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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We are aware that a number of our members have received a notification from GoCardless. We are in the process of resolving the situation and will contact those recipients of the notice when we know if any response will be necessary. SECOND UPDATE
You may remember, back in October 2018, I posted about the Sotheby's auction of this copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover annotated by the presiding judge at the famous trial, the Hon Sir Laurence Byrne. I am now very pleased to tell you about the next instalment in the story of this particular book. Read more
Now that the AGM has come and gone (and what a lovely weekend that was), I offer you Pelicans in Reading, Ladybirds all over the place and a couple of other items that might be of interest. Read more
Your suggestions to the Editor please ...... Read more
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