30 years of tactile and audio books for blind people

We have helped more than 30,000 blind and partially sighted people share in our visual world. Thank you for supporting our charity.

What’s Happening at Living Paintings


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For blind and partially sighted children and adults.


Famous Voices

Listen Now

Library member Phoebe with our tactile version of Hairy McClary

What People Say

A “delightful” new twist on story time for Phoebe, 18

One family shares their touching story

Front cover of The Snail and the Whale

Behind The Scenes

Sharing the BBC One Christmas special with blind children

Go on a journey with two unlikely friends this festive season

Imogen feeling a tactile picture from Laurence Anholt's picture book, 'The Magical Garden of Claude Monet'


How BBC Children in Need makes a difference to our library members

Levelling the playing field for blind children in the UK

Our world of Touch to See

Portrait of young blind library member Jodee Smiling

For Children

New tactile books with braille for blind children that promote learning and discovery

Portrait of young blind teen Luca smiling

For Young People

Inspiring blind and partially sighted youngsters with tactile resources

Portrait of blind adult library member Dani smiling

For Adults

Enjoy our latest tactile and audio books and recommended reads at home or as part of a book club.

Hugless Douglas 'Borrow a Book' banner - search the library for free tactile books for the blind

Help us continue our story


Pays for a child to borrow four Touch to See picture books


Pays for an adult to borrow four Touch to See art books


Provides a child with a one year membership


Provides a school with loans for one year

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Living Paintings
Unit 8 Kingsclere Park | Kingsclere | Newbury | Berks | RG20 4SW

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