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

Pillars of creation

The Night Sky

Since the space race began in the 1950s mankind has remained fascinated by the wonders of the night sky.


Shakespeare’s kings and Heroines

The costume worn by Jeremy Irons in Richard II and Millais’ beautiful pre-Raphaelite portrait of Ophelia.

War Horse

West End Wizardry

A trip to the West End theatre to find out more about two highly successful recent productions – War Horse and Wicked.

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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!


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. Read her story here.


Rock ‘n’ Roll Years

A nostalgic treat that will evoke a special feel of the 1950’s.

rt Club Wendy Daws

Culture Mix

A wonderful book that will definitely tickle your taste buds!

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