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 – Ramona Scarborough

Meet Ramona Scarborough, author of ten books and multiple short stories and articles including The Autograph Book and the sequel Anna’s Diary.  The books follow the immigration of Jansje, a shy 27 year old spinster… Read More

August 19, 2017

Author Event

Meet Suzi Parron, author of Following the Barn Quilt Trail, Tuesday, August 8th, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m for reading and book signing. Suzi Parron’s interest in quilting history led her to fascination with barn… Read More

August 8, 2017

Author Event – Giulietta M. Spudich, author of The Amber Giant

Meet Cambridge, England author Giulietta M. Spudich.  She loves kids, mountains and giants!  Giulietta will read from her new novel, The Amber Giant.  Perfect for kids 6- 12 years old.  (Younger kids welcome!) When Caroline… Read More

August 5, 2017

Author Event – Tiffany Dufu

Rise Lincoln Summer Bash will be held at The Bay, 2005 Y Street.  This organization is comprised of dynamic women who provide motivating events designed to connect the community of Lincoln’s women business leaders.  This… Read More

August 1, 2017

One Book One Lincoln Book Discussion

Join other readers this morning, 10:00am – 11:00am for a librarian-led discussion of “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi, one of this year’s Top Three Finalists for One Book One Lincoln!

August 9, 2017

One Book One Lincoln Book Discussion

Join other readers this evening, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a librarian-led discussion of “Moonglow” by Michael Chabon, one of this year’s Top Three Finalists for One Book One Lincoln!

August 15, 2017

One Book One Lincoln Book Discussion

Join other readers this afternoon, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  for a librarian-led discussion of “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles, one of this year’s Top Three Finalists for One Book One Lincoln!

August 12, 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

August 16, 2017

First Friday ArtWalk

Check out Francie & Finch Bookshop on First Friday!  Julie A. Childers will be our featured artist.   Influenced by classes at UNL in Drawing, Design, Photography Julie also takes her inspiration and some technique… Read More

August 4, 2017

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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