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

Lisa Hockey

Everything you need to know

Hello I’m Lisa the Library 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

Huddersfield by L.S. Lowry

Town and Country

Two artists from very different places tell their story through art.

The Eagle Nebula, Pillars of Creation

The Night Sky: voyage into the cosmos

A look back at the space race and what we know now about our incredible universe.

Elvis Presley

The Rock ‘n‘ Roll Years

Rock back to the Fifties for the iconic music and fashion that started it all.

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Watch and Listen

Activities and Ideas

Members of the book club standing outside Highclere Castle

Book Club outing: High spirits at Highclere Castle

A wonderful Downton experience for our local Book Club

Hands creating a collage-style picture of a red admiral butterfly

Tactile and audio books inspire blind adults to get crafting

Creating a tactile admiral butterfly

Thatcham Book Club making tactile cards

Book Club activities: How to make tactile cards

A crafty idea for Book Clubs – card making!

Touch to See book clubs

Hand-on activities for Touch to See Book Club

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


A tactile image of two different drawings of rhinos.

Thank you People’s Postcode Lottery!

The People’s Postcode Lottery have funded four new titles for our Touch to See Book Clubs.

Two women feeling a piece of cloth

What are Touch to See Book Clubs?

Find out everything you need to know about our Touch To See Book Clubs.

rt Club Wendy Daws

Tactile and audio books for Book Clubs: Culture Mix

A wonderful book that will definitely tickle your taste buds!

Sue’s story

After losing her sight, Sue thought she’d never be able to enjoy art again

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