Joplin’s Only Full Line Used Book Store

Most used book stores carry only paperback books from the romance and western genres. That is not the kind of bookstore you find here!

At Always Buying Books, we make all types of books available to our customers. We carry paperbacks and hardbacks … fiction and non-fiction … old and new … popular and obscure.

In fact, our current in-store inventory includes over 80,000 books … give or take 3 or 4!

Books Bought Per Week

Books On Our Shelves

Books In Storage

Book Signing Events

We Buy, Sell & Trade Books

If you have books you want to sell or trade, bring them into the store. If you are interested in adding to your collection, explore thousands of titles in every genre of fiction, as well as non-fiction and resource materials. We buy, sell and trade any types of books, from classics to contemporary.

Book Signings

Always Buying Books is known in the Joplin area as “The Place” for book signings by popular authors. We host many local, regional and national authors, so keep your eye on our site for announcements of upcoming events!

We Need To Buy Your Books!

We sold so many books during our last sale that our storage buildings are empty!! Not really, we have a ton of books… but we want MORE! Bring in your unwanted books and we will find them a new home.

We are buying 

Recent Facebook Giveaway Winners

Now collecting votes for (Bob) Employee of the (Bob) Year (Bob)

Thank You!

A big thank you to the Joplin Globe and local TV stations for the coverage of the resurgence of Book Stores!

What Our Customers Say…

Never seen a better selection of classics in one place.

Skaught Patterson
Kansas City, Missouri

View More

Really cool place to look for books. Its out of the way and local. The staff is awesome and they have some really good books you wouldn't normally find elsewhere. There is something about buying a book from a book store that is so much more satisfying than shopping online.

Tyler Tracy
Google Review

View More