Bringing together adults who are blind and partially sighted in their community


“It is a buffer to loneliness and encourages you to get out.”

Lucy, Book Club member age 78

Success Stories


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.

Book Club

Ending Isolation

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.

Reading Ideas

A bundle of pan flutes lying on a table

Music Maestro!

Transport yourself to far-off places and enjoy the sounds of traditional musical instruments from around the world.

Monarch of the Glen painting

Whistle Stop Scotland

Take a tour around the glens, islands and capital city of this spectacular country.

union jack flag on a pole against a blue sky

Home Front Memories

A chance to re-kindle memories and learn about the experiences of young people in war-time Britain.

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Watch and Listen

Activities and Ideas

Thatcham Book Club making tactile cards

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

Touch to See book clubs

Club Activities

Some ideas for activities to enrich your Touch to See Book Club

fundraising pot

Ever thought of fundraising for a Touch to See Book Club?

Anyone can get involved!


A screenshot from the LP Book Club video. It shows a blind book club member wearing dark glasses and a pink top. She's talking to the camera and smiling.

Watch the all-new Touch to See (T2C) Book Club video

Hear first-hand from our members about what difference Living Paintings makes to their lives

A black and white photograph of Queen Victoria

Bringing Queen Victoria to life

A VI art group create their own regal portraits

Levant mine

The Poldark experience

A romp through Cornwall – inspired by the BBC Poldark series

Book Club member Joy

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

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