Literature Committee

Literature Committee



Today, as in the early days of Alcoholics Anonymous, the A.A. message of recovery from alcoholism is carried by one alcoholic talking to another. However, since the publication of the first edition of the Big Book in 1939, literature has played an important role in spreading the A.A. message and imparting information about the A.A. Twelve Step program of recovery.

The newcomer, walking into an A.A. group for the first time, may be given a meeting list, basic recovery pamphlets and, depending on the individual group conscience, perhaps a copy of Living Sober or the Big Book.

In 1992, the Conference Literature Committee suggested that the trustees’ Literature Committee develop literature committee guidelines comprised of shared experience from the Fellowship.

These guidelines provide a summary of shared experience of A.A.s in the groups, central and intergroup offices, general service areas and districts who have formed literature committees and shared how they “Let Literature Carry the Message, Too.”


Link to A.A. Guidelines by GSO




To Get Involved Contact the Committee Chair on the Contact Us page:

Or attend a district meeting where you live.



Current Activities Include:


Two new Pamphlets

  • AA for the Black/African Americans - Can AA Help Me Too?

  • AA for the Older Alcoholic - Never Too Late



Groups Can...


Literature Committee Chairperson: Abby M
To contact the Literature Committee please go the the "Contact Us" page

This site was last updated on July 9, 2018

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