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New Townsend Library Books!

Three high-interest paperbacks have just been added to the acclaimed Townsend Library. The three new titles, The Power of Determination, Muhammad Ali: The Greatest, and Helen Keller: From Darkness to Light, feature compelling nonfiction that will engage readers of all ages. Don’t believe … Continue reading

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Ten Steps Plus Is Here!

Introducing Ten Steps Plus, the newest and most powerful collection of print and electronic resources ever crafted by Townsend Press. Looking for a combined print/electronic program to teach college reading? With Ten Steps Plus, you’ve got it–and much more. Learn more here. … Continue reading

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Study Proves Ten Steps Books Work

SEG Measurement, an independent research firm, announced the completion of a study of nearly 800 reading students in two- and four-year colleges and universities nationwide. Researchers found that students in classes using the Ten Steps Reading Series from Townsend Press … Continue reading

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Bluford Series Receives Honors!

The American Library Association/Young Adult Library Services Association selected Survivor as a 2014 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. In addition, both Promises to Keep and Survivor were listed by In the Margins as 2014’s best books for struggling … Continue reading

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A Message from TP’s President

John Langan, president of Townsend Press, explains TP’s mission, future plans and technological upgrades in this open letter below. January 2014 Let me begin by recapping briefly what Townsend Press did in 2013: 1. We published a new book, The … Continue reading


Come See Us!

Townsend Press will be traveling to many educational conferences this spring. If you’re attending one of the conferences below, visit our booth. We’d love to see you!   FEBRUARY 2013 2 – 4         Reading Recovery Conference Columbus Ohio … Continue reading

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Townsend Press Partners with Donors Choose

In early 2011 Townsend Press made a second donation of $1 million to Donors Choose. The donation will underwrite literacy and literature projects for Grades K-1 teachers and Grades 6-12 teachers in low-income schools. TP’s first donation of $1 million to … Continue reading

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Townsend Press Goes Digital

This fall, Townsend Press released the popular Bluford Series in electronic form. Fans can now read Bluford books on their iPads, Kindles, or Nook devices by purchasing them from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. In addition, TP’s popular Ten Steps … Continue reading

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TP Expands Acclaimed Reading Series

Ten Steps to Building College Reading Skills has been released in a new full-color fifth edition. It joins Ten Steps to Advancing College Reading Skills and recently-updated versions of our most basic reading texts for ESL and ABE learners:В  Groundwork … Continue reading

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TP is Solar Powered!

Construction is complete on a 50 KW solar power array located atop TP’s Book Center. This array will convert sunlight into electricity, supplying 95% of the company’s power and greatly reducing TP’s dependence on fossil fuels.

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