Penguin Books, 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL Tel: 0845 313 4444 Fax:
Started in business:1935
Penguin Books is a publisher founded in 1935 by Allen Lane. Penguin revolutionized publishing in the 1930s through its high quality two and a half pence paperbacks sold through Woolworths and other high street stores, demonstrating that large audiences existed for serious literature and shaping public debate through its books on politics and current affairs. Penguin Books is now the flagship imprint of the worldwide Penguin Group and is owned by Pearson PLC.