QueenSpark Books – Brighton & Hove’s History in Books

Since 1972 QueenSpark Books has been gathering, preserving and making accessible our city’s history, telling untold stories and capturing real life experiences from a diverse range of local communities.

We have published more than a hundred books and e-books in the past 46 years, and are still going strong. You can buy our books from local independent bookshops, via our website and online via Amazon and Google Books.

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

Registered Charity Number 1172938

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The Book of Brighton, or, Brighton As It Was & As It Is (1881)

The Book of Brighton, or, Brighton As It Was & As It Is is a witty 1881 guide [...]

  • Backyard/ Back Street Brighton together in one volume

By popular demand – Backyard Brighton and Back Street Brighton re-published in one edition

Backyard/ Back Street Brighton Two of our most popular titles, Backyard Brighton and Backstreet Brighton, [...]

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Archives Alive – and two new books!

We're delighted to announce the launch of two new books, and a brand new project - this [...]

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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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