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Books Behind Bars

For the last 5 years, Always Buying Books has donated books to city and county jails, as well as state and federal prisons.

These books come at no cost to the inmates.

We have also helped another bookstore in Illinois begin a very similar program in their state.

2021 Books For Vernon County Jail

Girl’s Night Out

As always, Girls Night Out was a smashing success! Be sure to watch our Facebook page and website for details on the next event!

Always Buying Puzzles

We are BUYING and SELLING puzzles right now.

Check out our puzzle inventory, the largest selection of puzzles in the Midwest… priced to sell.

Makes a great Christmas gift.

Our selection of puzzles is growing

Authors In The House

We are inviting local authors (published, and maybe even some unpublished) to come by the store and record a 3 to 5 minute video discussing their book.

We have several videos so far, check them out below! And always keep up with the latest additions on our Facebook page.

Gary Sosniecki

Randy Turner

Larry Dablemont

Lisa Livingston-Martin

Randy Corbin

Troy Peterson

Summer Farnsworth

Izzy B

Margarite Stever

Larry Wood

Books We Need

We have BUYERS WAITING for the following books:

  • Classics
  • Minister’s Library

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

Recent Donations

Always Buying Books loves to donate books to local institutions. Recently we made donations to several charities, including:

  • 72 pairs of socks and 50 paperback books to the Joplin City Jail
  • 100 books to the Jasper County Jail
  • Dozens of books to the Carl Junction Little Library
  • 32 kids movies, 100 kids and women’s books, 8 journals, and 40 beanies to Lafayette House

Bob With Books And Socks
Recent Donations to the jail and library

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