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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

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

Penguin Collector 91

Penguin Collector 91 ImageGood news; Penguin Collector 91 has escaped from the printers ... allegedly .... reports of its arrival on your doorstep will be welcomed! Read more
Posted on Tuesday, 18th December 2018

Is this on your Christmas Wishlist?

Is this on your Christmas Wishlist? ImagePenguin 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
Posted on Friday, 14th December 2018