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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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Bookshops open again!

Bookshops open again! ImageHas the Editor's forecast in Collector 95 proved true? Can you report any interesting finds now that the bookshops are open? Read more
Posted on Sunday, 18th April 2021

PCS AGM 2021

PCS AGM 2021 ImageInformation for Members on the PCS AGM for 2021. Read more
Posted on Monday, 5th April 2021

On the Road with Penguin Classics

On the Road with Penguin Classics ImageI hear that Henry Eliot (of The Penguin Classics book and the Reading AGM!) is hosting a new podcast called On the Road with Penguin Classics. Read more
Posted on Wednesday, 27th January 2021

Warm reading for January!

Warm reading for January! ImageThe two most recent PCS publications will keep you cosy during these chilly evenings. Read more
Posted on Monday, 25th January 2021

Penguin Collector 95

Penguin Collector 95 ImageNews from the Editor on Collector 95. Read more
Posted on Thursday, 31st December 2020
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