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Penguin Books online

United Kingdom – the most visited UK book publishing website. Includes a complete Author Guide containing details of all relevant Penguin contacts and links to information on publishing and the book industry.




Penguin Classics

Puffin Books

Pevsner Architectural Guides

Other resources

Q99Books provide checklists of the major Penguin series as a resource for researchers and collectors. Currently, there are 25 lists available including a Series and Subseries index. Each file is an A4 document, typically 10–12 pages long, in a clear, uniform format containing up to 500 titles. Note that these checklists are not bibliographies; they are for personal reference use and do not contain valuation information. Q99Books is independent of the PCS and Penguin Books. For more information contact Jo Lunt.

Bookdealer information sites

There are a number of large scale bookdealers to be found on the internet and we have compiled a short list here.
A number of smaller bookdealers specialise in Penguin books and we maintain a list of those here.

Blogs and other interesting sites

Ace Jet 170 – by Richard Weston, about design in general but often features Penguins.

A Penguin a week – Karyn Reeves reads her way through her collection.

Bringer of Riches – a life of Nikolaus Pevsner by Susie Harries.

Bristol University Penguin Archive – website for the Penguin Archive at Bristol University.

For other useful Archives please see our Article: Penguin Archives

Judging Books By Their Covers - a series of writings which include many looks at the Penguin imprint

Paperback Revolution - a paperback blog; this link takes you to the Penguin section.

Penguin First Editions – Alec Spencer's useful site.

Penguin Maigret – a comprehensive list of the many Inspector Maigret novels published by Penguin by Steve Trussel.

Spitalfields Life - A highly recommended blog by The Gentle Author. In this link he talks about his First Hundred Penguins; elsewhere he talks to David Pearson.

The Art of Penguin Science Fiction – the history of Penguin sci–fi, with many cover images by James Pardey.

Travellin' Penguin - Diary – by Pam Parks

The Penguin Modern Classics – a blog on the content, design and collecting of the Penguin Modern Classic.

The Puffin Club - Sherief Hassan, Celebrating the Art of the Puffin Club

The Silver Locket - a general blog on literary life and books by a bookseller at Daunts Books.

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