You can peruse the copies of books I own in this library at the top of this page. Click on the link to see the books collected in each series. I am updating it all the time.
The Penguin Library and Reading Room
|This shelf holds several of the other Penguin series, listed at the top of|
this page. I continue to look for first published books. Almost all of these are.
|One more bookshelf of first published Penguin series. These are the King Penguins,|
The Penguin Poets and the vintage Classic Penguins. The top shelf has some
boxed sets and a collection of the Penguin Travel Books a local man was selling.
Penguin Ephemera (always looking for more)
|If you wanted to order a book decades ago you would send in a postcard. You|
could find these in the new books at the time.
|This is a picture of the Penguincubator. You would find this little machine|
in train stations. Put in your coins and a Penguin book popped out. The original
machines would be worth a fortune. Sadly I only have a photo.
|The 50th anniversary celebration in the Penguin News paper|
|An original paper bag that your new Penguin would be wrapped in.|
|A replica of the Penguin trucks that would deliver these books to the bookstores.|
|The Institute of Contemporary Arts held a display of Penguin|
book cover art in 2013. London
A more modern Penguin greeting card I picked up on sale.
|This is a Penguin postcard.|
The watch produced for the 60th anniversary of Penguin.
Yes it works.
The Penguin poster I talked a book seller in Hobart into giving me.
The Popular Penguin poster for the 75th anniversary.
|I also talked the bookseller into getting me a bag too.|
|These vinyl Penguin covers were produced in different|
colours. My old mate Brian found one in an op shop and
gave it to me. What a find for Hobart.
|This is a page from Good Reading magazine in Australia|
featuring my Penguin collection. I was pleased they asked me.
|This is the poster advertising the Great Ideas books|
that were published several years ago for another anniversary.
|These were distributed by the members|
of the Penguin Collector's Society in England with
|Another Penguin newspaper about the 50th anniversary. It looks|
nice on the shelf.
|I don't usually buy the new Penguin products but my friend|
knew how much I love stationary and they were a present.
|We are always looking for|
more books to add to our collection.
Contact me if you have some you
want to sell or donate.