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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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Latest News

January Resolutions

January Resolutions ImageJanuary always seems like a very long month - especially for those with resolutions which need to be worked on! One of my continuing resolutions ... Read more
Posted on Thursday, 9th January 2020

Penguin Collector 93

Penguin Collector 93 ImageIf there was such a thing as a Penguin elf it would come in the guise of your... Read more
Posted on Sunday, 8th December 2019

Pelican Books By Design

Pelican Books By Design ImageHave you visited Pelican Books By Design yet?  **UPDATE** Read more
Posted on Tuesday, 15th October 2019

Go Cardless notification

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
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Posted on Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

Exciting News

Exciting News ImageYou 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
Posted on Monday, 30th September 2019