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Penguin Collectors Society


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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Latest News

An opportunity to rescue Penguin bookshelves

An opportunity to rescue Penguin bookshelves ImageFrom the Penguin donkey to the Penguincubator, the subject of book display whether for sale or in one's own home, has exercised the mind of book lovers over the decades. Browsing Pinterest there are no end of ideas showing displays past and present; from libraries to tiny spaces, the grand to the ingenious. Display shelves for bookshops have an interesting history ... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, 7th March 2017

There's Nuffin Like a Puffin

There's Nuffin Like a Puffin ImageThere will be a talk on the art of the Puffin Book Club at the House of Illustration at 7pm on March 23rd 2017. For information and ticket links ... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

Book Fairs, Bookshops and Browsing!

Book Fairs, Bookshops and Browsing! ImageA quick round up of information gleaned from the internet that might be helpful to all those looking to increase their knowledge of all things Penguin.

Firstly, for all those interested in Book Fairs ... Read more
Posted on Thursday, 26th January 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017 ImageThe Society's Annual Meeting in 2017 will be held from Friday 22 September to Sunday 24 September in Bedford.

Full details will be provided in Collector 88 but as a taste ... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, 14th December 2016

Bursary Award Applications Open

Bursary Award Applications Open ImageApplications for the 2016-17 bursary open on 1 October and the award will be made in April 2017. Read more
Posted on Saturday, 1st October 2016