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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

John Ross

It is with sadness I have to report that John Ross, a friend to many in the Society, died rather suddenly last week. Read more
Posted on Saturday, 2nd February 2019

Temporary email hiccup

Temporary email hiccup ImageDue to a broken email link the Treasurer has not received any Join the Society/Renewal forms for the last 10 days. This has only affected ... Read more
Posted on Sunday, 20th January 2019

White Horses

White Horses ImageMembers may have learned that Joe Pearson, long-time Society member .... Read more
Posted on Monday, 7th January 2019

Annual Meeting 2019

Annual Meeting 2019 ImageA short reminder that Longdales House is holding rooms for PCS members until the end of the month - read on for full details. Read more
Posted on Saturday, 5th January 2019

Festive Greetings!

Festive Greetings! ImageMerry Christmas and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year! Read more
Posted on Monday, 24th December 2018