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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 inventory includes over 40,000 books on shelves, and 40,000 more in storage!

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.

Bob's Birthday Sale

Saturday, October 24th

Join us October 24th for Bob's Annual Birthday Sale!

Children's Reading Hour

Tuesday, October 27th
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Stacy Moss will be reading to the kids & providing treats.

Trick or Treat graphic with kid dressed up and black cat

Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 31st
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Bring the kids to Always Buying Books on Halloween!

We are buying 

Recent Facebook Giveaway Winners

Alyse, the bag lady, filling book bags with books for kids.

Alyse, the Bag Lady

Alyse is building book bags for different ages.

20 books for only $4.00

What Our Customers Say…

Ryan Hunter

Quaint little book store. Owner was fun to talk to.

Ryan Hunter
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Steven Maddox

EXEMPLARY, INCULPABLE. Mucho Gusto, Mr. Bob Wolfe. ( By the way, sentence is exactly 50 characters, HAHA )

Steven Maddox
Carl Junction, Missouri
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