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Large and giant print

A guide to large and giant print options for people who are blind or partially sighted.

If you have some vision but you struggle to read regular print, large or giant print may be for you.

The size of a font is described in point size. Large print is generally 16 to 18 point size. Giant print is anything larger than this. Regular print is usually 10 or 12 point.

Your local library is probably the best place to have a look at large print books and check they are right for you. Some high street book shops also sell large print books that you can browse through.

eBooks can offer many people a solution to reading larger print as many eBook readers offer the ability to enlarge the print size. Try them in a high street store to see how the text size may be of use to you or read our guide to eBooks and digital.

Buy large and giant print from RNIB

  • We sell a range of large print books and magazines in our online shop including puzzle magazines.
  • To keep up with what’s on TV and radio throughout the week, subscribe to our Big Print TV and Radio Guide, which also includes a recipe, using the instructions below.

If you don't want to buy online, you can call us on 0303 123 9999.

You can find out more about our Giant Print on Demand service for individuals here

Buy large or giant print from elsewhere

You can also try going to a search engine (like Google) and searching for 'large print books' or 'giant print books' - or whatever it is you want.

Order a Big Print TV & Radio Guide

If you have difficulty reading TV guides, or if you have a friend or relative who struggles with standard print, why not try our Big Print listings?

You can have The Big Print TV & Radio Guide and the Big Print Freeview TV Guide delivered directly to your door each week. Both titles are produced in 16-point font, making them easier to read, and are printed on high quality paper to prevent ink bleeding through the page when you mark out your favourite shows.

How much does a guide cost?

An annual subscription (52 weeks) to the Big Print TV & Radio Guide or Big Print Freeview TV Guide costs £53.04 - just £1.02 per issue.

If you would like to take out a subscription to a magazine or newspaper or have any further queries, contact our Helpline by calling 0303 123 9999, emailing [email protected] or completing our online contact form.

How to subscribe – gift and overseas

If you are overseas or would like to subscribe for someone else, call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email [email protected].

Get a free sample of Big Print

If you'd like to try the TV and Radio Guide before you buy, you can order a free issue by calling our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email [email protected].

More large print publications are available from RNIB so if you are looking for puzzle books, stationery, recipe books or reference books browse our large print books and puzzle books on our Online Shop.

Try digital

Many eBook readers let you enlarge the typeface to a size that suits you, offering access to a huge range of book, newspaper and magazine titles.

It's not just about books, newspapers, and magazines. You can change the text size and the colours of websites, meaning that everything you read online can be altered to suit you.

Public libraries

You can borrow large print books from your local library. If they haven't got the title you want, ask if they can borrow it from another library for you.

eBooks are also available to borrow from some local library services, where the text can be enlarged to suit you.