Friday, July 30, 2010

The Original 10 Penguins

It's the 75th Anniversary of Penguin Books. In 1935, Allen Lane had a revolutionary idea: publish cheaper, smaller, flexible editions of books - the first pocketbooks - making books more widely available to a wider majority of readers at ' prices.' He believed in the idea so much he invested some of his own money in it when others hesitated.

Of course, skeptics laughed, but here we are 75 years later.

A list of the first ten Penguins published. (A few are still in print.)

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