Just received a phone call of X from Florida. He said that some of the books I bought/had bought and that he was stocking/had been stocking in his basement were destroyed in the hurricane. I thought that the Book of XXXX could be in the list, so would it be possible for you to find another copy of it?
Just would like to know if "had bought" and "had been stocking" would better. I'm not sure because it seem obvious that before being destroyed in the hurricane, the records had been bought and stocked. I think in this case the context is clear enough to understand without past perfect