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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

PCS AGM and annual get together 2019

PCS AGM and annual get together 2019 ImageThe Annual Meeting is moving closer with slightly alarming speed. Details were circulated with Collector 92 and here is a brief reminder. Read more
Posted on Tuesday, 30th July 2019

Collector 92 and the AGM

Collector 92 and the AGM ImageBy 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
Posted on Sunday, 30th June 2019

Penguin Collector 92

Penguin Collector 92 ImageThe 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
Posted on Wednesday, 19th June 2019

Flaming June

Flaming June Image

March winds
April showers
Bring forth May flowers
In July the sun is hot…

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Posted on Thursday, 13th June 2019

A reminder and a bursary announcement

A reminder and a bursary announcement ImageA quick reminder of an event that I mentioned on twitter a little while ago and a bursary announcement (full details to follow). Read more
Posted on Friday, 10th May 2019