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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

Penguin Collector 89

Penguin Collector 89 ImageAs you will have gleaned from the twitter link... Read more
Posted on Thursday, 7th December 2017

Designs on Britain Exhibition

Designs on Britain Exhibition ImageIn 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
Posted on Wednesday, 8th November 2017

Minor website glitch

Minor website glitch ImageWe 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
Posted on Sunday, 8th October 2017

Bursary News

Bursary News ImageApplications for the 2017-18 bursary open on 1 October and the award will be made in April 2018. Read more
Posted on Friday, 29th September 2017

Bedford AGM Report

Bedford AGM Report ImageThe Society's 44th Annual Meeting took place in Bedford over the weekend 22-24 September 2017. Read more
Posted on Thursday, 28th September 2017