What's New

Highlights from A.A.W.S. December 3, 2021

Launch of new A.A. website Announcing the launch of our newly updated Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) website, www.aa.org!

Added December 2021

Dear A.A. Friends,

It is my pleasure to announce the launch of our newly updated Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) website www.aa.org. What a great time and privilege to serve as the General Manager of your General Service Office (G.S.O.).

G.S.O. coordinates many services that help groups and members fulfill their purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers, and aa.org plays an important role in that work.

Among the many benefits of our new website, it will serve as a significant resource for A.A. members, those seeking help from A.A., professionals working with alcoholics, the media, and the public at large. Above all, it will provide consistent information about Alcoholics Anonymous.

Box 4-5-9 Winter 2021

Added December, 2021

This issue highlights important A.A. events, both in the U.S./Canada and around the world. The issue also reports on some developments at G.S.O. that will help A.A. members in custody and A.A. members on the outside to connect more quickly and to share experience, strength and hope through correspondence. There is also some information about the annual anonymity letter distributed to the media by G.S.O. and an article about how group problems can actually be a good thing.

Highlights from A.A.W.S. October 29, 2021

A separate post office box has been established for Seventh Tradition contributions

 Added November, 2021

Your office and board are excited to announce that we are embracing a new method of processing our Seventh Tradition contributions that will reduce costs, ultimately allowing for more investment in services to members and groups. To this end, we are excited to announce that a separate post office box has been established for Seventh Tradition contributions only. This change will enable us to process contributions much more efficiently and at a significant savings to the Fellowship.

New audio recordings of the Big Book on CD!

Added November, 2021

Now available in the webstore: all-new recordings of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, now accessible in both abridged and unabridged versions in English, French and Spanish.

Gratitude Month Letter from the General Manager

Added November 2021 

November is thought of by many A.A.s as “Gratitude Month.” It is a time when A.A. groups often choose to make special contributions to their local service offices or committees and to G.S.O. We do this because it is a very direct and spiritual way to participate in Twelfth Step work.  Click here for more.

A Trio of Holiday Special Offers — November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022

Added November, 2021

We are delighted to announce our line-up of A.A.W.S. literature 2021 Holiday Special Offers, including 10% off all Big Books (all formats, all languages); 15% off all orders over $100; and 10% off A.A. items focused on spirituality.

Revised and reformatted Conference-approved A.A. Service Manual, now available in PDF

Added November, 2021

A.A.W.S. is pleased to announce publication of the revised and reformatted General Service Conference-approved A.A. Service Manual combined with Twelve Concepts for World Service, 2021-2023, now available in PDF format in English, French and Spanish. Print edition coming soon. 

First Communication from Bob W., General Manager

Added October, 2021

It is with much gratitude and joy that I share my first communication with you as General Manager of the General Service Office. By way of introduction for those who don’t know me, my name is Bob and I’m an alcoholic!

Announcing Grapevine's New Podcast

Added October, 2021

The AA Grapevine Half-Hour Variety Hour. Featuring AA members Don and Sam. Starting on October 4, 2021 with a new episode each Monday. Each week Don and Sam will interview a different member about their experience, strength and hope, in a casual “meeting after the meeting” manner. Special features will enhance each episode.

A new podcast episode will be available in English every Monday.

To hear the podcasts go to aagrapevine.org/podcast

Alcoholics Anonymous: Hispanic Women in A.A. share their experiences of hope and recovery

Added October, 2021

The 15 stories contained in the most recent Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) recovery publication,Hispanic Women in A.A.,” share the experience, strength and hope of a wide variety of Hispanic women, all of them alcoholics who found sobriety and a new way of life within A.A.

Announcing: Revised and New Items of A.A.W.S. Literature 

Added September, 2021

We are delighted to announce that several items of revised and new literature published in adherence to Advisory Actions of the 71st General Service Conference are now available.

Highlights from A.A.W.S. July 29, 2021

Box 4-5-9 – Fall 2021

Added September, 2021

This issue highlights G.S.O.’s new Member and Customer Service department, with a look at how it meets the needs of members in the U.S./Canada and around the world. The issue also reports on an important professional research project focused on A.A. There is also an introduction to the new G.S.O. general manager and Grapevine publisher, along with profiles of two trustees on the General Service Board.

NOW IN PRINT - Announcing: Preamble Wallet Card and Placard

Added September, 2021

Newly revised Preamble items, in accordance with the group conscience Advisory Action of the 71st General Service Conference:


Wallet Cards 


A.A. Preamble Placard

Update on Printing Delays due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Added August, 2021

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delays in manufacturing, printing and shipping are directly impacting the supply chain for A.A.W.S. literature and other items. It is likely we will be experiencing intermittent backorders on select items. Please feel free to contact us for help in ordering.

• Email: memberservices@aa.org
• Phone: 212-870-3023

See letter with full detail of ways we are working together.