Below are some commonly-used books and pamphlets. All literature published by AA can be found at their online bookstore. AA Grapevine is another GSO-approved publication. Newcomer-specific suggestions are listed towards the bottom of the page.
All AA Pamphlets
AA Online Bookstore
Twelve Steps &Twelve Traditions
As Bill Sees It
Big Book Personal Stories:Part I, Part II, Part III
Medications & Other Drugs
AA for Alcoholics with Mental Health Issues- and their sponsors
Faith Leaders Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous
Newcomer suggestions are based on common newcomer questions, which can be found here.
There are 42 personal stories at the end of the main book of Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book). Feel free to skip the beginning and go right to the stories in the back.
A Brief Guide to AA
This pamphlet has a good description of alcoholism and AA, and a short questionnaire. You can answer the questions and diagnose yourself.
A Newcomer Asks
This pamphlet has answers to common questions of people approaching AA for the first time.
The "God" Word has many stories of people who stayed sober without a traditional religious belief.
This pamphlet describes sponsors.
This book has lots of tips for combating drinking urges.