Why Choose MBS?

What sets us apart from the others? Find out more about what drives us and what keeps us looking to the future.

The MBS Direct Difference

MBS Difference

In 1973, as the University Book Company, we switched our focus to buying and selling used textbooks. Since then, we’ve been dedicated to supplying the resources our partner stores need in order to thrive and stay independent, from providing one of the largest inventories of used books in the industry to the latest innovations in course material management. Learn how our experience helps us create the foundation for your store’s future.

See the Difference

Our Case Studies

Case studies

Every store is different, but we've found that many share similar experiences. Learn how we were able to help our partner stores resolve common issues in this collection of case studies.

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How have we helped our partner schools excel? Let them tell you in their own words! Find out how having more options, access to a comprehensive inventory and exceptional service has made a difference for their institution.

Hear Our Testimonials