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Textbooks and Books for 2020-21

The primary source for Bellarmine textbooks and novels is MBS Direct.  This is the same online retail company that we have used for the last three years.  If you have ordered from MBS in the past you will continue to use the same account.  New families will need to create an account using the link below.  Nearly all books – print or digital; used or new; purchased or rented – are available on this website.

Student Schedule and Book List

A list of books needed for next year and your student(s) tentative schedule are mailed to Bellarmine families in late June. These schedules may be altered somewhat as to class period, but the academic course listings should be accurate. The books listed are those that are required for each class for the next school year. The fall book list link is available below -- as well as updates to the list as they may occur over the summer. The book list is also available online here through MBS Direct.

Ordering Information:
The online bookstore through MBS Direct will open on July 6, 2020.  At that time you can order all books for the school year. Free Shipping will be offered from July 26 through August 8 - we hope that you will take advantage of this benefit. All books needed for each class are on the booklist - this will not change when school starts in the fall. It is expected that all students will have their books on the first day of school - order early!

2020-21 Bellarmine Book List (PDF) updated 7.27.20

Non-Credit Card Orders

For those who prefer not to use their credit card, either online or over the phone, Bellarmine will set up accounts and you will be billed for the books you order through your Bellarmine tuition account. There is some set-up necessary from Bellarmine if you choose to have your books billed to your tuition account. Please contact Mary Graves at to begin this process.

Book List Updates

Due to changes by publishers, occasionally there are updates/changes to the book list sent to students in the spring. Please check back on this webpage for changes and updates as the summer progresses.

Options for Selling Used Books Back

MBS Direct
offers online buyback of books. If you click on the blue button below and then click on "Sell Your Books," it is an easy process to enter ISBNs from a book and determine if the book can be bought back and for how much. MBS will even pay the shipping to send them in.

Half-Price Books: This can be a good place to sell your used novels. They have several stores in our state -- the closest to campus being the one near the Tacoma Mall.

Others: There are many other online companies that will buy books if you do a little bit of searching.


If you have questions, please email faculty member Anita Emery, who coordinates the book information.