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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Peter Mayer (1936-2018)
Highly recommended is this interesting and insightful short profile on Peter Mayer which was broadcast on Radio 4 recently ...Read more
An Edward Bawden design as picture of the month for June! May was generally good, weatherwise, throughout the UK and as this coincided with National Walking Month it gave us all an excuse to dust off our Guides even if we didn’t manage to get much further than the local hostelry...Read more
Last year’s Bursary winner, Sian Heap has now graduated and a precis of her dissertation will be included in the next Penguin Collector. The 2017-18 Post Graduate Bursary closed on 31 March this year and the award has gone to Sally Addison.Read more
April is carried away by rain; can we have sun please May?
Louisa May Alcott's Little Women seems an appropriate image for May. Please note that this month I am steering clear of any weather comments!Read more