About TP


We publish books that help students learn the language and reading skills needed for success.

About Townsend Press

Townsend Press is an independent publisher of acclaimed educational materials for students in grade school through college. Our books include the popular Ten Steps Reading Series, The TP Vocabulary Series, The Bluford Series, The King School Series, and The Townsend Library.

Our Mission

Our mission at TP is twofold. First, we strive to create high-quality, reasonably priced textbooks and electronic publications that help students learn the language skills needed for success. Second, we seek to promote reading by publishing a library of compelling $2 paperbacks, sponsoring scholarship contests, distributing reading motivation posters, and donating books to schools and community organizations.

Our Customer Service

At TP, we have a reputation for fast, friendly, effective service. Orders submitted to us are typically shipped out within one business day. Requests for desk and examination copies will also be filled within 24 hours. Our promise to teachers is: "We'll do our best to help you help students learn. You have our word on it."


Want to know what educators think about Townsend Press? Read a few of their letters and see.

Our Team

Meet the people of Townsend Press--a loyal group focused on providing students with the best possible materials at the best possible prices.

Our History

See what led John Langan, a professor at a community college in New Jersey, to start a publishing company.
Townsend Press
Book Center

439 Kelley Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091-9164
For orders, call
1-800-772-6410 or
FAX us at 1-800-225-8894
Our office hours are
Monday–Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, Eastern time.