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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.

Mystery author Marty Knox

Book Signing

Saturday, July 24th
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us Saturday for a book signing with Marty Knox, author of fun, cozy mystery books.

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.

Gary Sosniecki

Randy Turner

What Our Customers Say…

Great store for an avid reader. Great prices and selection

Irene Smith

This is a gem!! I got 17 books for $44 and half of them were hardback. The owner is so nice and welcoming! Whenever I’m in joplin, stopping here is a must!!

Cathy Elizabeth

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