Textbook Sales Go Onlineby Kim Johnson • August 17, 2016 Share:
Students asked. We listened.
Beginning this fall, the Wabash College Bookstore will offer online textbook ordering. The Bookstore has partnered with MBS Direct to offer a new, convenient, and low-cost way to purchase, rent, and return textbooks.
Tom Keedy, Director of Business Auxiliaries said, “We surveyed students and found only one-third of them used the Bookstore as their initial source for textbook purchasing.”
The new service will allow students to order textbooks 24/7 from any computer or hand-held device. The site allows students to compare new and used prices, and before purchasing a textbook see how much they will receive if they use MBS for book buy-back at the end of the semester.
In addition to new and used pricing, students will also have the option of “going to the marketplace” to purchase directly from other users often at drastically reduced prices.
“We think students will really like the new options,” said Keedy. “After talking with students, we worked with people both on campus and off to come up with a great solution.”
The Bookstore hopes to move all textbook sales online by Fall 2017. However, the bookstore will continue to carry course packets and other course compilations not carried online.
Purchase textbooks through MBS Direct here.