The Penguin English Library

The Penguin English Library requests the pleasure of your company

Welcome to the Penguin English Library: 100 of the best novels in the English language. These are books to collect and share, admire and hold; books that celebrate the pure pleasure of reading. They are stories to escape with and get lost in - full of amazing worlds and extraordinary characters that will blow your mind, and stay with you forever.

To celebrate the launch of these beautiful books (and the fact that so many of them have been made into great films), Picturehouse Cinemas are partnering with Penguin Books to send you on a weekend treasure hunt. On the weekend of 28 April, the first 20 Penguin English Library titles will be hidden under random seats in your local Picturehouse Cinema. If you're lucky enough to find a book, please go to to let us know what you thought of it and be in with a chance of winning a further prize. If you don’t find one, join the Facebook community anyway, and enjoy a year of amazing offers from partners, exclusive bookclubs, competitions, Q&As with the books' designers and editors, discounts, web-exclusive gifts, summer days out, and much more.

Satellite Q&A with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon
With a feature-length version of THE TRIP TO ITALY more...
Picturehouse, the Official Cinema of Jameson Cult Film Club
A complimentary Jameson and ginger ale for every Member more...
Vintage Sundays, 27 April – 1 June
Six iconic movies from the rebellious '50s more...