Books for blind and partially sighted adults to suit all interests and inspire new ones

“I now know what clouds look like as I borrowed a wonderful book containing a tactile picture of Constable’s Cloud Study. It was a life-changing experience.”

Danni, library member and Trustee

Success Stories


Books for active minds

100 objects

History of the World

A trip around the British Museum to explore 13 of the 100 objects chosen to represent the history of the world.

Stepping Stones in Art

Stepping Stones in Art

A fascinating journey of 3,500 years, from a mural in the dark depths of an Egyptian tomb to modern art in the Tate.



A captivating study of architecture spanning the centuries, from Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire to Stansted Airport.

Reading for pleasure


British Wildflowers

Lovely descriptions and detailed tactile pictures of wildflowers combine in this treat for the senses.

Teddy Bears

Teddy Bears

Enjoy a trip down memory lane with well-loved bears including Rupert, Sooty, Winnie the Pooh and Aloysius.

Shakespeare's Country

Shakespeare Country

Delve into Plantagenet and Tudor history on this tour of towns linked with the great bard.

Short Stories

Albert and Joey go for a run, Warhorse

From Page to Stage

A behind the scenes guide to transforming much-loved books into fabulous stage productions.

Alfred Hitchcock

Masters of the Silver Screen

We invite you to take your seats for this introduction to the work of three of cinema’s great directors.

The Enchanted Castle

Dreams, Poetry and The Mysteries of Love

Three evocative works of art that allow us to fully engage our imaginations.

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Watch and Listen


A coastal painting by Ian Reynolds

A guide to painting with visual impairment

Simple practical advice from a retired art teacher

Blind runner with her guide running in the park

Step up to a marathon achievement

Our guide to starting running if you’re blind or partially sighted

Making art accessible

A dip into art to whet your appetite.

British Wildflowers pack shot

The best of garden show season

Experience the wonder of gardens through time

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