Our mission is to share the immense power and joy of reading, and to put reading materials into the hands and homes of at-risk readers via local literacy programs. With titles for every reading age, interest, professional aspiration, and language, magazines are the most powerful literacy engines on earth. Our magazines are available at no cost to registered literacy programs.
How does this work?
Our reading materials are available at no cost for distribution only to registered literacy programs serving at-risk readers. We do not distribute directly to individuals. Our inventory varies across a mix of good quality magazines and comics that are either unread or gently read and recycled to our program by consumers, businesses, and publishers. When ordering, select the quantity needed. The magazines that are available for distribution at the time you place your order may not match the product images or titles displayed, but we will do our best to meet your literacy needs.
When will I receive my order?
We currently meet once a month to fulfill orders and we ship as our resources allow. We will do our best to get your order to you as soon as possible.
The magazines that are available for distribution at the time you place your order may not match the product images or titles displayed, but we will do our best to meet your literacy needs. Our inventory varies across a mix of good quality magazines and comics that are either unread or gently read given by businesses, and publishers.
How do we receive the reading materials ordered?
Placing an order creates a wishlist from products that we currently have available in our inventory. The reading materials that you place in your shopping cart and order will be assembled and earmarked for your organization. They may be available locally for pick-up or delivery, where local teams are able to do that, or may be shipped at no cost to your organization, as our available funds allow.
What does “Available on Backorder” mean?
Literacy agencies use our Literacy Market to create an order, based on literacy needs and reader counts. The order serves as a wishlist. We will utilize this information to assemble a bundle of reading materials to match the order. “Available on Backorder” indicates that we do not currently have matching reading materials in stock for that category in our inventory. However, we are always getting new materials and will use your order to focus our attention on receiving matching issues.
Can we receive a particular magazine title?
Some magazines are listed by title. These will include a mix of good quality single issues within that title. The reading materials that are available for distribution at the time you place your order may not match the product images displayed, but we will do our best to meet your literacy needs.
Contact us if you have questions.
As our supplies and funds allow, you can order our wooden Literacy Newsstand racks to organize your magazines and comics for selection by readers. They are about 36” in length and can be used on a tabletop or can be attached to a wall. Additional racks can be used as your literacy distribution grows.
Or, create your own shelving, coffee table, or tabletop displays.