Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters publishes books, pamphlets, service materials, and magazines. In Massachusetts we have a local literature distribution center offering a full range of literature for sale. When you purchase from the physical office in Westborough or at the you are supporting Massachusetts Al-Anon & Alateen.

Free Downloads

While most books and pamphlets are available for purchase at an in-person meeting or online, some very helpful pamphlets and the “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism” magazine are downloadable at no charge.


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Newcomer Packets

A Newcomer Packet is a basic introductory to Al-Anon with pamphlets assembled into a booklet. Purchase online or call the office and request to have information mailed to you at no charge. Office hours: Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–4:00 PM, (508) 366-0556. Or email

Daily Readers

The first pieces of literature many people who are new to Al-Anon prefer are daily readers.The three popular Al-Anon daily readers are listed here.

How Al-Anon Works

How Al-Anon Works covers all the basics in our program. Here you will find out how Al-Anon has helped thousands of people by using the Steps, Traditions, and Concepts of Service. We use these, as well as the slogans and help from other Al-Anon members, to change our attitudes, detach, and take care of ourselves to live more enjoyable and productive lives. A history of Al-Anon and writings from Al-Anon members is also in this book.