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Prospects Take Tour of MBS Home Office

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/27/16 5:07 PM

It's known throughout the industry that MBS prides itself in rolling out the red carpet for bookstores as they visit the company's home office in Columbia, Missouri. That treatment isn't limited to MBS' existing customers, however. The company's doors are also open to stores who don't currently partner with MBS interested in learning more about the services and access to quality used titles MBS can provide, as three stores saw Tuesday.

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UD Bookstore Sees the Difference a Wholesaler Can Make

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/25/16 8:16 AM

University of Dayton Bookstore had been a loyal partner store to its wholesaler for four decades. They had no particular qualms about their wholesaler or how they did business, but when the store needed more used titles to help students’ textbook scholarships go further, officials took a closer look at the alternative sources they'd utilized to fill gaps in their orders.

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Columbus State Community College Promotes Textbook Affordability

Posted by admin on 11/10/13 10:00 PM

In recent years, the rising cost of textbooks has caught the attention of everyone from government agencies to the media. But, college stores have been taking action against the issue for years, ensuring they offer the lowest prices possible to their students. Columbus State Community College, located in Columbus, Ohio, has been at the forefront of the movement, doing all that they can to provide the best value; and they have faculty, students, administration and, of course, bookstore staff members, involved in the effort.

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NDSU Bookstore Gains More Used Books with Blitz Buys

Posted by Stephanie Kubas on 11/11/12 10:00 PM

Between rogue buyers and online retailers, students now have plenty of options when it comes to where to sell their books. That’s why it’s so important that college stores continually evolve their buyback strategy.

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Auburn University Bookstore Lets Their Shelves Do The Talking

Posted by admin on 6/14/11 11:00 PM

By definition, being proactive means creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen, rather than responding to it after the fact. And in today’s collegiate retail industry, it’s becoming a word synonymous with success.

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