QueenSpark Books – Brighton & Hove’s History in Books

Since 1972 QueenSpark Books has been gathering, preserving and making accessible Brighton & Hove’s histories, telling untold stories and capturing real life experiences from a diverse range of the city’s communities.

We have published more than a hundred books in the past 40 years, and are still going strong.

Have a look at our Books, Projects and Photographic Collection.

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Graphic Novel in a Day

Part of B.Fest (a youth arts festival from Brighton & Hove Youth Collective) Over twenty young people [...]

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Summer Sales Stall

We're having a summer sales stall on Saturday 23rd July @ Pavilion Gardens Cafe Pavilion Gardens Brighton BN1 [...]

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Book of the month – Brighton Transformed

QueenSpark's monthly special offer! This is a great way to get your hands on one of our [...]

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“A really excellent organisation. The books are all so fascinating!”
“Brighton is lucky to have Queen Spark working with such dedication and skill to share it’s hidden stories.”
“Your work is invaluable but, I fear not always well known. I would love to see your profile raised.”
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“Your history books are amongst the best out there.”
“25 years ago I recall stumbling on your organisation and thinking then, how very wonderful to have a community based publisher in the town.”
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“I love QueenSpark Books and always enjoy reading them and always buy if I see in a charity shop. The most real fantastic books ever.”
“Found it very informative over the years bringing old Brighton to life for those of us who had lived in and grew up in Brighton bringing our ancestors closer.”
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“I enjoyed finding out more about Queen Spark because of doing this survey. Keep doing this good work.”
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#Brighton's Palace Pier was opened to the public on Saturday the 20th May, 1899. Here's a photo of the Palace Pier Follies circa 1910. Lots more wonderful photos in our photo archive:
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