New book store opens in Sidney

Dr. Mallard’s Just Ducky Books becomes seventh book store

Jeff Hutjens

A new book store — Sidney’s seventh overall — opened at the beginning of the month next to the Capital Iron store.

Called Dr. Mallard’s Just Ducky Books — and the store has its own resident ducklings — it features “as-new” books, sold for reasonable rates. Manager Jeff Hutjens says they’ve been welcomed with open arms by the community and by the other book stores in town.

“They have been fabulous,” he said. “They are certainly interested in having a piece of a much bigger pie.”

Hutjens, who said he’s only just recently gotten into the business, enjoys reading even though he only started as a young teen. He hopes his store and Sidney’s Booktown atmosphere in general, can help get other young people interested in reading. To help get started, he said his store offers a lot of comics, anime and manga (Japanese comics and graphic novels). Side-by-side with other more meaty reads and books, Hutjens said it’s his hope young people (and even older folks) will progress into full-fledged readers.

Dr. Mallard’s Just Ducky Books is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day and is located between Fifth Street and Safeway (in the Sidney Centre) in downtown Sidney.

 

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