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Tursulowe Press was founded with three goals in mind:

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To publish stories that might otherwise go unpublished and republish stories that are under-read, while celebrating and promoting the work of other small and independent presses

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To get books into the hands of people who need them, whether in schools, prisons, shelters, hospitals or homes

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To offer high-quality, affordable book cover design and developmental editing to small and independent presses and self-published authors through our sister company Fanlight Books.

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Tursulowe Press in Philadelphia publishes under-told stories and republishes under-read classics. For projects we love but which are not a perfect fit for us, we offer cover design and editing services on a sliding scale for literary and photographic works of any size, with particular preference given to emerging and under-represented voices.


Our not-for-profit, Read for Need, gathers and transports books from those who don’t need them to those who do. The press’s goal is to make beautiful, worthy books and to work towards a future in which reading material ends up in people’s hands and not the trash. We give away one rescued book for every book we sell.



For more information on the Tursulowe Press catalog, book-raising events, and services, please read on.