 6, 2018

Zentangle 101 with Carrie Smith

Join us 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m for Zentangle 101!  The class will be led by Certified Zentangle Teacher, Carrie Smith. What is Zentangle? The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to… Read More

April 7, 2018

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

March 21, 2018

First Friday ArtWalk

Join us for the next First Friday Art Walk!  Beautifuls works available for purchase from local artists. January’s featured artist is Lisa Worrall with live piano by Anne Melang-Thoren.  “My unique cards are printed images… Read More

April 6, 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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