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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

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

White Horses and Penguin Pop-Ups

White Horses and Penguin Pop-Ups ImageHot off the press! The PCS box of White Horses has been collected from the printers, Calverts Co-op in East London Read more
Posted on Monday, 25th March 2019

Is winter behind us?

Is winter behind us? ImageTo judge by the dawn chorus, the birds are beginning to think about building nests but I fear this could be a mistake. However, the longer days have reminded me that it has been a while since I came up with some ideas of where to go and what to see. Read more
Posted on Wednesday, 20th February 2019

John Ross

It is with sadness I have to report that John Ross, a friend to many in the Society, died rather suddenly last week. Read more
Posted on Saturday, 2nd February 2019