The Quarto Group Opens New Creative and Publishing Hub in Brighton

July 7, 2016

The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new office in Brighton’s town centre this month, which will also be the largest publishing hub in the South East of England.

The new office will be home to 60 creative people working across editorial and design, production, marketing and foreign sales, focusing on developing and publishing non-fiction illustrated books. It will bring together seven imprints of The Quarto Group: Quintet Publishing, Global Book Publishing, Ivy Press, Ivy Kids, Leaping Hare Press, Qu:id Publishing and RotoVision.

Quarto’s Brighton office will be led by David Breuer, Director, Quarto International Co-Editions Group and a long-standing Brighton resident.

David commented: “It is very exciting to open such a big creative hub here in Brighton. Quarto has always fostered a diverse and local creative model and we look forward to finding local inspiration and working with local talent to help develop great content and publish beautiful books. Our intention is to become a magnet for all creative people in the region.”

More than two decades ago David Breuer was Commercial Director for the Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery and Museums of Brighton, built the Royal Pavilion Shop, and was heavily involved in Brighton’s creative activities across art, drama, performance and poetry - he still receives correspondence over the highly influential Captain Beefheart exhibition he curated for the Museum in the 1990s.

The seven imprints that will be based in Quarto’s Brighton office are:

Quintet Publishing – relocating from London and best known for its multi-million-copy selling 500 series which has been translated in more than 30 languages. Quintet also publishes titles across crafts and culture, from LEGO™ architecture to loom band fashion, and from street photography to crafting with duct tape.

Global Book Publishing – established in Sydney in 1999 and relocating from Australia. Global produces top-quality illustrated reference works on history, botany and anatomy among other topics.

Ivy Press, Ivy Kids and Leaping Hare Press – all relocating from Lewes, following the acquisition of The Ivy Press Limited by Quarto in March 2015.

  • Ivy Press specialises in producing books that take innovative approaches to subjects including natural history, general reference, popular science, art, craft, design and the internationally acclaimed 30-Second series which has been translated into 30 languages.
  • Ivy Kids produces beautiful kids’ books covering all sorts of areas, including contemporary kids’ crafts and art activities.
  • Leaping Hare Press inspires readers to translate ethical, environmental and spiritual values into practical and meaningful life choices, through titles on mindfulness and conscious living.

Qu:id Publishing and RotoVision have been established in Brighton for many years.

  • Qu:id produces titles across a wide range of categories from history to gardening, graphic design and popular science, using innovative formats, attractive designs and authoritative content.
  • RotoVision provides inspiration and instruction in the fields of design, art, hair and beauty, and crafts.


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For Further Information, Please Contact:

Dorothée de Montgolfier
Group Director of Communications
020 7700 9002

About The Quarto Group

The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is the leading global illustrated non-fiction book publisher and distribution group, whose mission is to make and sell great books that entertain, educate and enrich the lives of adults and children around the world.

Quarto creates and owns proprietary content, publishing books from a diverse portfolio of imprints that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest.

Quarto sells books across 45 countries and in 35 languages through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels, while constantly looking for new ways to create and deliver content that people need.

Quarto employs over 400 talented people in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The group was founded in London in 1976. It is domiciled in the US and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

For more information, visit quartoknows.com or follow us on Twitter at @TheQuartoGroup.