Al-Anon Information Service Bookstore

Coronavirus (COVID-19) : Update February 2022 : The Al-Anon Information Service office is reopening to the public on Wednesdays 10:00 am to 1:30 pm and Fridays 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. If you are planning a visit on either of these days please phone 01 8783624 on the day to check the office is open. Masks are required. The Bookstore is well stocked for all items on the order form.  Literature can also be purchased by emailing an order form and making a payment through PayPal. The restricted office opening hours do not apply to the helpline that continues to take calls 7 days week from 10 am to 10 pm.

Please call into the Al-Anon Information Service Centre at 5 Capel Street, Dublin 1 to view and sample our large range of Al-Anon and Alateen leaflets and books for sale, or call us on 01 8783624.

If you just want to chat that’s fine too.

We are open Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. If you are coming into town especially to visit the shop please call ahead on 01 8783624 to check we are open as sometimes volunteers are not available and the office can be closed at short notice. Alternatively, literature orders can be posted to anywhere in Ireland for a flat fee of €8.50.

To purchase literature download an Excel Literature order form here or a PDF Literature order form here.  Return the completed form by post with a payment by cheque or postal order or alternatively email the completed form to and make a payment by debit credit card using PayPal here:

 a PDF Literature Catalogue to see a sample of some of the literature for sale. Orders for literature made through the Al-Anon Information Service help support the activities of Al-Anon in Ireland. Most groups also have a basic selection of leaflets and books for sale at the weekly meetings. Some local public libraries also have some Al-Anon books.

How can we use Al-Anon and Alateen Literature ?

To keep our Al-Anon and Alateen message in focus, it is suggested that only Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature be displayed, distributed, and used at Al-Anon and Alateen meetings, conferences and conventions. Al‑Anon and Alateen literature is most fully understood when used in conjunction with other tools of the program. The books and pamphlets can strengthen our recovery, but they cannot substitute for the help and healing that takes place at Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings in the context of a complete recovery program

What is Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature ?

Al-Anon and Alateen conference approved literature (CAL) are the daily readers, books, booklets and pamphlets that are published by Al-Anon World Services. Conference approval is the process for development of recovery literature written by members who share their experience, strength and hope while expressing Al-Anon and Alateen principles. They offer us the comfort in knowing we are not alone and that our situation is not unique. There is a wealth of wisdom provided through printed stories that members tell by sharing their experience strength and hope. In keeping with the spirit of Al-Anon, the full name of any individual member does not appear in the title of Al-Anon and Alateen material, nor is authorship acknowledged.

What subjects are covered by Al-Anon and Alateen Literature ?

Some publications concentrate on specific aspects in dealings with the disease of alcoholism such as “In All of Our Affairs: Making Crisis Work for You”, and “Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Loses”. Some books offer guidance in how members work the program such as “Paths to Recovery”, “How Al-Anon Works”, and “Al-Anon Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions”. The daily readers offer a collection of daily meditations, and the pamphlets concentrate on specific areas of concern such as “Sponsorship, What It’s All About”, “How Can I Help My Children”, “Why Anonymity In Al-Anon”. “To the Mother and Father of an Alcoholic”, and many more. Download a full list of available literature here. If you phone us or call in we are more than happy to make recommendations or confirm what items are currently in stock. The direct number for the centre is 01 878 36 24. You can download the literature catalogue here .

Ordering Literature

Download a PDF Literature Catalogue

Download the Excel Literature Order Form

Download the PDF Literature Order Form

Post or email in your completed form to and pay by debit or credit card online using the PayPal yellow Buy Now button on the left hand side of the page below or by posting in a order form with a cheque or postal order

You can also visit our Information Service Bookstore on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. Please ring ahead on 01 878 3624 to check volunteers are available on the day to process your order.

If you have any questions click here to send a literature query or call us on 01 8783624. 

You can Download a PDF Literature Catalogue that contains most the literature currently for sale. 

Or visit our Service Centre Bookstore.