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Foyles receives 'milestone' Penguin delivery

29th July 2010

Penguin has revealed that it has celebrated a 'key milestone' with help from independent bookshop Foyles.

The publisher announced that it recently shipped its 500 millionth unit from its distribution centre in Rugby, Warwickshire, and Foyles took delivery of the landmark item.

Sam Husain, chief executive of Foyles, was presented with the book at the chain's Charing Cross Road store after it was handpicked from Penguin's distribution centre on July 8th.

'The half billionth unit shipped was J.D Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, in a tribute to the American author who was catapulted to fame in 1951 with the publication of the novel,' the publisher added.

Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton relaunched the novel earlier this year to commemorate the author's death. The new version boasts a new cover that had been approved by Salinger.

The company also said it is a 'fitting tribute' that the centre shipped its half billionth unit as the firm celebrates its 75th year in business.

Penguin was launched in 1935, after founder Allen Lane wanted to offer readers a line of affordable paperbacks. Its first list included works from Ernest Hemingway, Agatha Christie and Andre Maurois.
 

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