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!

Recent Facebook Giveaway Winners

Local Author Spotlight

ALWAYS BUYING BOOKS will be SPOTLIGHTING local authors and their books in the next few months. If you are an author and have a book you want SPOTLIGHTED, stop by the store. Talk with Bob or Alyse.

Bring a book to be donated on Facebook or in-store giveaway and get in the SPOTLIGHT.

What Our Customers Say…

Something for everybody! Great selection and even better prices!

Montana Way
Menifee, California
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Love this place and the people! !! Best book store ever, with the best old book smell!

Stacy Moss
Joplin, Missouri
5

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