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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.

Stacy Moss

Children's Reading Hour

Tuesday, April 13th
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Stacy Moss for Children's Reading Hour!

Larry Wood

Book Signing

Saturday, April 17th
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Larry Wood will be with us signing his books!

Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out

Friday, April 30th
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Girls Night Out RETURNS this April!

We are buying 

Recent Facebook Giveaway Winners

Authors in the House

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Larry Dablemont

Lisa Livingston-Martin

What Our Customers Say…

Jesse Jones

Very good. Great customer service. I will definitely be back.

Jesse Jones
Kelly Renee Radel

I love reading. I have a nook, but it’s the same price to purchase books there as it is in person. So Friday I took my sick wee one to check out some books for Momma. We found 3, I finished 600+ pages being sick & taking care of my sweet girl in 2 days! I couldn’t put it down. It felt very good to have a book back in my hands! The service was lovely & friendly & it’s so nice to have a place we don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to enjoy! We will definitely be repeat customers!

Kelly Renee Radel

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