About Us

Townsend Press is an independent publisher of acclaimed English/Language Arts materials for students in elementary school through college. Our singular focus is summed up in our motto:


"Helping you help students learn." 

Our Mission

Townsend Press is committed to helping students develop the reading, writing, and language skills needed for success in the classroom and beyond. All facets of our company--our student-friendly print and digital materials, our reasonable prices, our industry-best customer service, and our many special offers, donations, and community partnerships--support this core mission: we want to help students thrive.

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Our Promise

Owned and operated by educators since its founding in 1989, Townsend Press has a reputation for fast, friendly, effective service and support. Orders are typically shipped within 24 hours of when we receive them. And our knowledgeable staff prides itself on answering customer queries as promptly as possible. We do our best to help you help students learn. You have our word on it. 

Our Story

What led John Langan, a professor of reading at a community college in New Jersey, to start an independent educational publishing company?

Read the full story here.

What Sets Us Apart

We're Independent.

Townsend Press is owned and operated by educators. Our loyalty is not to corporate interests, but to students and to teachers.

Our Materials Work.

Educators tell us what studies confirm: that our materials effectively teach reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Try us and you’ll see.

We’re Focused.

Townsend Press has one focus: to produce the best possible English and Language Arts materials. That focus makes our books and digital offerings better.

We Give Back.

We produce all print and digital content in the U.S. We donate a substantial portion of earnings to non-profit programs seeking to improve education. Why? Because it's the right thing to do.

What Educators Are Saying About TP Townsend Press

Maybe Townsend Press should be renamed "Godsend Press" because these books have truly been a blessing to this teacher and her students!
Holly Cook
Hopevale UFSD
Hamburg, NY
Your materials and your service are the very best I have ever experienced in my 20+ years in education.
Diane Cheney
Learning Specialist
Ohlone College, Fremont, CA
I just want to thank you all for providing the best low-cost reading materials and online practice site my students and I could ever ask for.
Associate Professor of Reading
Tarrant County College - Southeast
Campus, Arlington, TX

Townsend Press

439 Kelley Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091-9164


(800) 772-6410
(800) 225-8894 (fax)

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9am to 6pm EST