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Rent a Bookstore

Rent our bookstore for 2 hours for parties or events!

You and your friends and family, NO outside customers present. Starting at $75.00.

ALL USED BOOKS WILL BE 50% off. We also provide soft drinks.

Hurry and pick a date and time!

This is great for birthdays, anniversaries, friends getting together, weddings, and book clubs.

Update on the Adopt An Inmate Program

We just received a nice note from the inmate “we” adopted from a Federal Penitentiary in Texas. We’ve sent package #2…thanks volunteers.

Always Buying Books provides the books, packaged and ready to ship. We have volunteers that have committed to picking up books and using their own money to pay for shipping.

The store’s name is on the envelope, so no inmate will make any contact.

This is a 3 month trial to see if the program works out.

The inmate we are helping is in Federal Prison in Texas. He contacted Always Buying Books, requesting reading material after reading THE JOPLIN GLOBE article about the books we sent to Jefferson City State Penitentiary.

Masks are optional at ABB

Always Buying Books is located in the VILLAGE OF AIRPORT DRIVE, which has its own governing elected officials and does not answer to Joplin.

That means there is no mask ordinance, so shopping at Always Buying Books does NOT require wearing a mask.

We DO ENCOURAGE masks. I have asked that our staff wear masks, but again not required.

Favorites of the Four States

The votes are in, and ONCE AGAIN Always Buying Books was voted the Four States Favorite Used Book Store!

Books We Need

We have BUYERS WAITING for the following books:

  • True crime
  • Science Fiction
  • Classics

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

Largest Selection of Educational, Childrens and Young Adult Books

Our children’s section has been greatly enlarged.

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