Textbooks are required to be purchased for some courses at La Salle. Our required booklist is published each spring, listing all texts. View/download the 2013-2014 book list. The required school theme summer reading list can be found here.
Book Buy Back:
In order to sell books to MBS, you must have an account. New accounts can only be set up by calling MBS at 1-800-325-3252 or going online to our bookstore. You must set up your account and generate your buy back quote before coming to the book buy back. During second semester finals week, La Salle hosts a book buy back for MBS Direct. MBS will purchase books from families based on their need to re-sell them to any of the hundreds of schools they work with. Even if La Salle is not utilizing the book, there may be other schools using it. Please note that books purchased originally from MBS will have a higher buyback price. MBS will make the final determination on book condition for buy back.
Students and parents have many options for purchasing their textbooks:
1 – La Salle partners with an online reseller MBS Direct for all of our textbooks. Specific student booklists are automatically generated through the MBS website by selecting scheduled courses. MBS offers guaranteed buybacks and loyalty bonuses to customers reducing the overall annual book cost. Click here for a link to La Salle's bookstore on MBS Direct.
2 – La Salle publishes ISBN numbers for each book on our booklist. Students and parents can use this unique book number to find the book at many other online retailers. If you are having trouble, try doing separate searches for both the ISBN 10, 13 and with and without the dashes.
3 – Parents and students can buy and sell books to each other. Please use the booklist published in the late spring / summer to ensure proper ISBN / edition.
Other book information:
We work hard to limit our booklist to only those texts required. Whenever possible, from year to year, we will create classroom-based sets of books. We understand and are sensitive to the costs involved in textbooks and work hard to limit the impact on families. Please note that many books for AP and honors classes are college-level and will cost significantly more. Some books are available in electronic format and students are welcome to utilize this option.