Special Offers

Townsend Press is pleased to make selected books and materials available at no charge. Following are TEN different offers: 

 

Offer 1: For Schools 

We have just created an inspirational poster featuring a remarkable picture of Muhammad Ali. To receive free copies of this poster for each student in one of your classes, please contact us by mail—not by e-mail. Specify the number of students in your class, and send your letter to:

Muhammad Ali Poster
Townsend Press Book Center

439 Kelley Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091


Offer 2:
For Schools

If your school participates in the National School Lunch Program, we’ll send you a set of 25 books: the first 15 books in The Bluford Series plus 10 other paperbacks: Second Wind, Animal Rescue, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Great Stories of Suspense and Adventure, Unexpected Blessings, La Vida Real, Guadalupe Quintanilla: My Story, Great Moments in Sports, and Making the Most of Your Life.  

To receive the books, you must contact us by mail—not by e-mail. Send a letter to:

Bluford Books Coordinator
Townsend Press Book Center

439 Kelley Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Your letter should indicate just how you will use the books at your school, and the letter must be signed by the media specialist (or the literacy coach) and the principal. There is a limit of one order per school.


Offer 3: For Schools and Colleges

Upon request, we’ll send you 10 copies of one of our adult mentor books (you specify which title you want): Brother to Brother: Black Men Speak to Young Black Men; Sister to Sister: Black Women Speak to Young Black Women; and Voces Latinas: Hispanic Adults Speak to Hispanic Young People.

To receive the books, contact us by mail on school or college letterhead—not e-mail. Send your letter to:

Mentoring Books Coordinator
Townsend Press Book Center
439 Kelley Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

 

Your letter of request should indicate which of the three books you want and how you will use the books. The letter must be signed by you and your principal or department chair. 

Note: Free PDFs of all three of our mentor books are available now. Click each title to download a copy of Brother to Brother, Sister to Sister, or Voces Latinas.  


Offer 4: For Schools and Colleges

Upon request, we’ll send you up to 500 copies of our book, La Vida Real: True Stories of Latino Students Today. Estimates are that more 45 million Latino people now live in the US—and that population is eager for stories about Latino students. 

To receive the books, you must contact us by mail—not e-mail. Send your letter to:

 
La Vida Real Coordinator
Townsend Press Book Center
439 Kelley Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

 

We’ll initially send you ten copies of the book to review with your colleagues. If you decide to adopt the text for your students, you can e-mail us indicating the quantity desired and your distribution plan. We’ll then send the books at no charge. 


Offer 5: For Students

Two free ebooks! Three Keys to Doing Well in School is a concise and practical guide to student success. Reading Changed My Life! is a collection of true stories about the transformative power of reading. Click each title to download your copy. 


Offer 6: For Teachers and Program Coordinators 

If you are a teacher (from middle school through college) who wants a set of reading motivation posters, e-mail your request to posters@townsendpress.com. Tell us how and where you intend to use the posters, and we’ll send you a set of eight, along with our new paperback catalog, at no charge. 


Offer 7: For College Reading Teachers Using our core textbooks 

If you are a college reading teacher who uses any of our Ten Steps, Groundwork, or Reading-Writing Connection texts, you can receive at no charge one book from the Townsend Library and Bluford Books for every textbook you purchase from us. E-mail your request to Customer Service at cs@townsendpress.com


Offer 8: For College Reading Teachers

If you are a reading instructor in a U.S. college and have never used a Townsend Press reading book in one of your courses, we’ll send you, at no charge, up to 20 copies of either a TEN STEPS reading book or GROUNDWORK FOR COLLEGE READING for you to use with your students in one class. E-mail your request to Customer Service at janet.goldstein@townsendpress.com.


Offer 9: For Community Organizations 

If you are working in a poverty-level school (in grades 6 or above), or with a youth service organization such as PAL or Big Brothers Big Sisters, or a juvenile detention facility, a homeless or women’s shelter, or comparable social service organization with limited funding, and you want Bluford and selected Townsend Library books, send a request in writing to:

Townsend Press Book Center
439 Kelley Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

See a partial list of organizations that have received free TP books. 


Offer 10: For College and High School Reading, English, ESL & GED Chairs

Townsend Press cordially invites you to contact us for a complimentary presentation of our powerful vocabulary and reading materials, both electronic and in print. This one-hour presentation includes free samples and refreshments for attendees. Please call us toll-free at (888) 752-6410, or e-mail us at cs@townsendpress.com. This offer is limited to the continental United States.