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Bibles & Commentaries – $4 each

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New T-Shirts – $8 each

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Honey!!! Not much left in stock.
Get it while we still have some.
20oz for $12
40ox for $24

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Supporting Joplin NALA

Sales from our Book Buffet, as well as donations from several local authors, helped Always Buying Books contribute to the Joplin NALA organization.

NALA is a great organization that supports adult literacy in our community.

  • 2022 Joplin Nala Donation
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On September 8th, the Joplin NALA will be having a “Literacy Liftoff” at the MSSU Soccer Fields. Admission is FREE.

Will be tons of entertainment, including DJs, yard games, and raffles. There will also be tethered hot air balloon rides and food trucks!

Email Grace at to learn more!

Self-Reliant Books

We have purchased new books to add to our existing selection of used Self-Reliant Books! Now, approximately 600 books for you to choose from:

  • Gardening
  • Canning
  • Mushrooms
  • Chickens
  • Cows
  • Herbs
  • Essential Oils
  • Much, Much More!

Puzzling Pleasure

Check out our very own Alyse in the newspaper!

Don’t forget, we are always buying and selling puzzles!

Alyse Puzzle Page In Newspaper

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

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 local nonprofit organizations. These books are either over flows from the store or books we bought in bulk.

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

These books are weeded daily, and we add more every day as well!