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January 16, 2024

Dear A.A. Friends,

As we have been updating everyone throughout these unprecedented times, supply chain disruptions throughout the worldwide paper, printing and trucking industries continue to unfavorably impact the manufacture and distribution of A.A.W.S. literature and other items.

We have implemented many measures in efforts to reduce potential backorders — for example, ordering paper and scheduling reprints with our printers of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, and other items more than six months in advance of projected need. Most recently we have introduced jacketless hardcovers and new cover finishes in efforts to expedite delivery and help eliminate backorders.

Books and Booklets back in stock

  • Alcoholicós Anónimos (bolsillo) Spanish (SB-35)
  • Alcoholicós Anónimos Large Print, Abridged Spanish (SB-24)
  • A.A. en la Carcel: Un Mensaje de Esperanza Spanish (SB-13)
  • Llegamos a Creer Spanish (SB-6)
  • A.A. Llega a Su Mayoria de Edad Spanish (SB-3)
  • El Dr. Bob y Los Buenos Veteranos Spanish(SB-8)

Most popular pamphlets Back in Stock:

  • “Is A.A. for You?” (P-3)
  • “Es A.A. para Usted?” (SP-3)
  • “Young People and A.A.” (P-4) newly revised edition
  • “Women in A.A.” (P-5)
  • “Faith Leaders Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous” (P-25)
  • “A.A. in Your Community” (P-31) – newly revised edition
  • “LGBTQ Alcoholics in A.A.” (P-32)
  • “Problems Other Than Alcohol” (P-35)
  • “Twelve Traditions Illustrated” (P-43)
  • “Understanding Anonymity” (P-47)
  • “Bridging the Gap” (P-49)
  • “The Group Treasurer” (F-96)

Books and Booklets out of stock and on backorder
Estimated in-stock dates, subject to change beyond our control, for these books are as follows:

  • De Las Tiniebras Hacia La Luz (SB-21) — End of February
  • Vivre…Sans Alcool! (FB-7) — End of February

Most popular pamphlets out of stock and on backorder
Estimated in-stock dates, subject to change beyond our control, for these pamphlets are as follows:

  • “Detrás de los muros: un mensaje de Esperanza” (SP-9) — February
  • “A.A. por Jack Alexander” (SP-12) — February
  • “Vous Croyez-Vous Différent?” (FP-13) — March
  • “Le RSG – représentant auprès des Services Généraux” (FP-19) — March
  • “A.A. Como Recurso para los Profesionales de la Salud” (SP-23) — March
  • “A.A. en las Instituciones Correccionales” (SP-26) — March
  • “A.A. en las Instituciones de Tratamiento” (SP-27) — March   
  • “Collaboration des membres des AA avec les professionnels” (FP-29) — March  
  • “Y a-t-il un Alcoolique dans Votre Vie?” (FP-30) — March
  • “¿Hay un Alcoholico en su Vida?” (SP-30) — March
  • “A.A. En Su Comunidad” (SP-31) — End of January
  • “Los Alcohólicos LGBTQ en A.A.” (SP-32) March
  • “Mejor que Estar Sentado en Celda” (SP-33) – March
  • “Ca Vaut Mieux que de Poireauter en Prison” (FP-33) March
  • “Seamos Amistosos con Nuestros Amigo” (SP-34) – March
  • “¿Es A.A. Para Mi?” (SP-36) – March
  • “Lo que le Sucedió a José” (SP-38) Date ETA March
  • “Le Sucedió a Alicia” (SP-39) – March
  • “El Punto de Vista de un Miembro de A.A.” (SP-41) – March
  • “Las Doce Tradiciones Ilustradas” (SP-43) – March
  • “El Legado de Servicio de A.A.” (SP-44) – March
  • “Si Usted es un profesional, A.A. quiere trabajar con usted” (SP-46) – March
  • “El Grapevine y la Viña: nuestras reuniónes impresas” (SP-52) –March
  • “Los Doce Pasos Illustrados” (SP-55) – March
  • “Les Douze Étapes Illustrées” (FP-55) — March
  • L’expérience Nous a Appris : une Introduction à Nos Douze Traditions (FP-91) – End of January
  1. Those seeking to purchase items will receive all discounts earned on items that they select – including those items on backorder.
  2. Individuals ordering can “add to cart” and place orders for these items as they normally would. The items will ship when they are back in stock.
  3. Purchasers will receive emails informing them of any backorders.
  4. The product detail pages of the webstore will state when an item is “out of stock,” provide an estimated “back in stock” date and display related items available for purchase now (the same content in different formats, for example).
  5.  A notice on the detail pages for out-of-stock items will reiterate that purchasers seeking to order our literature may check with their local Intergroups and Central Offices, which may have the items in stock.

Working together, we are committed to A.A.’s time-honored tradition of collaboration and resilience within the Fellowship as we carry the message via our literature.

With all best A.A. wishes,

David R.
Publishing Director
A.A. World Services, Inc.

Malini S.
Director of Operations
A.A. World Services, Inc.

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