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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PCS AGM Reading 12 - 14 October 2018
Penguin Collector 90
Who would have thought we could have so many sunny days. One could almost believe that it is summer. The book of the month is Gamesmanship  by Stephen Potter which was published in Penguin by 1962. The cover drawing is by Nicolas Bentley...Read more
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