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10 of the finest closing lines with which the finish the week: via @GuardianBooks
How do you go about designing a book cover? We asked illustrator and designer Jonathan Gibbs:…
CAKES AND ALE sounds like rather a good way to celebrate a birthday, doesn't it? (No clues to whose birthday it may or may not be this summer....) Here's a #throwbackthursday treat for day 30 of our #PackAPenguin challenge. #tbt #penguin80 #penguinspo #penguinstagram
A spot of poetry on film: Claudia Rankine's Situation 7 from her acclaimed collection CITIZEN:
Haven't got round to reading @jojomoyes' brilliant ME BEFORE YOU yet? RT for the chance to get your hands on a copy:
Thank you for the birthday wishes! We'll be celebrating across the summer, so keep a literary look-out... #Penguin80
Gather round, dear readers. If you're delighted by good book design, take a peep:
Drum roll please… The moment you’ve all been waiting for, the #ManBooker2015 longlist is:
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Win nice things! Our giveaway with friends @PenguinUKBooks (not sponsored, just mutual love)
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Psssssssst. We're running a rather good competition with @presentcorrect over on @instagram:
HOW TO BE BOTH fresco meets its original in Ferrara, with Ali Smith
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Your brain is not your junk drawer - so this summer, get organised with this organisationally (and aesthetically) excellent prize pack. We've teamed up with @presentandcorrect to give away this marvellous selection of stationery goodies, plus a copy of Daniel Levitin's Sunday Times bestseller, THE O
“This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.” Rudyard Kipling's brilliant KIM is our far-flung choice of fiction for today's #PackAPenguin challenge. #penguinstagram #penguinspo
Your morning reading: an exclusive extract from Penelope Mortimer's superb THE PUMPKIN EATER:…
This rather serpentine-looking read is just that: twisting, thrilling and well worth keeping your eyes on. THE GOOD LIAR will be top secret for a few months more, but we couldn’t resist sharing this stunning cover. #penguinstagram #penguinspo
A jolly entertaining listen for your evening: enjoy this snippet from THE MARK AND THE VOID:…
Day 27 of our #PackAPenguin challenge is all about staycation reads - and what better way to celebrate the British Isles than with Bill Bryson's jolly japes in NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND? #penguinspo #penguinstagram
Can we visit them all, please? A splendid list of second hand bookshops from @BuzzFeedBooks:…
"What are batteries made of? You can find out by taking an old one to pieces." Well, this 1962 Ladybird edition MAGNETS, BULBS AND BATTERIES is rather encouraging of home experiments. Do you remember learning from a Ladybird science book? #vintageladybird #memorylanemonday #ladybirdmemorylanemonday
We’re feeling really rather proud of @chrisfroome today: the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice. #TDF2015
"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there." Starting the week with a smashing opening line.
Do you have a favourite example of historical fiction? Some time-travelling tome suggestions:…
"They had a very fine day for Box Hill; and all other outward circumstances of arrangement, accommodation, and punctuality were in favour of a pleasant party." For day 26 of #PackAPenguin, we'd plump for EMMA in our picnic hamper. Which book would be your ultimate picnic read (although perhaps not i

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