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This is my favorite place in Joplin! Bob and Elise are just the greatest people ever. They go out of their way to make sure you have a good day there. Also they have such an impressive collection of books (and globes🌏 🙂 Love that place♡

Emily Yates

Love love love this book store!!

Madi Seelye
Joplin, MO

I went this book shop looking for some Robin Cook novels that I haven’t read yet, and this is the first place in the Joplin/Webb City area that had em! Plus, had a large Brenda Novak and James Patterson collection. Not to mention the plethora of classic books. Some as old as 1812. A very large Oscar Wilde section. they have books for children and teens, cookbooks, Whatever you’re looking for, he’s got it! Best bookshop EVER!

Erin Nations
Joplin, Missouri

As an avid reader, I love Always Buying Books for finding a great read. As a local author, I enjoy book signing events in the store and having my paperbacks on the local author shelf. The staff is friendly and incredibly helpful. I’ve asked about books that a librarian would have trouble finding and they know where it is and take you straight to it. Amazing service!

S.V. Farnsworth

I’ve been here a couple of times and I absolutely love this place! I would go every Saturday if I could!

Rikki McCurdy
Spavinaw, Oklahoma

Found some rare books I was looking for at a great price. Love to buy and sell there.

Julie Wootton

Well worth a visit anytime. Bob is a really awesome guy who always has time to share with a friend.

Daniel Darling

It is so good that bookstores like these still exist. Lots of chairs and places to sit. Great service and very helpful folks . I was looking in 4 boxes of books that had just come in. They didn’t scold me because they weren’t priced yet, as has happened in other stores but had me stack them and a gave me a great price for the lot.

Jackie Lewis-Harris
Ferguson, MO

This is a wonderful book store with knowledgeable friendly staff. A wide selection of books, author signings and easy access.

Star Atchison

Amazing books, prices, and people. By far my favorite used bookstore around!

Jessica Carrick
Diamond, MO