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Our Response to the 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!

NOTE: Our store hours are the SAME as always, and we are STILL BUYING BOOKS!!!

Check out our Facebook page for information and updates!

Books We Need

We have BUYERS WAITING for the following books:

  • True crime
  • Beekeeping
  • Home schooling

Outside buying, no wait, we unload! No limit, small or large.

Over 200 Stephen King Books

Come shop for Stephen King at Always Buying Books.

We have over 200 copies in stock, hardback and paperback.

New Books By Local Authors In Stock NOW

Here’s a heads up!

These “just published” books by local authors (members of the Joplin writers guild) are in stock NOW. Available for purchase, they and others will be signing and selling their books this November & December. Keep your eyes on our website for more information.

Joplin area is well known for its authors, both fiction and nonfiction. They all go through ALWAYS BUYING BOOKS, having about 200 book signings in the last 18 years.

You do not have to be a member of the Joplin Writers Guild for a book signing, but why wouldn’t you? They let me join!

The Book Buffet Is Open

The Book Buffet consists of a TON of books that were just pulled off the shelves.

Located outside on the porch, this is a great sale of table after table books.

Take as many as you like, all we ask is that you make a donation which goes to local nonprofit organizations.

Check it every day.

The books we pulled off the shelves came from our Classics section. A lot of Biographies of famous authors and some of their works. We weeded about 200 books and our Classics section looks great!

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.

Open to all authors.

Always Buying Books Gives Back

Alyse was happy to give 160 children’s books to the children’s home!

We also donated 300 books of the most current authors of the last 20 years to the new Carl Junction Library. We were proud to have the Joplin Globe feature the event.

Classics Section

Our Classics section includes more books than anyone else in the area.

Also in leather!

The Stacy Moss Room

Our children’s section has been greatly enlarged.

We have renamed it the Stacy Moss Room!

Facebook Giveaways

Our Facebook Weekly Giveaways have been a HUGE success.

Watch for more Facebook giveaways by going to our Facebook page!