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Middle School Book Buyback Information

By the Emerson School Business Office

For your convenience, buyback will be offered online only at It’s simple and you can login anytime, 24/7, to MBS from your computer. No need to worry about dates or times for the books to be returned to the school.

  1. Visit
  2. Search for “Emerson School” and select it from the results list
  3. Click “Sell Your Books”
  4. Sign in or click “I don’t have an account”
  5. Your previous purchases will be listed. Make sure the box on the right (Add Items) is checked for the books you will be selling (uncheck the box if you will not be selling the book back) and click continue.
  6. To add books, enter the ISBNs of the books you would like to sell
  7. Click “Price My Books” and review your Buyback Cart before clicking “Proceed to Check Out”
  8. Review the four key areas when checking your books, click “Continue”
  9. Review your mailing address and payment option, click “Finalize My Buyback Quote”
  10. Print 2 copies of the finalized buyback quote (Please note, your quote is not finalized unless it includes a quote number).
  11. Print return labels. Put books and a copy of the book quote in box, attach return label to box, mail

Once MBS receives your books, you will receive an email confirmation. You will receive another email confirming the buyback value of your books. Please allow approximately 2-4 weeks for the entire process to occur.

Please remember, MBS may not purchase all the books that you would like to sell during this time because of their supply and demand. However, feel free to check MBS’s website at a later date. MBS does not purchase workbooks and pays very little for paperbacks.

Below is a list of the books by grade to keep for the following year. DO NOT sell back.

Language Arts: Write Source and Write Source Skills Book
Latin: Jenney’s First Year Latin (textbook and workbook)
Social Studies: Creating America
Spanish: Ven Conmigo! Level 1 (textbook, activity book, and grammar book)

Algebra: Algebra 1
Latin: Jenney’s First Year Latin (textbook and workbook); Bantam New College Latin/English Dictionary
Spanish: Ven Conmigo! Level 2 (textbook, workbook, and grammar book)

The 2016/2017 Middle School Books will not post on the MBS website until July 1, 2016. Prior to July 1, 2016 the 2015-2016 Middle School Book list will still be posted.