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? 


Poetry Readings – Valerie Wallace & Adrienne Christian

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  In House of McQueen Valerie Wallace builds a fantastical world using both original language and excerpts drawn from interviews, supermodels, Shakespeare, and more. At turns fierce and vulnerable, precise and… Read More

May 5, 2018

August Moon – Live Performance

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Enjoy First Friday and the local art and live music. August Moon is a local folk and Celtic band with acoustic guitars and stand up double bass. All in a… Read More

May 4, 2018

Book Talk & Signing with Channy Chhi Laux

Join us at 4:00 p.m. and meet Channy Chhi Laux, author of “Short Hair Detention: Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old-Girl Surviving the Cambodian Genocide”.  Channy will share her compelling story, “Surviving the Khmer Rouge:  Challenges &… Read More

April 21, 2018

Loren Eiseley’s Nebraska: A Digital Story Map

Join us, 6:00 p.m. for a presentation of the newly produced Digital Story Map of Loren Eiseley. Loren Eiseley was a writer and anthropologist who spent his formative years in Nebraska. Much of the writing… Read More

April 26, 2018

Creative Commons Zine Launch

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  After a year of creative workshops, panels and speakers, the Creative Commons has put together its third annual zine. This zine is made entirely by UNL students with work centering… Read More

April 28, 2018

Saturdays with Soul

010:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Books Mimosas Meditation Relax into the weekend by joining Jacy Schwager for a soul-centered book discussion followed by a guided meditation. We’re excited to host Hinterland Asana & Meditation.  Meet… Read More

May 5, 2018

Storytime with Uncle Lew

Saturday, May 5th, 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Celebrate Children’s Book Week with New Mexico-based storyteller, Lewis Baxter. “Uncle Lew” will read Eeny, Meeny, Miny & Moe: The Fighting Armadillos from Old El Paso and other… Read More

May 5, 2018

Ted Kooser Book Release, Poetry Reading & Signing

Join us Saturday, May 12th at 2:00 p.m.  Ted Kooser’s new book, Kindest Regards, collects poems from more than fifty years of writing, much of it done in Nebraska where he was employed by a… Read More

May 12, 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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