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Welcome to MBS

Driven by your success

Our defining goal is to simplify every aspect of course material distribution for our partners. No matter what tomorrow's students need, we'll ensure you're ready to provide it.

With history dating back more than 100 years, our roots run deep. We've branched out over the years — expanding and adapting — and the strength and stability we offer our partners is built on a commitment to your success.

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How Reworks Help You Get More Books

Wantlists can be handled in different ways, but the goal is always the same: get more access to books you need at the lowest possible cost. One of the best methods to do that is by utilizing wantlist reworks. A rework is when your wantlist is compared to the available inventory more than once a day. For example, when you submit a wantlist to MBS and leave it there for a length of time, it can be compared against our inventory multiple times a day. Each time the list is compared, that is a rework.

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Our store’s relationship with MBS has been extremely beneficial. We’ve gotten the total package through our partnership — everything we use is integrated. No matter what goal we’ve tried to accomplish, we’ve always gone through MBS.

Mark Beisecker

Bookstore Director, University of California, Santa Barbara

Realize your store's potential

Flourishing college stores start with MBS. With the largest inventory of used books in the industry, a full range of retail technology and comprehensive support, we can provide your store with the tools and resources you need to grow. Find out how MBS has helped stores like yours solve challenges and achieve their goals.

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