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If you want to keep up with the day’s headlines, or simply want to enjoy your free time relaxing with your favourite magazine in an accessible format, look no further than RNIB Newsagent.

A woman wearing headphones, lounging on a sofa, listening to a talking newspaper.

Known as ‘talking newspapers and magazines, we have a wide range of magazines and newspapers containing selected highlights of the best articles and features on high street newsstands.

We deliver more than 200 popular and best-selling publications, in a format that suits you. Many of these are popular high-street titles, where we select the best features and articles for you to enjoy. Subscribe today and see what we have to offer.

Newspapers and magazines

Get the major daily and weekend papers. Full text is available electronically so you can read with a screen reader of your choice. You can also choose to receive selected audio highlights by digital download, or on CD or USB.

Among our most popular titles are BBC History Magazine, People’s Friend and Reader's Digest. These magazines are professionally narrated:

  • BBC History Magazine helps bring Britain's and the world's rich past to life. In each monthly issue, leading historians offer fresh insights into every era, from the archaeology of the ancient world to the background to today’s current affairs.
  • People’s Friend is the world's longest-running women's weekly magazine, packed full of fiction alongside features on topics such as gardening, cookery, travel and nostalgia – a little escapism from everyday life.
  • Reader’s Digest is a monthly magazine the whole family can enjoy. It’s packed with inspirational real-life stories, humour and useful tips.

We also offer specialist publications such as New Scientist and Which Magazine, as well as children’s magazines including National Geographic Kids and First News (children’s magazines are free of charge).

Formats available

Please note: Not all titles are available in all formats.

What equipment do I need?

Audio CD titles will play on any standard CD player. They can also be played using Talking Book machines as well as DVD players and computer CD drives. MP3 CDs can be played on CD players with the ability to play MP3 discs, as well as in computers using media software. USB sticks can be played using USB stick players, as well as in computers using media software or on some models of Talking Book machines.

How much does it cost?

CDs (MP3 or audio) and USB sticks cost £11 per year for monthly titles, £16 per year for double CD monthly magazines, or £20.80 per year for weekly titles.

Some of our weekly CD titles, such as TV and radio listings, are just £10.40 per year. For more information, contact our Helpline.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to our text or audio download service, and get access to our entire magazine range ready to download in your preferred format. Find out more about our online service.

If you would like to take out a subscription to a magazine or newspaper, or have any further queries, contact our Helpline. Telephone 0303 123 9999 from Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

You can also email [email protected] or complete our online contact form.

Take out a subscription or request a free sample

Not sure if this is the right service for you? Request a free sample and try the service for yourself. You can order a free issue in the format of your choice by: