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We Buy Gift Cards

Did you receive gift cards for Christmas, and you don’t plan to use them??

Don’t just let them go to waste. Bring them into the store and we’ll BUY them from you!!

New Classics Available!

Brand new classics just arrived! These have flex binding and are only $15 each.

Mansfield Park, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre & Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass!

On The Cover

Always Buying Books is on the cover of the November 2023 issue of Connection. Click the pic below to see the article!

We were also recently recognized as one of Missouri’s Top Independent Bookstores by Missouri Life Magazine… and we were interviewed by The Monett Times.

School Lunch Program

The Always Buying Books School Lunch program is making waves! We have recently been interviewed by KOAM, FOX News, and the Joplin Globe!

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The Book Buffet

The BOOK BUFFET outside on the sidewalk is full of great books, table after table, all available for a cash donation that goes towards a different area school each week. These books are either over flows from the store or books we bought in bulk.

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We go through the Book Buffet every day, adding new books and removing old ones.

Books are sectioned off with the RED RACKS. Paperback fiction, children’s books, hardback fiction, non-fiction, crafts, cookbooks, biographies, and Christian books.

Books Behind Bars

For the last 8 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.

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