A.A. World Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the publication of the only authorized reproduction of the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This new edition will be a faithful replica of the original, with the famous “circus cover” dust jacket and bulky paper (which is why it was initially called the Big Book).
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the historic publication of Alcoholics Anonymous in April 1939, the 2013 General Service Conference approved the creation of this facsimile edition of the first printing of the first edition.
Pre-orders: Starting November 15, 2013 you may pre-order copies. Pre-ordered books will be shipped directly to the purchaser and gift orders to the address provided, in April 2014.
Letter from AAWS
We are pleased to send to Conference members a preview of the flyer that will announce the publication of the 75th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous (the Big Book). You will note that order information is spelled out on the flyer, including shipping charges and discount pricing. We will begin taking pre-orders on November 15, 2013, and the books will ship in April 2014, the month of the 75th anniversary of the first publication. We plan to send out the flyer as an insert in the Holiday Edition of Box 4-5-9 and the other print newsletters later this fall, as well as to post it prominently on our Web site, www.aa.org, and feature it on the A.A.W.S. Online Store for easy ordering. The flyer will be posted in a black and white version for easy printing, as well as color, and in the three languages of our Conference. For any questions regarding this publication, please feel free to contact the Publishing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.