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Maritime Assembly Literature Depot

NOTICE: Effective June 6, 2022, The Literature Depot is unable to fill orders at this time.

The Literature Depot Manager/Coordinator announced she was stepping down after Assembly 2022. The search is ongoing for a replacement. 

In the meantime, the Depot has been moved into storage while winding up and transferring of accounts occur, thus we are unable to fill orders.

When able to fill orders again, there will be an announcement on this page and in the News & Views Area Newsletter.

You may still order Literature directly from WSO online at the WSO Online store 

and by mail using their order form found here. Prices are in US dollars.

Make Cheques or Money Orders Payable to:

Maritime Literature Depot

Printable Order Form - unavailable as of June 2022

Email address for Literature Depot:

Please remember: when you order from your local

Literature Depot, you are supporting your own area!

French Al-Anon/Alateen Conference Approved Literature and Resources 

may be ordered from the Maritime Literature Depot.

Please Check Availability

Prior to ordering directly from WSO.

You can also order literature, or A/V materials not carried by the Literature Depot

directly from WSO - Click here

WSO now sells literature in French as Spanish from their website

Digital Products Available

Digital Products, including ebooks, and audio books, are available as well via the Al-Anon WSO storefront.

E-Books Available: Welcome Newcomer eK-10, How Al-Anon Works eB-22, Alateen: Hope For Children of Alcoholics eB-3, 

Having Had a Spiritual Awakening eB-25, and Daily Readers: Hope For Today eB-27, Courage to Change eB-16,

Also several issues of The Forum (Al-Anon’s monthly magazine).

See the WSO Online Store for where these may be purchased.

Can Members Buy Al-Anon Literature from Outside Entities?

     Vitally important to clarify first is that the only place anyone can purchase Al-Anon’s ebooks and audiobooks is through certain electronic media providers. In return for their royalty fee, these providers handle all set-up, processing, and digital rights management, which protects our ebooks and audiobooks from being pirated. At this time, it would be cost-prohibitive for the World Service Office (WSO) to set up this capability on our own website. Ordering through the links to electronic vendors on the Online Bookstore ensures that you are buying ebooks authorized by Al-Anon.

     In a related way, when you buy a physical book, a portion of the price you pay covers the printing, which is also handled by an outside vendor. However, the WSO does not contract with outside booksellers for printed books. As a nonprofit organization, the WSO must sell literature to anyone who wants it. While groups and members can buy Al-Anon books wherever they choose, it is important to know that buying printed books from outside booksellers supports outside entities. Purchasing books from local Al-Anon Literature Distribution Centers or the WSO supports local Al‑Anon services and the Al‑Anon fellowship worldwide.

                                 The Forum, June 2022, Reprinted with permission of The Forum, Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA.

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