Columbus Academy "In Quest of the Best"
July 16, 2019

Dear Upper School Families,


By this time, you should have received in the mail a list of scheduled classes for the upcoming school year. This is an announcement that Columbus Academy's online bookstore is now open. Please note that until midnight on July 23 , all orders of $99 or more will receive free shipping.
If you are interested in purchasing used books, the sooner you go online, the more likely those books will be available to you. New books are guaranteed to be available by MBS Direct, our institution's official textbook provider.

To order textbooks and course materials with convenience and accuracy, follow these steps: 
  • Access our Online Bookstore at
  • Select the courses in which your upper school student is enrolled.
  • Select new or used books. (Messages on the ordering site will indicate if the teacher requires the book to be new. Some messages will indicate that books will be provided by the instructor or that no book is required.)
  • Enter your mailing address and credit card information.
Please place your order by August 12 to ensure that you will have your books for the opening day of school.

In keeping with the commitment to money-savings, MBS Direct has developed services designed specifically for our school:  
  • FREE SHIPPING on textbook orders of $99 or more during the first week of sales from Tuesday, July 16, through Tuesday, July 23 (free shipping for "out of stock" items still applies if you order those items now but select for your entire order to be shipped together once all of it is ready).
  • Customer Loyalty Program -- when you buy from CA's online bookstore and choose to sell your books back to MBS, you will receive top-dollar for each book that is in-demand, plus an additional buyback bonus for being a loyal customer.
  • MBS has once again partnered with Barnes & Noble Marketplace to make shopping for used books from third-party sellers more accessible and convenient.
Columbus Academy chose MBS Direct to provide you with competitive prices for textbooks, the highest level of service, and because they can guarantee you the correct book every time you order. You can choose other online ordering options, but you must check MBS to find out what books are needed for each class.

Please CLICK HERE to access  Columbus Academy's Online Bookstore .
Questions or concerns about the ordering process, or any other product and service MBS Direct offers, should be directed to the MBS Direct 24-7 customer service team at 1-800-325-3252 or If you prefer to speak with the person at Columbus Academy who handles the book-ordering process, you can reach Jennifer Lange at 614-509-2281.