This year books may be purchased from a variety of sources to include iBooks, Amazon and MBS Direct. In some cases, especially for Ninth Graders, the electronic version of texts will be required. In other cases, students may choose either the electronic or print version. Below are some simple requirements for the various vendors:
iBooks: Make sure you have an Apple ID and click on the link using an iPad to make your purchase.
Amazon Kindle eBooks: Make sure you have a Kindle account from Amazon. Kindle books may be purchased from a computer or an eReader (Kindle, iPad) and then sent to a student's device.
MBS is the online bookstore used by Francis Parker. Most of our print textbooks can be purchased through this link. MBS also sells some eBooks and Web Assign computer supplemental material.
Under the course listing, we will list situations where students may choose either the print or the electronic version.
If for any reason, you wish to purchase from another vendor or bookseller, make sure that the edition you purchase matches the edition assigned to the course.
School Bookstore - MBS Direct
Order your Parker course books directly through MBS Direct, one of the largest distributors of books in the nation. Enjoy access to the online bookstore 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can even resell used books, buy used books, and return unused books for excellent savings.
- Visit the online Francis Parker School MBS Bookstore.
- Click “Order my books” and follow the instructions to select the current school term, find your division (Middle or Upper), your course(s) and then add any required new or used books to your shopping cart.
- Pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
- Orders will ship within 24 hours.
You can purchase books by calling MBS Direct at 800-325-3252. MBS call operators are available:
Monday-Thursday, 7:00am to 10:00pm CDT/CS
Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm CDT/CST
Saturday, 8:00am to 5:00pm CDT/CST
Sunday, 12:00pm to 4:00pm CDT/CST
You can also fax your order to 1-800-449-0143. Include your school name and the course numbers that are included on your class list.
Financial Aid Instructions
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Voucher codes and instructions were communicated to financial aid recipients in July. If you did not receive this information or have misplaced it, please email either Erin Aiston or Tera Gigax: