Important Note Concerning COVID-19 Situation

We understand our customers are very cautious about the Coronavirus outbreak. We are too! For this reason, we are making sure that you can continue shopping at Always Buying Books…. while maintaining your SAFETY at all times.

We are EXPERT shippers! That means, you can purchase books over the phone, and we will ship them to you so that you never even have to leave your home. If you are out and about, call ahead and we will meet you at the curb with your order.

As always, call us to discuss what we have in stock… and anything else you want to talk about, like great reading suggestions we have for you. Our store hours are the SAME as always, and we are STILL BUYING BOOKS!!!

Check out our Facebook page for information and updates!

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 

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

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