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Community Writing Conference

Join us on Saturday, July 27th from 10 to 3:30pm for the Community Writing Conference.

This event is sponsored by Always Buying Books & hosted by the Joplin’s Writer’s Guild.

The cost is $20 and it takes place at the Joplin VFW 534.

Announcing: Short Story Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Short Story Contest.

Congratulations to our winner and finalists!


1st Place
Billie Holladay Skelley
“Full of Dickens”


Finalist
Jessica Carrick
“New Dawn”


Finalist
Larry Wood
“Murder at the Emporium”

Always Buying Books Gives Back

Carl Junction recently voted down a Property Sales Tax bond to build a library. As a result, a group of people have decided to build one collectively, and Always Buying Books has donated to the cause. We are always proud to give back to our community!

Free-Friday Giveaway

Our Free-Friday Hardback Modern Fiction giveaway was a huge success. Watch for more events like this in the near future!

Also, we have added a $1 Christian Book Fiction Table! More titles added daily.

Successful Book Signing

We had another successful book signing event with Kay Merkel Boruff!

Classics Section

Our Classics section includes more books than anyone else in the area.

Also in leather!

The Stacy Moss Room

Our children’s section has been greatly enlarged. I

We have renamed it the Stacy Moss Room!

Christian Books Section

Our Christian Books Section has been greatly expanded!

Facebook Giveaways

Our Facebook Weekly Giveaways have been a HUGE success.

We are happy to be giving away TWO free books per week! Go to our Facebook page for details on how YOU can win a free book!