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? 


Author Event – Robert Woody

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Meet Robert Woody, author of Becoming a Real Musician.  Books available for purchase & autograph. Nobody is born a musician. Rather, people become musical. They do so through the right… Read More

November 7, 2019

Beauty Princess Reading Party **ticketed event

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy a magical morning with Wands and Whimsy’s Beauty Princess that you child won’t forget! Wands and Whimsy’s Beauty Princess is hosting a magical book reading party at Francie… Read More

November 2, 2019

Poetry Reading – James Brunton

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Poet James Brunton will read from his new book, Opera TV ~ “Some art tells us there is always more. Some art tells us this isn’t enough.”The asylum. The classroom…. Read More

October 23, 2019

Author Event – Kwame Dawes – Nebraska: Poems

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Meet Kwame Dawes – author of Nebraska: Poems   This beautiful and evocative collection of poems, Nebraska, explores a constant theme in Dawes’s work—the intersection of memory, home, and artistic invention…. Read More

October 11, 2019

Poetry Readings – Marge Saiser & Karen Shoemaker

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Meet poets Marge Saiser and Karen Shoemaker. Marjorie Saiser is the author of six collections of poetry, including Losing the Ring in the River, winner of the Willa Award for Poetry… Read More

October 17, 2019

Greek Island Writers’ Retreat Info Night

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meet Karen Gettert Shoemaker, an internationally published author and experienced writing mentor and learn about her Travel Writing Workshop in Greece!  The tour is scheduled for September 5 – 13,… Read More

October 15, 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

Mari Sandoz Heritage Society Book Discussion – Son of the Gamblin’ Man

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Join Jane Rohman for a free community discussion of Mari Sandoz’ 1960 novel about Nebraska artist Robert Henri. The story tells of the gambler and townsite promoter who founded Cozad,… Read More

October 30, 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

October 15, 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

October 16, 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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