What's New

New feature on aa.org – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Added September 2023

We’ve taken more than 100 of your most frequently asked questions and developed a central resource where you can access them, their answers, and links to related information. Over time this list will grow to include even more helpful, searchable information. A link to the FAQs is available in the footer of every page on aa.org.

 

Announcing: Completely revised and redesigned pamphlet “Young People in A.A.” (Item P-4)

The Grapevine and La Viña apps are here!

Added September 2023 

On your phone or tablet, go to the Apple App Store or Google Play, and search for “Grapevine” or “La Viña.” Tap download. To learn more visit https://www.aagrapevine.org/apps

Box 4-5-9 – Summer 2023 edition

Added August 2023

In this issue, read about the 73rd General Service Conference and Conference Advisory Actions, learn how members are bringing virtual A.A. meetings to correctional settings, and read the first in a new series “Inside A.A. Finance,” featuring a Q&A with the chair of the General Service Board Finance and Budgetary Committee.

This issue also includes news from Publishing and the Archives, updated Seventh Tradition fact sheet, and more.

Update on printing delays and backorders due to supply chain disruptions

Added August 2023

Click here for an update on supply chain disruptions and their impacts on A.A.W.S. literature, as well as estimated in-stock dates for our most popular back-ordered items.

AA Grapevine Inc. job opportunity for Digital Engagement Editor

Added August 2023

To learn more, visit www.aagrapevine.org/job-posting.

Understanding Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality

Added August 2023

It is a common misconception that Alcoholics Anonymous is a religious-based or Christian organization, but that is not the case. In fact, a fundamental principle of A.A. is that the Fellowship is not affiliated with any religion, nor is it allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. In A.A., each person determines their own pathway in their recovery from alcoholism. Click here to read more.

Announcing: A.A. for the Older Alcoholic: now available in new Booklet format

Added August 2023

We are delighted to announce that the newly revised item of General Service Conference-approved literature A.A. for the Older Alcoholic—Never Too Late is now being made available in a Large Print Booklet format.

Message from the General Manager at GSO

"Soft-touch" velvet Big Book covers

Added July 2023

Announcing: New "soft-touch velvet" covers are now being used on our softcover Big Book editions.  See attached letter communication.

Daily Reflections audiobooks

Added July 2023

Announcing: New Daily Reflections audiobooks are now available in English, French and Spanish translations, wherever downloadable audiobooks are sold.  See attached letter communication.

The General Service Office is looking for new Staff Members

Added July 2023

Visit this link to learn more about the role and to complete the application. You can also find the posting on www.aa.org –> Resources –> Contact Us –> Careers.

Vacancy for Non-Trustee Director of AA Grapevine Board in 2024

April 2024 Vacancies for Class B Regional Trustees

Added June 2023

Please click the following highlighted link to see an important announcement on behalf of the Trustees' Nominating Committee.

Update on Printing Delays and Backorders

Added June 2023

Click here for an update on supply chain disruptions and their impacts on A.A.W.S. literature, as well as estimated in-stock dates for our most popular back-ordered items.

About AA – Spring 2023

Added June 2023

About AA is the newsletter from the General Service Office of the U.S. and Canada for professionals of all types who deal with alcoholics. This issue takes a look at "helping alcoholics help each other." 

Box 459 – Spring 2023 edition

Added May 2023

In this issue, learn about the recent reorganization at the General Service Office (GSO) to improve the delivery of vital services to the Fellowship, meet new staff members at GSO, get the latest information on visiting the GSO office, AA celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Big Book in French, and more. 

Enhancements to the aa.org Membership Contributions Website

Announcing: Ebook Adjusted List Pricing

Update on Printing Delays and Backorders

Added April 2023

Click here for an update on supply chain disruptions and their impacts on A.A.W.S. literature, as well as estimated in-stock dates for our most popular back-ordered items.

Corrections Desk Activity Update

East Central Regional Forum Flyer

Added March 2023

We hope you can join us for the upcoming East Central Regional Forum! Click this link to find the event Flyer.

