Book List

The 2021-2022 Book List is available here. (Best to use bookstore though.) 2022-23 list available around July 7, 2022.

Book Buyback & Rental Return



Rentals from the bookstore must be returned to MBS Direct by logging into your account in the bookstore and following the instructions.

Book Buyback will be initiated online through MBS Direct with the option of a FREE shipping label or an EZ Drop on campus May 25 & 26 (details below). The best buyback prices are available mid-May through early-June through O’Dowd’s exclusive book vendor, MBS Direct. See the PDF instructions or follow the steps below:

1. Go to this link
2. Click “Menu” and “Sell Your Textbooks”
3. Follow the prompts & enter ISBNs. You can also enter the ISBNs of books you purchased elsewhere to see if they have buyback value.
4. Confirm your books, delivery address and payment method
5. Click “Submit your buyback”
6. Print the quote and optional FREE shipping label. You’ll need one quote for every six books.
7. Grab a box and ship the books back yourself or bring your books to your school on the designated EZ Drop Buyback Day.

Didn’t receive a FREE shipping label?
Please email [email protected] and they will email you a prepaid shipping label to cover the cost of mailing MBS Direct your buyback shipment. Please include the buyback quote with your buyback shipment.

EZ Drop Buyback:

DATE: May 25-26, 2022
TIME: 8:30am – 3:00pm
PLACE: Dominican 10 (across from Athletics)

Refer to HELP CENTER for FAQs and further information about Selling Textbooks and Guaranteed Buyback.

Unacceptable and acceptable textbook conditions:

Because books are resold to other students, MBS does not accept or pay for buyback books with:

  • Stains or water damage
  • Missing, torn, or loose pages
  • Missing, torn, or loose covers
  • Excessive writing or marking
  • Excessive writing on the edges
  • A broken spine
  • Torn or damaged binding


A textbook can still be in good condition if it shows signs of general use and wear and tear, such as:

  • Some writing or notes
  • Highlighting, from a little to a lot
  • Rounded or dog-eared corners
  • Minor scrapes or scratches
  • Faded cover art
  • Creased pages


Bishop O’Dowd provides the following eBooks at no cost to families:
HMH Algebra I (CA Common Core edition)
HMH Algebra II (CA Common Core edition)
Biology , 2019
American Nation, 2005
Environmental Science, 2011
Living by Chemistry
Growing Toward Intimacy