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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The 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
Applications for the 2016-17 bursary open on 1 October and the award will be made in April 2017. Read more
The Society's 43rd Annual Meeting took place in Sheffield in September 2016 with nearly 50 people attended one or other part of the programme. Read more
The Society's Annual Meeting this year will be held from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September in the city of Sheffield. Members and non-members are equally welcome to attend.
The main event will take place on Saturday 17 September at Showroom Workstation, a base for cultural activities converted from a handsome 1930s former car showroom. Read more
The Bursary inaugural award was made to Kelly Neubeiser in 2015 and a precis report has been published in the Collector 86.
The 2015-2016 award has been made to Caitlin Holton... Read more