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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

Winter Season thoughts ... ITToYA

Winter Season thoughts ... ITToYA ImageYes, 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
Posted on Sunday, 9th December 2018

Jerry Cinamon Retrospective

Jerry Cinamon Retrospective ImageFor a few days only, currently on at Fedrigoni in London, "Gerald Cinamon, Graphic Designer and Author". Read more
Posted on Friday, 16th November 2018

Lady Chatterley

Lady Chatterley ImageMembers may have seen that the judge's copy of ‘Lady Chatterley's Lover’ was coming up at auction - and today was the day. Read more
Posted on Tuesday, 30th October 2018

The Penguin Collectors are Coming!

The Penguin Collectors are Coming! ImageAs surely as the seasons spin around, Penguin collectors continue with their love of all things triband and beyond. Once the summer holidays end we can be sure that the AGM is not far away and so it is that the Trustees are looking forward to seeing those members that can get to Reading for the annual weekend meet, greet and chat... UPDATED ... Read more
Posted on Monday, 8th October 2018

August rain ... September sun?

August rain ... September sun? ImageThe summer weather has definitely broken and some of us have now had more than enough ‘welcome’ precipitation for it to have sunk in that the situation is back to UK normal. Well received, and something that we can never have too much of, has been the PCS package that arrived since my last Latest News blog and which hopefully provided interesting holiday reading. What else is new since last time ... Read more
Posted on Monday, 27th August 2018