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I have been collecting first-edition Penguin books for over 30 years. In that time I have accumulated almost 2,000 duplicate titles across the full range of Penguin imprints and series: Pelicans, Specials, Puffins, Plays, Classics and so on ...  I am now hoping to sell these 'spare' copies to other Penguin collectors (new or established) or to people interested for other reasons in any of the books.

Most of the books for sale were first published by Penguin before late 1969 when SBNs (later ISBNs) were introduced. It will be clear if the book is not a Penguin first edition or has a SBN/ISBN.

I launched the site with 60 or so pre-war main series titles, and small numbers of early Pelicans and Puffin Story Books. I add new titles as often as I can and I will also be broadening into the other series. So please bookmark the site and check back regularly.

Let me know if you want a specific book that I may not yet have listed.  I have already made a number of sales on this basis.


I intend to send books purchased within two working days of cleared payment, but will contact customers if there is a delay.

While ensuring that books are well packed, I will be reusing packaging materials as a matter of principle, and to reduce costs.

I will not charge above cost for packing and postage, and will use standard postage rates unless the customer requests a faster service. Typically, the charge will be £1.60 for a single book posted to a UK address. Please ask about charges for multiple purchases or for international destinations.

I will only use 'signed for' or other premium postal services if asked.


If you are dissatisfied for any reason, please contact me to discuss the problem and before sending the book back.

If I agree that a refund is appropriate, I will repay by PayPal or to the payment card used for the original purchase.

I will not make refunds if you return the book without prior agreement.