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Braille Books and Magazines

  • American Printing House For The Blind (APH)
    1839 Frankfort Avenue
    P.O. Box 6085
    Louisville, KY 40206-0085
    Phone: (502) 895-2405
    Toll-Free customer service: (800) 223-1839 (U.S. and Canada)
    Fax: (502) 899-2274

    Has a large catalog of books for children and adults. Also produces textbooks and tests and a children's magazine with tactile graphics called Squid.

  • American Bible Society
    1865 Broadway
    New York, NY 10023
    Toll free: (800) 248-6571
    Phone: (212) 581-7400
    Fax: (212) 408 1512

    Markets the Bible on cassette tape, large print and in Braille.

  • Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    ASB Bookstore
    919 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Phone: (215) 627-0600

    Bookstore offering a large selection of braille books under categories such as biography, classics, cookbooks, drama, history, young adult, children, and more. Publications catalog available for download in several formats.

  • Bibles for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
    3228 East Rosehill Avenue
    Terra Haute, IN 47805
    Phone: (812) 466-4899

    Produces the Bible and evangelical tracts in Braille.

  • Blind Mice Mart
    16810 Pinemoor Way
    Houston, TX 77058
    Phone: (713) 876-6971

    Has a variety of items for sale, including braille cookbooks.

  • Braille Bibles International
    1908 Plumbers Way Ste 100
    Liberty, MO 64068-7450
    Phone: (800) 522-4253
    Fax: (877) 822-4253

  • Braille Institute
    Braille Institute Universal Media Services
    741 North Vermont Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90029
    Phone: (323) 906-3104 or
    (323) 663-1111, Ext. 1508

    Sells braille books for children and adults. Also has free Dots For Tots early literacy program.

  • Christian Record Services, Inc.
    4444 South 52nd Street
    Lincoln, NE 68516-1302
    Phone: (402) 488-0981

    Has print/braille children's books, a lending library of braille books for children and adults, a Christian magazine for young adults, and braille Bibles.

  • Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    7000 Hamilton Avenue
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
    Phone: (513) 522-3860

    346 St. Paul Avenue
    Memphis, Tennessee 38126
    Phone: (901) 523-9590

    Clovernook's Braille Printing House is recognized as one of the largest volume producers of Braille in North America. They transcribe, emboss, bind and distribute Braille editions of general readership magazines and books.

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Special Curriculum
    50 East North Temple Street, Floor 24
    Salt Lake City, UT 84150
    Phone: (801) 240-3225 or (800) 537-5971

    Offers two publications. The Friend is a monthly magazine of religious articles, poems, songs and stories for children under twelve. The New Era is geared for youngsters twelve and up. There is no charge for subscriptions, but a donation is requested.

  • The Kenneth Jernigan Library for Blind Children
    A Division of American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
    18440 Oxnard Street
    Tarzana, CA 91356
    Phone: (818) 343-3219

    Maintains a lending library of 40,000 print/Braille and braille only books that are distributed free to blind children in the United States and Canada. Titles are sent to patrons' homes or to their school and are free to borrowers.

  • Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
    1740 Eugene Street
    White Bear Lake, MN 55110
    Phone: (651) 426-0469

    Publishes and produces Christian literature for blind people.

  • International Christian Braille Mission, Inc.
    5312 MacCorkle Avenue SW - PMB277
    South Charleston, WV 25309-1012
    Phone: (304) 768-8876
    Fax: (304) 768-6492

    Produces and distributes several braille Christian titles and magazines.

  • National Braille Association
    95 Allens Creek Rd
    Bldg 1, Suite 202
    Rochester, NY 14618
    Phone: (585) 427-8260
    Fax: (585) 427-0263

    Maintains a repository of textbooks, career-related titles, and braille music offerings.

  • Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
    13471 California St.
    PO BOX 5000
    Yucaipa CA, 92399
    Phone: (909) 795-8977
    Fax: (909) 795-8970

    Offers a braille bible and Christian books in braille.

  • National Braille Press
    88 St. Stephen Street
    Boston, MA 02115-4302
    Phone: (800) 548-7323
    Fax: (617) 437-0456

    NBP offers the only children's braille book club, offering reasonably-priced print/braille books, a free early literacy program for U.S. and Canadian families called ReadBooks!, as well as books written by blind authors, such as computer manuals and how-to guides. NBP produces textbooks, tests, and resources such as Nemeth reference sheets, books on braille music, etc. Print and braille catalogs available upon request.

  • Perkins School for the Blind
    175 North Beacon Street.
    Watertown, MA 02472
    Phone: (877) 473-7546 or email

    Offers the Perkins Panda early literacy kit for sale.

  • Seedlings Braille Books for Children
    P.O. Box 51924
    Livonia, MI 48151-5924
    Phone: (800) 777-8552

    Offers over 11000 books for children, including print/braille board books, braille-only books, and free encyclopedia articles in braille for students. Also has several initiatives in Michigan and some specific states that provide free books or summer reading programs.

  • Sensational Books!
    P.O. Box 261085
    Lakewood, CO 80226
    Phone: (303) 238-4760

    Author Anne Cunningham has created and offers a print/braille counting book with tactile graphics, called Sadie Can Count.

  • Volunteer Braillists and Tapists, Inc.
    517 N. Segoe Road, #200
    Madison, WI 53705
    Phone: (608) 233-0222

    Braille books and print/braille books available for loan or purchase. All American Girl books available at less than print price. Catalog available.

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Periodicals and Newsletters


    Although not exclusively devoted to braille, this free bi-monthly online publication produced by the American Foundation for the Blind frequently has reviews of braille products, articles on new developments in braille related technology, and current information on developments in information access. To read current and past issues and to sign up for free email AccessWorld extra editions, see the website listed above.

DOTS for Braille Literacy
100 Peachtree Street, Suite 620
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 525-2303
Fax: (404) 659-6957

    This free newsletter includes information about new braille products, strategies for teaching, and resources for teachers, parents, family members, and anyone interested in braille literacy. Available in print and braille, on disk, and via e-mail.

Future Reflections

    Future Reflections is a magazine for parents and teachers of blind children. It is published quarterly by the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children, a Division of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). Future Reflections is available in print and on cassette tape and a special introductory book issue is available free from the NFB.

    Future Reflections covers the issues surrounding blind children as they grow from birth through college. Each issue provides resources and information for parents and teachers, as well as a positive philosophy about blindness. Articles from teaching blind infants to discover and explore their surroundings to campus issues, such as access to braille and recorded textbooks, offer answers to many of the common questions asked by parents. Additionally, the magazine offers a national network of contact with other parents who have shared similar experiences and who can provide information, support and encouragement. Future Reflections also includes articles about successful blind adults who serve as role models for blind children and their parents.

    Future Reflections is a tool and guide for teachers and educators working with blind children. Each issue of Future Reflections is filled with articles about parents, teachers, blind adults, and blind children who have, with the help of the National Federation of the Blind, incorporated a new way of thinking about blindness in their daily lives.

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Electronic Braille Sources

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