Al-Anon and Alateen Literature

Al-Anon has a Conference Approval process to adopt new literature.   Conference approved literature can be indentified by a special logo located on the inside copyright page of a book. It has the words World, Service, Conference within a triangle. This process guarantees the fellowship that the material is an expression of Al-Anon principles. There are also Service Tools which may take the form of pamphlets, booklets, etc. These are developed by staff or committees and are subject to a different approval process than CAL.

To find descriptions of books, pamphlets, and other items available from Al-Anon Family Groups, please click one of the following.

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       Books: For Al-Anon:
  Literature: For Alateen
Pamphlets: For Al-Anon
Pamphlets: For Professionals

How to obtain Al-Anon and Alateen Literature

There are several ways that Al-Anon members, the public and health professionals can obtain Al-Anon/Alateen literature. 

MEETINGS: Most Al-Anon and Alateen meetings have Al-Anon and Alateen literature available. They may sell the literature or ask for a donation, usually at the price they paid for it.  Many meetings have a Literature Coordinator. So if you don't see something you want, ask if the Coordinator can get it for you. To see what's available, you can use this literature list.

LITERATURE DISTRIBUTION CENTER: Many Al-Anon and Alateen groups staff local centers where literature may be purchased. Some will also accept phone, FAX, or mail orders.  They may be able to mail your order to you. The hours vary for the centers and some may consist of only one person.  Visit the Service Centers for phone numbers to some of the Literature Distribution Centers and District Hot Lines   Literature Distribution Centers can help defray the cost of shipping literature since they typically buy in larger quantities.

AREA LITERATURE COORDINATOR: For more information about purchasing literature in Colorado send an email to the Area literature coordinator at:

Al-ANON FAMILY GROUPS HEADQUARTERS: To purchase literature from Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., write to 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617 or call 757-563-1600.  You may purchase literature on-line from them by visiting the Al-Anon Online Store.