Hours

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

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

Closed Sunday

Location

130 S. 13th Street

Lincoln, NE 68508

402.781.0459

About

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? 

Events

Writing Brunch & Book Signing – Tosca Lee, Nicole Baart & Kimberly Stuart

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. From Tosca Lee – New York Times bestselling author – “Get your copy of The Line Between three days before it officially goes on sale (you literary renegade you)! Come get a book,… Read More

January 26, 2019

Author Reading & Signing – Voices From The Plains

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Voices from the Plains is a literary anthology containing the works of more than sixty contemporary authors from the Nebraska Writers Guild. The anthology shows the wide range of genres… Read More

January 24, 2019

Book Talk & Signing – Ted Wheeler – author of Kings of Broken Things

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meet Ted Wheeler, author of Kings of Broken Things and Nebraska Book Award honoree. With characters depicted in precise detail and wide panorama—a kept-woman’s parlor, a contentious interracial baseball game… Read More

January 30, 2019

Book Talk & Signing – Mary Pipher – author of Women Rowing North

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Eastridge Presbyterian Church Meet beloved author Mary Pipher and learn about her new book Women Rowing North. From the New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, a guide to wisdom, authenticity,… Read More

January 19, 2019

Book Talk & Signing – Ted Genoways – One Book One Nebraska Selection

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Meet Ted Genoways, author of One Book One Nebraska selection for 2019 – This Blessed Earth. The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet… Read More

January 12, 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

January 15, 2019

Drop In Journal Club

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

January 16, 2018

First Friday ArtWalk – Diane Reiber

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Our featured artist is Diane Reiber “…sometimes I wish I could write a story or paint a piece about my safe, perfectly intact life. I’m realizing this is not a… Read More

January 4, 2019

Staff Picks

E-News

Anyone in Lincoln can visit F&F. But only our e-newsletter subscribers will:

  • Be the first to know about upcoming events at the store (You’ll want to know what we’re up to—trust us!)
  • Get a sneak peak at some of the newest merchandise (Fresh out of the box!)
  • Read interviews with local authors/artists not available anywhere else (We have the inside track on indie talent.)
  • Discover what the staff is reading (Just in case you’ve run out of ideas about what to read next…but somehow we doubt that.)

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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

Contact

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

402.781.0459

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