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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A short reminder that Longdales House is holding rooms for PCS members until the end of the month - read on for full details. Read more
Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year! Read more
Good news; Penguin Collector 91 has escaped from the printers ... allegedly .... reports of its arrival on your doorstep will be welcomed! Read more
Penguin Collector 91 is all but ready to go and contains an interesting piece about Henry Eliot's latest book. At risk of beating the printer to the finishing tape - but in order to bring this to your attention before it is too late to appear on your Christmas wishlist - we are giving you an overview of the article here. Read more
Yes, it is
that time of year again! If all goes well at the printers, the last Collector of 2018 will hit the mats in the next couple of weeks. Looking forward to 2019, yearly subscribers will want to rush to renew as we have some excellent projects ready to roll! STOP PRESS
link to a Radio 4 article on Pevsner follows ... Read more