“The picture was beautifully described and it was so easy to imagine the sunlight streaming through the window and casting a glossy shine to all within the room” Jennifer, Library Member, Bristol

For adults

Touch to See books for adults

We have a large and growing library of Touch to See books for blind and partially sighted adults to suit all interests and inspire new ones. These books are rich in story, informative and entertaining.

Watch this video showing Touch to See book, A History of the World in 100 Objects.

By borrowing from our library you can:

Listen to the visual world described by a cast of actors, comedians and presenters including Sir Derek Jacobi, Sean Bean, Julian Fellowes, Joanna Lumley, Clare Balding and Kate Humble.

Explore the weather, friendship, romance, true crime, famous people and events in history with our entertaining audio guides.

Take a tour around famous gallery and museum collections such as the Royal Academy, Tate Britain and The British Museum.

Go twitching with our ‘British Birds’ publication, enjoy wildlife walks with ‘British Wildflowers’ and explore animal habitats in ‘The Nature of Britain’.

Discover our city and county tours of Great Britain such as ‘Shakespeare’s Country’ and ‘Exeter the Gateway to the Southwest’.

Watch this video for a taster of Touch to See book club title, Shakespeare’s Kings and Heroines with Sir Derek Jacobi

Take a romp through history with our ‘Stepping Stones in Art’.

Touch to See books for adults contain:

  • Between 3 and 17 tactile pictures, curated on a theme or topic.
  • Entertaining and atmospheric audio guides that describe and discuss the pictures, often read by famous voices and enhanced with music and sound effects.
  • Colour pictures to accompany each tactile picture that can be shared with sighted companions.

Touch to See Book Clubs

Blind and partially sighted adults may also enjoy our Touch to See Book Clubs, which bring people together in their community to enjoy our books in a group setting. To find out more about Touch to See Book Clubs click here.


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