On this website, the visitor can browse the complete current literature catalogue that includes Conference-approved literature and other A.A. materials and search for individual titles by category and subject matter. A.A. literature is available in many languages. To view and purchase this literature, you may visit the A.A.W.S. Online Store, click here.

F-10 - A.A. Literature Catalog

Literature published by A.A. World Services, Inc. is a resource for the recovering alcoholic and for anyone who wants to find out about Alcoholics Anonymous, its history and how it works. General Service Conference-approved literature reflects the group conscience of the Fellowship of A.A. and includes the book Alcoholics Anonymous (affectionately known by members as the Big Book); Daily Reflections, a compilation of spiritual reflections contributed by members; books written by one of A.A.’s co-founders (such as Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions and As Bill Sees It); and a wide variety of pamphlets and booklets that deal with the Three Legacies of Alcoholics Anonymous: Recovery, Unity and Service. A.A.W.S. publishes literature in three languages, English, Spanish and French, which reflect the three primary languages spoken in the General Service Conference structure of the United States and Canada. We also publish and license translations of the Big Book and other literature in languages and countries around the world, much of which is available in the literature catalog published by A.A. World Services, Inc.


On April 10, 1939, 4,650 copies of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous became available for distribution.  Cornwall Press would deliver copies to Works Publishing company, with an office on William Street in Newark, New Jersey. The grand bill for the print run was $1,783.00!

Copies were also delivered directly to “friends” of the Fellowship, including associates of Rockefeller who aided significantly in the publishing venture.

Today, over 40 million copies have been sold!

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