Bookstore and Required Textbook Lists
Bookstore Hours: Academic Year
Monday through Thursday - 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The St. Albans Bookstore sells books, school supplies, and athletic clothing, and is open when School is in session. Students do not need cash to purchase items; rather, they can use the five-digit ID number located on their photo ID card and on monthly statements from the School.
Click here to purchase Ruge Rules online.
Order your St. Albans textbooks online through the MBS Direct Virtual Bookstore.
Required Text Books for Upper and Lower School
The St. Albans Lower School is using an online book-purchasing program called MBS Direct. All Lower School families should purchase school books at: http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/stalbansschool.htm.
Click to read the MBS Direct information.
Click on the Upper School subject below to access the 2012-2013 US Required textbook lists.
Upper School English
Upper School Foreign Language
Upper School History
Upper School Math
Upper School Religion
Upper School Science
Please contact STA Bookstore Manager Laura Ferrara with any questions. You can reach her at 202-537-6422 or click here to send Laura an e-mail message
The St. Albans Student Exchange
The St. Albans Student Exchange operates to serve the STA community by selling gently used school apparel -- including blazers, trousers, shorts, shirts, and ties -- at very reasonable prices. All of profits benefit the STA community via the Parents' Association. The Student Exchange is run by parent volunteers.
St. Albans Student Exchange
Located on the ground level of Marriott Hall.
Sam's Bar offers food and beverages for purchase during and after the school day. Run by the St. Albans Food Services, Sam's Bar operates on a cash only basis. This snack bar was founded by and eventually named after Sam Hoffman, who taught chemistry and coached the track and cross-country teams for 23 years.
Sam's Bar Hours:
Monday through Friday - 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday - 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Bulldog Varsity Jackets
Order your St. Albans varsity jacket online.
The password for St. Albans: 071017
If you have questions, contact Laura Ferrara in the St. Albans Bookstore.
STA-NCS Student Music CDs
Enjoy the music of St. Albans and NCS students! You may mail-order any and all of our compact disc recordings at Student Music CDs
St. Albans Books and Publications
Over the past century, the students, faculty, staff, and families of St. Albans have created lasting memories on the Close. Three history books, from 1934, 1981, and 2010, pay tribute to these people and the school that brought them together. Also commemorating the past, the STA Cookbook contains recipes from Mary Smith, St. Albans dietician from 1933 to 1972. Paying tribute to an ongoing tradition, Writers Among Us collects works from past participants in the St. Albans Writer-In-Residence Program.
St. Albans School: The First One Hundred Years - An Illustrated History (2010)
An Illustrated History of St. Albans School (1981)
A Brief History of St. Albans School (1934)
Writers Among Us (2010)
Ruge Rules for e-Readers
Letters from a Headmaster's Study - Canon Charles S. Martin (e-Reader version available from Amazon)
St. Albans School Cookbook