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Posted by Erica Martin on 6/16/16 4:38 PM

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Sourcing for Success: Experience a Simple, More Efficient Process with MBS’ New Sourcing Service

Posted by Guest Contributor on 6/1/16 3:00 AM

Today’s textbook market is more competitive. College stores now competes with thousands of online sellers, from Amazon to individual sellers. This gives the student shopper hundreds — if not thousands — of options for acquiring their course materials, as well as the means to easily compare prices. One way for stores to compete is by augmenting their traditionally-obtained inventory with sourcing through the marketplace. To learn more about how new avenues of sourcing can benefit your store, check out this Q&A from President of MBS Textbook Exchange LLC David Henderson. 

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MBS: The Story So Far [Video]

Posted by Dean Asher on 3/29/16 11:30 PM

Today, MBS is known across North America as a leading wholesaler and systems developer for college stores. But did you know that before we had hundreds of thousands of titles on hand in a 350,000-square-foot warehouse, there was a time when we were just two full-time employees in an old grocery store?

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MBS Bids Fond Farewell to Steve Schwarz

Posted by Dean Asher on 3/17/16 9:39 AM

The mezzanine at MBS' corporate headquarters was overflowing with sourdough bread and puns as friends, family and coworkers gathered to congratulate former Western Regional Manager for Wholesale Steve Schwarz on his retirement.

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The MBS Digital Foreword

Posted by Erica Martin on 1/1/16 4:22 PM

The Digital Foreword is packed with interactive features, instructional demos and exclusive content to bring you even more of the latest industry news. It’s a whole new way to experience Foreword!

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What We Have in Common with the Kansas City Royals

Posted by Dean Asher on 11/4/15 2:57 AM

Last weekend, the Kansas City Royals made history by beating the New York Mets in Game 5 to score their second World Series win in four appearances. First and foremost, we wish the team a big congrats from down Interstate 70!

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Join Us in Recognition of Our Longtime Employees

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/21/15 8:55 AM

MBS didn't become the premier textbook wholesaler and college store systems provider overnight, and it definitely didn't get there without lots of help.

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What Do Our Reps Have in Common with Thoroughbreds?

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/12/15 3:40 AM

For partner stores across the country, our field force make up the face of MBS. Whether you’ve got a question about our services, the college retail industry or anything else, they’re available to help you find a solution so your store can continue to thrive.

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Booklog Users Gain Access to More Used Titles with MBS Partnership

Posted by Dean Asher on 6/25/15 1:20 PM

As the college retail industry continues to change, the independent college store is still the primary source for course materials for higher education learners in North America.

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MBS Salutes Our Newest Citizens

Posted by Dean Asher on 6/17/15 12:00 AM

MBS is dedicated to its employees and to celebrating diversity. That's why, during our company barbecue June 13, we took some time out to honor the 61 men and women who have earned their United States citizenship since coming to work with us.

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