Reading news and resources

We've got a number of resources to help you choose, discover and enjoy books, no matter what format you read them in.

RNIB Connect Radio

Listen to our programmes dedicated to books and reading on RNIB Connect Radio:

  • Read On Air is the weekly radio show and podcast for those who are passionate about books and reading. It's hosted by blind author Red Szell and produced by Robert Kirkwood.

  • Talking Books: every weekday we broadcast a new episode of our unabridged Talking Book. There is also a weekend children’s show.

You can listen to these live on Freeview 730 or online at

You can also download them as podcasts from Audioboom or your usual podcast app.

New Books

New Books is your regular update of new titles available for loan and sale from RNIB. New Books is free and is available by email and in DAISY CD, braille, or print. You can download the latest issues below.

If you're a library member, you'll automatically receive New Books. You can also subscribe to New Books without being a member. To sign up, or to update your details or preferences:

Download New Books

Important changes to Read On magazine and enews 

We now have more Read On subscribers than we ever imagined when it first started! While this is exciting, it also means an ever-growing cost and resource, which is no longer sustainable for us as a charity. So, after considering a number of factors, we’ve decided that we will stop producing Read On magazine and Read On enews.

While you’ll no longer receive Read On magazine or enews, you can choose to connect with many other avid readers like you in our Connect Community.

For more information about what this means for you, download our frequently asked questions (Word).

Check out the Read On archive to access past articles.