I only had the morning to spend in Newcastle, and I had to deal with the practical issues of finding a suitcase, a UK sim, and some access to mobile broadband, and so I had to confine my search for Penguins to the city centre. Philip from Mediations had suggested Barter Books in nearby Alnmouth as an interesting second hand bookshop to visit when in the area, but the 34 Penguins purchased in Amsterdam were weighing me down, and there just wasn't time.
The range of books available in the charity stores near Grainger Road suggests it is unlikely that they ever stock Penguins, and even the books in the recently relocated Oxfam book store (now in Hood St, near Grey's monument) seemed too new. All the old books in Newcastle's centre seem to be conveniently housed together in one wonderfully interesting and inexpensive bookshop called Books for Amnesty, located near the train station in Westgate Street.
And so I left Newcastle and headed for Chester with another 15 Penguins, and Pam with another 10.
Part 2: Newcastle updated