Maritime Assembly Literature Depot
NOTICE: Effective June 12, 2023, The Literature Depot is OPEN!
Email address for Literature Depot: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember: when you order from your local Literature Depot, you are supporting your own area!
If Mailing: Make Cheques or Money Orders Payable to: Maritime Literature Depot
You can also email your order form and e-transfer funds to email@example.com
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.