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The Penguin Hotline Celebrates a Decade of Recommending Books

by Andrew Taets|December, 2023

The Penguin Hotline, a beloved holiday gift-giving book recommendation service, finished its tenth season on December 8, 2023. This year’s theme was “Cheers to ten years”— because for a decade now, Penguin Random House employees have had the pleasure of writing personalized book recommendations for readers (and non-readers) across the world.

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A Look Back at the Penguin Hotline

by Jordan Aaronson|January, 2023

The Penguin Hotline, Penguin Random House’s holiday gift-giving book recommendation service, completed its ninth season in December. The Hotline is completely free and easy to use: Consumers can write in to and answer a few questions about the people they are buying holiday gifts for, including the readers’ favorite books, TV shows, movies, magazines, hobbies, etc. Within a few days, the consumer will receive a personal letter from a PRH employee with customized book recommendations to help them shop. The Hotline runs for two weeks every holiday season.

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