AA Literature

Alcoholics Anonymous Approved Literature

Alcoholics Anonymous, also known as the “Big Book,” presents the A.A. program for recovery from alcoholism. First published in 1939, its purpose was to show other alcoholics how the first 100 people of A.A. got sober. Now translated into over 70 languages, it is still considered A.A.’s basic text. You can purchase a copy or scroll down to the online PDF sections of the Big Book. 

Other A.A. Approved Literature

Questions and Answers on Sponsorship

Uses shared A.A. experience to answer 34 questions likely to be asked by persons seeking sponsors, persons wanting to be sponsors, and groups planning sponsorship activity.

A Newcomer Asks

Straightforward answers to 15 questions that those new to Alcoholics Anonymous frequently ask about getting sober in A.A.

A.A. at a Glance

Flyer presenting easy-to-read, basic information about the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Daily Reflections

The Daily Reflections are a great way to start your day with some words of wisdom and thoughts to reflect and meditate on. 

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions explains the 24 basic principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Known as the "Twelve and Twelve,” the book dedicates a chapter to each Step and each Tradition. Chapters provide an interpretation of these principles for personal recovery and the organization of the group. You can purchase a copy or scroll down to the online PDF sections of the Twelve and Twelve.