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Penguin Books at Stirling

March 6th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Penguin Books at Stirling
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Students last week had the opportunity to get their hands on the University of Stirling Library’s Penguin Books collection as part of their Publishing, Literature and Society module¬†(in the MLitt in Publishing Studies).

The Library has an impressive collection of Penguin Books, which were donated by Dr Angus Mitchell, formerly Chair of the University Court and an avid Penguin collector. From the very first set of 10 books from 1935, to some of the earliest Puffins, Penguin Classics, Penguin Specials and Pevsner’s Architectural Guides, and books on yoga, car maintenance and vegetarian cookery, the collection demonstrates just¬†how diverse a publisher Penguin has been.

Further details on the Library’s Special Collections can be found here. The Library is currently holding an exhibition of ‘Treasures’, which can either be visited in person or via the Library’s flickr set. Frances Sessford, Teaching Fellow in the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication, chose Penguin as her ‘Treasure’.