Buy the Book Used Bookstore to open in Delano on Saturday

WICHITA — If you think you’re busy, consider Heather Dellinger.

She works a full-time job, is getting her MBA at Friends University and now is opening Buy the Book Used Bookstore in Delano.

“I’m just very focused,” Dellinger says of how she’s doing it all.

The store, at 805 W. Maple near the intersection of Seneca and Maple, opens Saturday.

For now, it will be open only on the weekends – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Within a month or so, Dellinger says she’ll add evening hours as well.

The store will sell all genres of used books and take trade as well.

“Books have just always been a passion of mine,” Dellinger says.

She’s also always wanted to own her own business.

“So it just kind of goes hand-in-hand.”

The shop is 800 square feet, but Dellinger wouldn’t mind running out of room.

“I would love to have that problem.”

She particularly likes the Delano area.

“It’s historic, and it’s a beautiful area, and there’s a lot of foot traffic. It’s just a great area of town.”