PAN Fans Club

Let's talk about PAN paperbacks, the blog for those that do judge a book by its cover. Main site is at www.tikit.net or www.panfans.club

PAN Fans Club - Let's talk about PAN paperbacks, the blog for those that do judge a book by its cover. Main site is at  www.tikit.net or www.panfans.club

Pop-Up Bookshop, Sam Peffer And World Book Day

Always pleased to find the pop-up bookshop back in Woverhampton although it is a case of “Where is it now?” as they use empty shops of which, unfortunately, there are quite a few. Steve and Bernard who organise it say it is well supported and they make money which at the end of the day is what it’s for. Managed to find a couple of titles and here are some photos of the stock on the shelves and tables.


Still sorting Sam Peffer artwork and have now made it four options under his tab in that I’ve added a section for covers painted from film still reference photos instead of them being with the photos Sam took. They are not all PAN as Sam painted what is estimated to be over 500 covers for several publishers but probably most were. Kathy, Sam’s great niece, is going through all his ledgers compiling a database so we may have a more accurate number soon. Some of the sections content is a bit thin at the moment as it is a work in progress. Just added this Digit cover with Kitty, Sam’s wife. modelling. 


Go out and support all those bookshops that were supposed to have beeen going to the wall since the start of the century because the future was ebooks. Great news as one who has a reader and has tried to use it but feels you can’t beat the real thing as sales of books are on the rise as in this slightly old Guardian article.

Category: PAN Books
  • fred says:

    Hi Tim, I like what you are doing with the Sam Peffer trove, it makes it very clear, uncluttered. If ever I see a Peff cover by any publisher I always purchase it. Best regards, fred

    March 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm
    • tikitnet says:

      Thanks Fred, As I say it is a work in (slow) progress as I keep going off at a tangent. I was down in Kent yesterday visiting Kaye Hodges who I’ll mention in next Mondays blog. A lovely lady and so talented an artist. All the best, Tim (PS There are supposedly over 500 covers by PEFF but his great niece is going through his ledgers so we nay get a good idea of them all – happy hunting)

      March 5, 2020 at 7:11 pm

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