Academic Services

Welcome to Penguin Group (USA)’s Academic pages, a collection of useful information about our books, authors, and programs designed to meet the needs of teachers and students. As the first and we think, foremost, paperback publisher of classics, and the publisher of such modern writers as John Steinbeck, Arthur Miller, William Trevor, Julia Alvarez, T.C. Boyle, Saul Bellow, J.M. Coetzee, Junot Díaz and Khaled Hosseini, to name a few, our books have long been classroom favorites. Our editors listen hard to teacher comments and work to grow our lists of intellectually important and relevant texts. We aim to provide you, students and teachers alike, with the best titles at the most affordable prices. With the Penguin Classics our partnership with teachers has now prospered for 55 years:

The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it from me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself.
E.V. Rieu, founding editor of the Penguin Classics, on his retirement in 1964


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Sweepstakes and Contests

21st Annual Signet Classics Essay Contest

Our annual Signet Classics Essay Contest offers high school students a chance to win tuition dollars. Read more about this year’s topic and the contest rules.



Tools and Services

College Faculty Information Service

Sign up for our unique service tailored to the academic community.

Subject Catalogs

Browse our annotated subject catalogs featuring the best we have to offer in the wide range of subjects online or print them to keep as a reference.


Desk Copies

Instructions on how to go about ordering desk copies.

Teacher’s Guides

Written by scholars, these useful guides offer suggestions for teaching.

Conference Calendar

A regularly updated list of academic conferences with dates and venue locations.

Projection Guides

iPad Projection Guide

Download the iPad Projection Guide and the Google Books Projection Guide.

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