About Penguin Books Ltd

Original Editorial Team at Penguin Books Ltd "I would be the first to admit that there is no fortune in this series for anyone concerned, but if my premises are correct and these Penguins are the means of converting book-borrowers into book-buyers, I shall feel that I have perhaps added some small quota to the sum of those who during the last few years have worked for the popularisation of the book-shop and the increased sale of books".
- Allen Lane, 'All About the Penguin Books', The Bookseller, 22 May 1935

Penguin's own website provides a comprehensive and well-written account of the company's beginnings in 1935 and its subsequent development throughout the 20th century and beyond. To continue reading please visit Penguin's full company history.