At the beginning of 2017 the former Book Points Program was replaced.  This program originated in the '90s as recognition for BAP and HAP submissions, and when MAS had special access to books which at that time were the main source of education.  For a number of reasons, this program was no longer effective in its original goals.

As a replacement, the value of the original program is now managed by the BAP and HAP programs.  To maintain the educational value and incentive of the original program, members who submit BAP and HAP bags will receive credit toward their membership in MAS.