The Penguin Collectors Society is an educational charity with the objects of encouraging and promoting the study of Penguin Books and of conserving historical material in institutions available to researchers.
First published in 1935, Penguins rapidly became a force for cultural good on a par with the BBC or, later, the Open University. Penguins, Pelicans (non-fiction), Puffins (for children) and many other series fed a popular appetite for good reading, attractively packaged and cheap. Penguin today remains part of one of the world’s largest publishers. The Society’s members, numbering around 400 worldwide, are Penguin’s keenest students – and collectors.
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In Penguin Points
[PC88] members were alerted to an exhibition Designs on Britain
which is now running at The Jewish Museum in Camden Town. Read more
We have recently made some behind the scenes changes to the Website (ie changed the company that was hosting it) and it is possible that this caused a short term minor glitch with some new membership enquiries not being sent through. If you have filled in a request ... Read more
Applications for the 2017-18 bursary open on 1 October and the award will be made in April 2018. Read more
The Society's 44th Annual Meeting took place in Bedford over the weekend 22-24 September 2017. Read more
Final details and a booking form for the Annual Meeting in Bedford on the weekend of 22-24 September .... Read more