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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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
The Annual Meeting is moving closer with slightly alarming speed. Details were circulated with Collector 92 and here is a brief reminder. Read more
By now I hope the postman will have delivered the UK and European copies of Collector 92 and with a bit of luck further flung Members (from a mailing perspective) will be able to confirm that it has arrived with them. Read more
The final proofs have been checked and approved, Collector 92 has run through the machines at Short Run Press in Exeter, delivery has been taken, packing undertaken ... Read more