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 
 
today!

Recent Facebook Giveaway Winners

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

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for Always Buying Books as their Joplin Globe’s Favorite of the Four States


Also, next time you’re in the store, check out our cool new front door graphic, courtesy of Cutting Loose!

What Our Customers Say…

My FAVORITE happy place. I love spending time here, and I always feel welcome.

Bonnie June Shivley
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I was VERY please with the atmosphere, and the pleasant people I came into contact with who worked there, Bob being one of them. I was able to take my time and look through what they had, and the prices were amazing. I am definitely coming here first from now on for my favorite novels.

Cara Gehmann
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