A Resource for Local Residents and Business Owners

The Cooperative School produces the Takoma Park Business Directory & Survival Guide.  The Guide provides a comprehensive listing of businesses that serve our community. It also includes essential information on city services, schools, recreation, transportation, and other government resources.

Last year’s Guide listed more than 900 area businesses, from accountants to yoga studios.  In May of each year, families from our school hand-deliver more than 6,000 copies of the Guide to all houses and apartment buildings in Takoma Park. Additional copies are distributed to libraries and many other community locations for anyone to pick up.

Takoma Park is a unique city with a strong sense of community. The Cooperative School's mission includes fostering community. Provided as a free service to Takoma Park residents, The Takoma Park Business Directory & Survival Guide helps to foster this sense of community by encouraging residents to patronize local businesses. The revenue from the Guide also helps make it possible for our school, a community institution for over 70 years, to create a wonderful learning experience for children and their parents.

Guide delivery day!

Guide delivery day!

Advertise in the GUIDE

While all Takoma Park-based businesses are listed in the Guide free of charge, advertisements are a great way to put your advertising message into every household in Takoma Park. Advertisements also provide a way for businesses not located in Takoma Park to reach Takoma Park households.  A one-of-a-kind community resource, the Guide gives residents a single source for information on government and city services, schools, recreation, and local businesses.

Join the more than 400 businesses each year that find advertising in the Guide a great way to spread the word about their businesses.

Advertising Rates:

1/8-page (horizontal business card):$80

1/4-page (vertical or horizontal):$150

1/2-page (vertical or horizontal):$290

Full-page:$500

Back and Inside Covers: Contact us using the form above.

Resources for Advertisers:

Advertiser Instructions (2017) (PDF)

Sample pages from the 2014 Guide:

Advertising Deadline for 2017 Edition: February 3, 2017
Publication Date: May 2017

For more information or to place your ad fill out the form below!


Keep in touch with the Guide!

Interested in obtaining a copy of the Guide? Want to advertise? Have an edit or suggestion for the Guide? Want to obtain a copy?

Bulk supplies of the Guide are also available for purchase (e.g., for realtors, colleges, institutions).

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