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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.

Birthday Sale 2021

Bob's Birthday Sale

Thursday, October 28th to Saturday, October 30th

Entire store will be 25% to 50% OFF!

Children's Reading Hour

Saturday, October 30th
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bring your kids to Reading Hour!

Margarite Stever

Book Signing

Saturday, October 30th
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Come out and get your book signed by Margarite Stever

We are buying 
Adopt A Teacher

Help Put Books In Classrooms

Always Buying Books has a new community outreach program called Teacher of the Month! Every month, we will select a teacher and donate $50 worth of books for their classroom.

Friends and family can “adopt a teacher” by donating additional funds towards the classroom. So far, 3 teachers have received over $500 for books in their classrooms.

Click HERE to check out this month’s honorary teacher!

What Our Customers Say…

Great selection and great prices. I had a gift card and was able to buy more than I could carry and I still have some to spend later!

Lindsey Hobson
Joplin, MO

FAVORITE BOOKSTORE IN TOWN!!!! They have an excellent collection and their books are in great shape!!! They even go out of their way to help you find things. Also, they have the lowest and the fairest prices in town. No one else can compare!

Hillory Grant
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