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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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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

Notes of The Penguin Collectors Society AGM 28th November 2020

Notes of The Penguin Collectors Society AGM 28th November 2020 ImageRead the Report of the Penguin Collectors Society AGM on 28th November 2020 here ... Read more
Posted on Sunday, 29th November 2020

PCS AGM 2020

PCS AGM 2020 ImageThe Notice of the Annual General Meeting and relevant paperwork has been sent out to Members. For those in the UK this was included in the package that contained the new Companion but for overseas members it was sent separately a week earlier. ** Text updated 19 November with Trustee Reports**

If you have received your Companion but not the AGM papers please get in touch with without delay. Read more
Posted on Thursday, 5th November 2020
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