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“It is a buffer to loneliness and encourages you to get out.”
Lucy, Book Club member age 78
Our National Book Clubs
Everything you need to know
Hello I’m Maria the Book Clubs Programme Manager. Get in touch if you want to set up a Book Club, borrow resources or are interested in joining a Club in your area.
Our Book Clubs help blind and sighted people meet socially, build friendships and discover new interests by using our books together.
We already have over 4,200 club members enjoying our Touch to See Book Club resources nationwide.
Take a seat and discover daring film stunts and jaw-dropping special effects.
Dickensian Hard Times
A look at two Victorian artworks that raise important questions of morality.
Music to Greet the Day
Discover secrets of the dawn chorus and two of the earliest songsters – the blackbird and the wren.
Activities and Ideas
Book Club activities: How to make tactile cards
A crafty idea for Book Clubs – card making!
Running a Raffle
Maria’s tips on running a raffle to raise funds for your Club
Some ideas for activities to enrich your Touch to See Book Club
Ever thought of fundraising for a Touch to See Book Club?
Anyone can get involved!
Watch the all-new Touch to See (T2C) Book Club video
Members talk about the difference Living Paintings makes to their lives
Bringing Queen Victoria to life
A VI art group create their own regal portraits
The Poldark experience
A romp through Cornwall – inspired by the BBC Poldark series
A Book Club member’s story
Since joining her local Book Club Joy feels far less lonely and is now involved in other community activities too