Translations of AA Literature.

Question: What languages is The Big Book available in and where can I buy a copy?

What about other literature in other languages too?

Answer: The Big Book is available in many languages. In The USA the best way to try and get a foreign language copy is to call AA World Service in NY at (212)870-3312 and ask what they can send to you.

You can also write or call AA World Service to request a full catalog of AA literature:

Alcoholics Anonymous
Grand Central Station
PO Box 459
New York NY 10163


Some languages have pamphlets available but not the Big Book.

The Australian Nation Office has a full list of available AA literature on their Web site at
The literature item codes used there may differ from those used in your location.

If you have trouble finding foreign language AA literature you might do best to contact the service office in or near the country of origin. We maintain a list of contact information at

We know that the Big Book is available in the following languages:

Africaans          German          Norwegian
Arabic               Greek             Persian
Armenian          Hindi               Polish
Bulgarian          Hungarian      Portuguese
Chinese            Icelandic         Russian
Croatian           Indonesian      Spanish
Czech               Italian             Swahili
Danish              Japanese       Swedish
Dutch                Korean           Thai
English              Lithuanian      Turkish
Filipino              Marathi           Ukrainian
Finnish              Mongolian      Vietnamese
French              Nepali

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