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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.

Hank Rotten 2021

Hank Rotten

Friday, January 15th
12:30 am to 1:00 am

Hank Rotten invites Bob on to his show on KSN Friday night!

We are buying 

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What Our Customers Say…

Adam Pugh

New books are rotated into the stock regularly. Recent reorganization of the store looks great. If you like piles of books, searching for treasures, and people named Bob – this is the shop for you. Every time I am in Joplin I pick up a stack of delightfully used paperbacks.

Adam Pugh
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Lindsey Hobson

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

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