Literature which Carries the Message

Getting started on your journey

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, first published in 1939, is the basic text of the Fellowship which describes both the problem and the solution to alcoholism.

Written with 18 years of experience, the “12 & 12” deepens the  understanding of the Twelve Steps and introduces the Twelve Traditions which has given A.A. its present form, substance, and unity.

Continuing your Journey

Practical booklet which demonstrates through simple examples how A.A. members throughout the world live and stay away from that “first drink” one day at a time.

A collection of readings that moves through the calendar year one day at a time: A.A. members reflect on favorite quotations from the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous.

A source of comfort and inspiration, this collection of Bill W.’s writings addresses themes such as acceptance, gratitude and spirituality.

Committee Literature

Virginia Area Service Manual

This workbook offers shared experience on honoring the Traditions while working within the guidelines of various facilities. 

This workbook offers shared experience on forming effective committees and on carrying the message “behind the walls,” including starting meetings in various kinds of facilities

This workbook offers shared experience on working with nonalcoholic professionals (including those in the healthcare, psychiatric, corrections, pastoral and legal fields) to carry the message to the sick alcoholic.

This workbook offers shared experience on committee activities, setting up a repository, preservation work, copyright, collecting oral histories and more. Also provides information about accessing materials in the G.S.O. Archives.

This workbook offers shared experience on carrying the message through various media, including print, radio, TV and the Internet, as well as on organizing workshops and creating presentations. Sample letters to various professionals provide additional guidance

Our Meeting in Print

Grapevine and La Viña are the monthly international journals of Alcoholics Anonymous in print, digital and audio. Written, edited, and illustrated by A.A. members and friends of A.A., Grapevine is a lifeline linking one alcoholic to another.