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Penguin Books online

United Kingdom – the most visited UK book publishing website. Includes a complete Author Guide containing details of all relevant Penguin contacts and links to information on publishing and the book industry.




Penguin Classics

Puffin Books

Pevsner Architectural Guides

Other resources

Q99Books provide checklists of the major Penguin series as a resource for researchers and collectors. Currently, there are 25 lists available including a Series and Subseries index. Each file is an A4 document, typically 10–12 pages long, in a clear, uniform format containing up to 500 titles. Note that these checklists are not bibliographies; they are for personal reference use and do not contain valuation information. Q99Books is independent of the PCS and Penguin Books. For more information contact Jo Lunt.

Bookdealer information sites

Abebooks – find used, secondhand, rare, out–of–print books.

Antiqbook – books, antiquarian, used, old, remainders

Biblio – offers nearly 100 million used books and rare books for sale from professional antiquarian booksellers around the world.

ibooknet.co.uk – Collectable, rare, out of print and secondhand books from UK Independent Booksellers.

Addall – book search and book price comparison agent built to ease online book shopping.

Inprint – guide to secondhand and antiquarian bookshops, bookrooms, and market stalls in the UK.

Blogs and other interesting sites

Ace Jet 170 – by Richard Weston, about design in general but often features Penguins.

A Penguin a week – Karyn Reeves reads her way through her collection.

Bringer of Riches – a life of Nikolaus Pevsner by Susie Harries.

Bristol University Penguin Archive – website for the Penguin Archive at Bristol University.

Penguin Cerise Travel – a celebration of Penguin Books’ early Travel & Adventure series by Duncan Smith.

Penguin First Editions – Alec Spencer's useful site.

Penguin Maigret – a comprehensive list of the many Inspector Maigret novels published by Penguin by Steve Trussel.

The Art of Penguin Science Fiction – the history of Penguin sci–fi, with many cover images by James Pardey.

Travellin' Penguin - Diary – by Pam Parks

The Puffin Club - Sherief Hassan, Celebrating the Art of the Puffin Club