PENGUINOPHILES and COLLECTORS
PENGUIN BOOKS UK
This website is the home of Penguin Books. Up-to-date information on publications and catalogues and lots more. If you want to delve into the history go to the tab 'About Penguin' and then on to the menu and click 'Company History'.
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE ARCHIVE & LIBRARY
The Penguin Random House UK Archives are housed across five sites that hold manuscripts, author contracts, correspondence, artwork, company records, first editions and unique one-off pieces. The archives give a unique insight into the history of book publishing in the UK. With a history that stretches back to the mid-19th century, Penguin Random House UK has been central to the careers of many of the world's best-known authors. The PRH UK archives are a physical representation of the important place that the company has in the UK's cultural heritage.
The largest part of the Penguin Random House archives is held a Rushden and they have a large collection of Penguin books from 1935 to date. You can contact the archivists via the email link:
PRH Archive & Library
BRISTOL UNIVERSITY PENGUIN ARCHIVE
Bristol University Library Penguin Archive holds the archives of Penguin Books Ltd from its foundation in 1935 to the 1980s. It includes a wide variety of materials on the establishment and business life of Penguin Books Ltd. The collection receives a copy of each Penguin Book produced and thus houses a large collection of Penguin books from 1935 to date. A unique collection.
THE PENGUIN COLLECTORS SOCIETY
The Society founded in 1973 for the study of twentieth-century book design, particularly Penguin Books. Penguin Collectors Society have their own publications and articles about the books published, the history of Penguin and some of its key personnel.
MITCHELL PENGUIN COLLECTION - STIRLING UNIVERISTY LIBRARY
The Archives and Special Collections section of Stirling University Library holds about 3,500 Penguin Books collected by Dr Angus Mitchell. To access the relevant page go to the 'Collections' tab and click on the 'Mitchell Penguin Collection'.
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