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2019 Textbook Buybacks

Dear Parents,

End of the year is right around the corner and the final week of classes and exams concludes with BOOK BUYBACK. Designed to reduce the cost of textbooks, the E-Z Drop buyback program at Priory is an opportunity to put money back in your pocket and to put more used books in circulation for next year. As a loyal customer, you will receive top-dollar value for each book that is in demand.

Please note: Your son will need some of his current books again next year; they should not be sold back through the buyback process. This is the list of books that will be used again:
Students in FORM I should keep
Warriner's High School Handbook
All Latin materials
Understanding the Scriptures
Didache Bible
Students in FORM II should keep
All French Materials
All Latin Materials
All Spanish Materials
Didache Bible
Students in FORM III should keep
Norton Anthology of Short Fiction
All French Materials
All Greek Materials
All Spanish Materials
World History, 2018 edition
Didache Bible
Students in FORM IV should keep
Algebra and Trigonometry (only students planning to take Precalculus should keep)
All French Materials
All Mandarin Materials
All Spanish Materials
Didache Bible
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Bradley’s Arnold Latin Prose Composition (only students planning to take AP Latin should keep)
Caesar's De Bello Gallico Notebook (only students planning to take AP Latin should keep)
Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico (only students planning to take AP Latin should keep)
Students in FORM V should keep
Calculus: Concepts and Contexts (only students planning to take Multivariable Calculus/AP Stats should keep)
Catechism of the Catholic Church (only students planning to take Friendship with God should keep)

Buyback Day for Seniors only is Friday, May 17 in Mrs. Willman’s office.

Buyback day for all other students is the last day of school, Thursday, May 23 from 7:30 a.m.-noon in room 105 of the High School (near the Campus Store). 

To sell back books:

  1. Go to Click “Log In to My Account.” Log in using the same user name and password used when books were ordered. This must be the same in order to receive top dollar for your books.
  2. Click on “Menu” in upper right hand corner.
  3. Click “Sell Your Textbooks.”
  4. Click “View Previously Purchased Books.” A list of books you purchased through MBS Direct will appear. Books that have a buyback offer will be listed first, along with the expiration date of the offer. Unclick the “Add Item” box for any books you do not wish to include in the buyback.
  5. Below the buyback books will be books you have purchased that don’t have a current offer for them. Check back closer to Buyback Day to see if an offer has been made on those titles. 
  6. Click “Add Selected Books.” Your Buyback Cart will appear. If you want to sell other books, add the ISBN numbers of those books in the “Add More Books” box on the right side of the screen.  The ISBN is a 10- or 13-digit number found on the back of the book. Click “Price Your Books.”
  7. View the price being offered to you for each book and select the books you want to sell.
  8. Click “Finalize Your Quote. Confirm your mailing details and select to be paid either by check or through PayPal. Click “Submit Your Buyback.”
  9. The quote will be emailed to you. Print two copies of the buyback quote for each six books returned.
  10. Bring your books and the buyback quote to school on Buyback Day.
  11. Receive a check in the mail or credit to your PayPal account within 2 to 4 weeks!


  • Login with the same username and password that was used to purchase books.
  • Inventory needs fluctuate daily. If your book is not being bought back today, keep trying. It may be accepted another day. More offers are made closer to the buyback days than earlier in the month.
  • You may try to sell back any surplus books you have. Buyback is not limited to Priory texts.
  • If you can’t make it to Priory on E-Z Drop Buyback Day, you have the option of shipping your texts directly to MBS Direct. Shipping will be at your expense.

I expect that you will find this system easy and rewarding. Please contact me if you have questions or would like more information.

One final note: The Virtual Bookstore through MBS Direct will open at 8 a.m., Monday, July 22 for ordering next year’s books. Mark your calendars.

Best regards,

Hilda Willman
Campus Store Manager
314-434-3690, ext. 140

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