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!

We Love Readers of ALL Ages

THE PEANUT SHOPPING CART for our little ones.

Authors Wanted!

We are currently setting up book signings for the next couple of months.

If YOU are an author and would like to be a part of a book signing, please contact us asap!

What Our Customers Say…

I went this book shop looking for some Robin Cook novels that I haven't read yet, and this is the first place in the Joplin/Webb City area that had em! Plus, had a large Brenda Novak and James Patterson collection. Not to mention the plethora of classic books. Some as old as 1812. A very large Oscar Wilde section. they have books for children and teens, cookbooks, Whatever you're looking for, he's got it! Best bookshop EVER!

Erin Nations
Joplin, Missouri
5

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Great book store with reasonable prices, friendly staff and owners, and a fantastic donation program. I will be going back and plan on recommending them in the future.

Ashley Martin
Google Review
5

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