To learn more about the life stories of A.A.'s co-founders, our A.A. history and the development of the Fellowship in A.A.'s Conference approved literature and other materials, visit the A.A.W.S. online store.



Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers (B-8). The life story of the Fellowship’s co-founder, interwoven with recollections of early A.A. in the Midwest.

Pass It On (B-9). The Story of Bill W. and How the A.A. Message Reached the World.

A.A. Comes of Age (B-3). Bill W. tells how A.A. started, how the Steps and Traditions evolved, and how the A.A. Fellowship grew and spread overseas.


History of Service Audio CD (M-72) rich selection of speeches focusing on the early development of services in Alcoholics Anonymous.

Markings on the Journey (DV-01) DVD depicts A.A.’s history using rare material from A.A.’s archives.


The AA Grapevine Digital Archives. The AA Grapevine is the international journal of Alcoholics Anonymous. Here, for a nominal fee, you can find and read every article, letter, editorial, special feature, joke, and cartoon published in the Grapevine magazine starting from the first issue in June 1944.


We encourage everyone to order A.A. literature from the nearest Central Office or Intergroup Office. If you are unable to reach your local Central Office or Intergroup Office, please contact the General Service Office.

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