Wyoming Seminary Online Bookstore
ORDERING BOOKS FROM MBS DIRECT
There is a change in store for Upper School students returning for the 2016-17 school year: all textbooks will now be ordered online from Sem’s new virtual bookstore powered by MBS Direct.
Students will need their course lists, created during the spring term, when ordering books from the virtual bookstore. Students and parents will find the list of required books by locating the course title and/or course number in the bookstore.
Sem’s new book distributor, MBS Direct, offers options to purchase new or used texts or subscribe to eBooks. Families also will have an opportunity to sell textbooks back to MBS Direct through their “buyback” option. A book purchased for $70 may earn a credit of $40 when returned to MBS, making the final book cost only $30. The bookstore accepts credit cards or PayPal and will offer free shipping for orders over $99 placed between August 1-14. Please be aware that some students may not have a final course schedule at that point, and it is possible that some books may have to be ordered after August 14; free shipping would not be available after August 14.
For day students and boarders living in or near Kingston, all books will be delivered directly to their homes. International students and boarders not living near campus will be directed to have their books delivered to the Upper School campus in an individual, personalized package.
Academic Dean Randy Granger has worked closely with MBS Direct to ensure each textbook listed is the correct edition required by the teacher. Textbooks will be delivered on time provided they are ordered on time. Please watch for future emails about the online bookstore for more information.
BOOKS NOT TO BE ORDERED FROM MBS
The list below includes books that will be provided to students either from the state of Pennsylvania or by Sem. You should not order the following books from MBS Direct:
• Spanish I
• Spanish II (textbook and communicate workbook are provided, students will need to purchase the Vocabulary and Grammar workbook)
• Spanish III
• French I
• French II
• Public Speaking
• AP Art and Music History
• Anatomy I and II
• Forensics I and II
• Biology Honors
• Masterpieces of Music
• Chemistry Honors Binder (charged to student account)
• Geometry Binder or online resource (charge for binder, no charge for online)
• Art History (online resources)
• STEM (online resources)
• Presidential Elections class (online resources)
• The AB and BC Calculus books are the same book.