Caution, this post may cause heart palpitations… (Contains images of Penguins dressed to kill.)

by |December 27, 2011

We can acknowledge that eBooks are
cheap, convenient and instant…

But I can’t think of them as sexy.

These wonders from Penguin, however…


Penguin’s Clothbound Classics

If, like us, you not only love having a great Classic to read but also cherish the feel of a wonderful object, then these are the books for you. Bound in cloth and each individually designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, these are some of the best Classics ever written and make the perfect gift. Click to see the full range…

Major Works of Charles Dickens

Clothbound editions of Charles Dickens (Box Set) Read all the Major Works of Charles Dickens with this gorgeous boxed-set of lavish, clothbound editions, designed by Penguin’s own award-winnning Coralie Bickford-Smith. Click to see the full range…

The Great Food Series

Throughout the history of civilization, food has been more than simple necessity. In countless cultures, it has been livelihood, status symbol, entertainment – and passion. In the Great Food series, Penguin brings you the finest food writing from the last 400 years, and opens the door to the wonders of every kitchen. Click to see the full range…

Penguin’s Great Food box set features the entire series collected together in a specially designed box, bringing you the finest food writing from the last 400 years.

The perfect gift for all food-lovers, explore the wonders of your kitchen with this unique collection of food writing from all over the world and through the centuries. Click for more details…

Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

Penguin Classics, with a twist. Be the envy of everyone wherever you read these delightful books. Penguin Deluxe Classics include some of the best Classics ever written with unique, stylish designs. Click here to view our full range…

The Penguin Essentials

The Penguin Essentials are some of the twentieth-century’s most important books. When they were first published they changed the way we thought about literature and about life. And they have remained vital reading ever since. Click here to view our full range…

Virginia Woolf hardbacks

A brand new series of five of Woolf’s major works, in beautifully designed hardback editions.

2011 marks the seventieth anniversary of the death of Virginia Woolf, one of Britain’s most well-loved and celebrated writers. To commemorate, Penguin Classics is re-publishing five of her major works in stylish newly-designed hardback editions. Click here for more details…

Evelyn Waugh hardbacks

Introducing a new hardback series in Penguin Classics with the Evelyn Waugh hardback editions. They’ve been carefully designed to give a beautiful reading experience: their cool, elegant covers are fresh and timeless, while echoing many stylings from Penguin’s past, including hints of the very first Penguin Classics covers (created by legendary Jan Tschihold), and the Penguin Poets series from the same time. Click here to view the full range…

Mini Modern Classics Box Set

2011 is the fiftieth anniversary of the Penguin Modern Classics. To celebrate we’re publishing fifty mini Modern Classics. They’re full of the best short fiction by the greatest writers of the last 100 years (or so), from Beckett to Saki, Nabokov to Kafka and Updike to Wodehouse.

Conveniently priced and temptingly sized, each book is a quick literary hit, a satisfying shot of storytelling. And though they don’t take long to read, they’ll stay with you long after you turn the final page.

These are now available together in a stylish designer box set – 50 great works in one collection. Click here for more details…

The World of Peter Rabbit:
The Complete Collection of Original Tales 1-23

This beautiful gift box has been specially produced to celebrate 110 years since the publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and contains all 23 Original Peter Rabbit Books. What makes this edition even more special is that each of the books has specially designed endpapers and a publisher’s note describing how each book came to be. Click for more details

1 Comment Share:

About the Contributor


  • Malvina

    December 27, 2011 at 10:46 am

    You’re right. So many goodies here!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *