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.

The Books

Our News

  • Art from Brighton - the Graphiic Novel

Book of the month: Brighton the Graphic Novel

Our monthly special offer! Every month during 2016 we are nominating a QueenSpark 'Book of the Month'. [...]

  • Brighton's Graphic War book

Brighton’s Graphic War Reaches Kickstarter Target!

WE DID IT! Brighton's Graphic War Kickstarter campaign was successful! We smashed our Kickstarter target for this exciting [...]

  • Dave Gibbons QueenSpark Books

Dave Gibbons To Write Foreword For Brighton’s Graphic War

Dave Gibbons, Comics Laureate to write foreword for our new graphic novel, Brighton’s Graphic War. The book [...]

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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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