Northeast Regional Forum Flyer

Added March 2023

We hope you can join us for the upcoming Northeast Regional Forum! Click this link to find the event Flyer.

West Central Regional Forum Flyer

Added March 2023

We hope you can join us for the upcoming West Central Regional Forum! Click this link to find the event Flyer.

Southwest Regional Forum Flyer

Added March 2023

We hope you can join us for the upcoming Southwest Regional Forum! Click this link to find the event Flyer.

Announcing literature price increase effective April 3, 2023

Added February 2023

AAWS Board Chair and GSO General Manager announce literature price increase effective April 3, 2023.

A Note of Thanks and a Request for Continued Cooperation

Added February 2023

A Letter to the Media About Anonymity including a thank you from the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous for continued cooperation.

News from the General Service Board

Added February 2023

Interim Chair Jimmy D. shares recent news from the General Service Board.

Open Meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous Welcome Everyone to the Fellowship

Added February 2023

For some AA members, their journey of sobriety began at “open” AA meetings, which can be attended by any member of the community, alcoholic or nonalcoholic. Open meetings have long been a vital source of information for anyone who wants to learn more firsthand about the AA Fellowship. Click here to read more.

Recent Changes at the General Service Office

Added January 2023

General Manager Bob W. shares news of updates and changes at G.S.O. to better facilitate the delivery of vital services to the Fellowship.

Box 459 – Winter Edition 2022

Added January 2023

In this issue, the Publishing Department introduces the new “jacketless” Big Book—a format that will help to decrease printing and delivery delays of this important book. Learn more about the Seventh Tradition and how member contributions support vital services and help members and groups carry the message to suffering alcoholics. Meet Clint M., a new nontrustee director for A.A. World Services and David S., Grapevine Board nontrustee director. And find out how to schedule your visit to the G.S.O. office.

SB-20 Experience, Strength & Hope

Added January 2023

This anthology contains 56 stories retired from the first three editions of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The membership of Alcoholics Anonymous continues to grow and change, but these stories from the past will never be outdated. The essential A.A. story — “what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now” — is a constant. That timeless formula for A.A. talks rings just as true in these stories from our history as it does today in the meeting around the corner.

Experiencia, fortaleza y esperanza

Now available for reading online on aa.org, the new Spanish-language translation of the English-language book Experience, Strength and Hope is posted in a “digital-first” format.

Note: A printed format of this book (Item SB-20) is slated to be available for ordering in 2023. Stay tuned.

News Archives

Opening for Non-Trustee Director, Grapevine Board

Update on Printing Delays and Backorders

Added December 2022

Click here for an update on supply chain disruptions and their impacts on A.A.W.S. literature, as well as estimated in-stock dates for our most popular back-ordered items.

AA Grapevine, Inc. Announcement

Added November 2022

We’ve heard you, and AA Grapevine, Inc. will be making two major changes over the next week to better serve our customers. Read more here https://www.aagrapevine.org/important-updates

The General Service Office is Reopened to Visitors

Added November 2022

Visitors are welcome to the General Service Office Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information and to schedule your visit, email gsotours@aa.org or call 212-870-3430.

2025 International Convention – Survey

G.S.O. Announcement – October 2022

Box 459 – Fall Edition 2022

Added October 2022

This issue highlights the efforts to bring translations of A.A. literature to Native Americans, First Nations, and indigenous people—helping to carry the A.A. message to throughout North America. Go inside the Second Virtual North/South Connections Forum that brought together members from the service structures of Argentina, Canada, Chile, and the United States in July. Meet the new Class B (alcoholic) Trustee-at-large for Canada, two General Service Board Class A (nonalcoholic) Trustees, and three new Class B Trustees. And learn who’s new at G.S.O.

Call to Action - Corrections in Canada

Added October 2022

Please see the attached memo asking for your help to increase participation in the Corrections Correspondence Service to A.A. members in custody in all Canadian correctional settings. 

