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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.

Sleuths Ink

Sleuth's Ink Mystery Writers

Saturday, September 18th
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Sleuth's Ink Mystery Writers of Springfield will be here for a 10 author event!

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!

Authors in the House

Check out the latest videos in the series! For see ALL the videos, click HERE.

Dellaca Ferraiz Reynolds

Gary Sosniecki

What Our Customers Say…

It has that feeling of home when you walk in the door. Friendly, welcoming staff. Large selection of books, at great prices. What’s not to recommend?

Ronnie James Ogle
Joplin, MO

Love love love this book store!!

Madi Seelye
Joplin, MO
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