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“It is a buffer to loneliness and encourages you to get out.”
Lucy, Book Club member age 78
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.
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.
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.
West End Wizardry
A trip to the West End theatre to find out more about two highly successful recent productions – War Horse and Wicked.
Activities and Ideas
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
Some ideas for activities to enrich your Touch to See Book Club
Ever thought of fundraising for a Touch to See Book Club?
Anyone can get involved!
The Poldark experience
A romp through Cornwall – inspired by the BBC Poldark series
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.
A wonderful book that will definitely tickle your taste buds!