Corrections Desk Activity Update

Announcing: Hardcover Jacketless Format for the Big Book

Added October 2022

A new jacketless format of the hardcover Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, will reduce production and delivery time—getting this important book in the hands of those who need it in a more cost-effective and timely manner. The new format will have the image from the jacket reproduced directly on the book’s cover. Update to the announcement: The jacketless Big Book will be available to order in December 2022. Click here for more information

REMINDER: Our Contributions Address Has Changed

Added October 2022

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

Please send contribution checks to:

Post Office Box 2407

James A Farley Station

New York, NY 10116-2407

This dedicated PO box enables us to process contributions much more efficiently and at a significant savings to the Fellowship. You also can continue to make contributions online at contribution.aa.org using a major credit card or PayPal.

For more information or assistance, please contact our Member Services team at memberservices@aa.org or 212-870-3023.

About AA – Fall 2022

Added October 2022

About AA is the newsletter from the General Service Office of the U.S. and Canada for professionals of all types who deal with alcoholics. This issue highlights the AA Media Library as a valuable resource for professionals seeking to bring the AA message to individuals who struggle with their drinking. Also in the issue, meet two new General Service Board Class A Trustees and find helpful links to more information about AA of interest to professionals.

Message from General Manager on Visiting the General Service Office

Effective October 5, 2022, the General Service Office will reopen to visitors

Added September 2022

Good news!  Effective October 5, 2022, the General Service Office will reopen to visitors Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., marking the first phase of the reopening process.

Southeast Regional Forum Flyer

Added September 2022

We hope you can join us for the upcoming Southeast Regional Forum! Click this link to find the event Flyer.

We want video submissions from A.A. members

Extension of Mixed-Title Quantity Discount Test Pilot

Added September 2022

In our continued efforts to help get our life-saving literature into the hands of all those who need it, we have extended our popular Mixed-Title Quantity Discount Test Pilot until December 31, 2022. Click here to learn more.

Letter to the Fellowship from G.S.O. General Manager

Added September 2022

Bob W., General Manager at the A.A. General Service Office, shares summer highlights of the work being done by the A.A. World Services Board and the General Service Board, and outlines how G.S.O. staff are implementing the group conscience expressed at the 72nd General Service Conference. He also reports on current financial challenges and how G.S.O. is carrying out its stewardship of A.A. dollars. 

AA Grapevine, Inc. New Book Release

Added September 2022

New Book Coming September 2022

News Release AA Grapevine Inc.

Added August 2022

AA Grapevine Inc., announces a Price Increase on books & other content-related items. Learn more here: www.aagrapevine.org/news-release

Update on Printing Delays and Backorders

Added August 2022

Click here for an update on supply chain disruptions and their impacts on A.A.W.S. literature, as well as estimated in-stock dates for our most popular back-ordered items.

Call for Stories - "A.A. for the Older Alcoholic - Never Too Late”

Added August 2022

Please click the following highlighted link to read the latest activity update from the Treatment and Accessibilities assignment.

Box 4-5-9 Summer 2022

Added August 2022

This issue highlights Grapevine's podcast and a summary of the happenings at the 72nd General Service Conference, including advisory actions. Also featured: work begins on an updated pamphlet for African Americans in A.A.; FAQs on the 2025 International Convention; the Corrections Correspondence Service (CCS) in Canada; and the launch of two new PSAs. 

2025 International Convention – Member Engagement Survey

Update: F.A.Q. - 2025 International Convention

Added July 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about the 2025 International Convention & Travel to Canada

Notice of a printing error in English-language editions of Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

Press Release: July 2022

Pacific Regional Forum Flyer

Added July 2022

We hope you can join us for the upcoming Pacific Regional Forum! Click this link to find the event Flyer.

Recovery story solicitation for the “A.A. for the Black and African-American Alcoholic" Pamphlet Update

Recovery story solicitation for the Fourth Edition of the Big Book Alcohólicos Anónimos

Added on April 2022 

Attached, please find a memo regarding the recovery story solicitation for the Fourth Edition of the Big Book Alcohólicos Anónimos.