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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.

We are buying 
 
today!

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Authors in the House

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What Our Customers Say…

Cara Gehmann

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
5
Roger Hughlett

I was in town over the holiday and my dad took me to this gem of a bookstore. I scored a first edition of a Hunter S Thompson collection for next to nothing. Later that day I returned with an old friend and we both found a handful of collectible editions by Tom Robbins, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, and Henry Miller. The only possible weak(ish) link was the lack of a philosophy section. I’ve visited bookstores from coast to coast and in Europe. This place holds its own with the best of them. I’ll be back.

Roger Hughlett
5

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