By Appointment Only: Call 1-323-936-4343 to schedule pickup

The Los Angeles Central Office Bookstore

4311 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 104
Los Angeles, CA 90010

LACO validates parking!

Park in the upper parking lot behind the building, the entrance is on the W. side of Windsor.

LACO ships via USPS Priority Mail.

Email your order to, include your full name, phone number, and the address where you want to receive your order. You will receive a phone call from a staff member with the details and we will process your credit card payment by phone.

Group or Individual Contributions

Support your Los Angeles AA Fellowship by making secure online contributions to Alcoholics Anonymous Central Office of Los Angeles with PayPal. Click the button above to make contributions from your AA group or individually up to $5000 per year. By contributing you agree to our Terms and Conditions below.

If you are contributing on behalf of your GROUP or MEETING, specify your group name and number in the Special Instructions portion of the contribution page.

A phone number is helpful in case we need to contact you about your contribution. To obtain your Los Angeles Central Office (LACO) group number for your Group or Meeting call us at Central Office and ask for a staff member, 323-936-4343, or email us at . Thank you

Group contributions are not limited.

About 7th Tradition Distribution

7th Tradition Pie Charts

7th Tradition Information

Tradition 7

Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

How You Can Contribute Today

Some groups pass the basket for Central Office quarterly or once a month. Consider making a birthday contribution to LACO of $1, $5, or more for every year of your sobriety. Thank you for supporting Los Angeles Central Office!

Central Office business hours are:

9:00AM – 6:30PM

9:00AM – 4.30PM

Mailed contribution checks may be made payable to:

LACO, 4311 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 104, Los Angeles, CA 90010

We appreciate your support! Thank you.

Alcoholics Anonymous Central Office of Los Angeles is a 501(c)3

Alcoholics Anonymous Central Office of Los Angeles is a nonprofit corporation, registered under California law, and approved as a Public Charity by the IRS under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, your contributions, regardless of the amount, are tax-deductible in accordance with applicable law. For contributions of $250 or more, and upon request for lesser amounts, you will receive a letter of acknowledgement of your contribution for your tax records. Please note that, for contributions under $250, your PayPal receipt can be used as proof of your contribution for income tax purposes. For contributions mailed to Central Office, you will receive a mailed receipt (and, if applicable, a letter of acknowledgment) if you provide your return mailing address.

The 7th Tradition, Long Form

The A.A. groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members. We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise. Then too, we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries, which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for not stated A.A. purpose. Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money and authority.

Member Contributions

Contributions are accepted only from members of Alcoholics Anonymous. By contributing you certify you are a member of A.A. and/or you are contributing on behalf of your Meeting or Group and agree to provide your Group or Meeting name, the day of the week, the time of the Meeting, and the city in which your Group meets.

The annual contribution limit from individuals to Alcoholics Anonymous Central Office of Los Angeles is $5,000.

Los Angeles Central Office produces the print LACO Meeting Directory and maintains the LACO online Meeting Directory, manages this A.A. Website, sells A.A. conference-approved literature, and provides services for Los Angeles County including our A.A. Speaker List. We also see to it Public Information requests for A.A. information, event attendance and specialty speaking engagements are fulfilled.


Los Angeles Central Office always welcomes new AA members for answering phones at the office.

We get calls every day and night from people trying to get sober, wanting to know where a meeting is, visitors to our area – and we need people to answer these calls!

Phone volunteers typically work a 4 hour shift twice a month.

Are you interested in this important 12th step work?

Please email you full name and phone number to: We will contact you to schedule your orientation.

Thanks for being of service!

About Central Office

LACO is a non-profit organization, a 501(c)(3). We serve A.A. groups by doing the work individual groups don’t do. We distribute AA literature at the lowest possible cost, manage the LACO location enabled and Smartphone compatible meeting directory, and publish the LACO meeting directory twice annually. We endeavor to staff phone volunteers 24 hours a day. LACO hosts Central Service Representative Zone Meetings, the Central Service Committee and Intergroup Meetings, and other meetings as scheduled.

Los Angeles Central Office has been here for AAs since 1943 because of your support. Contact us with any questions you may have regarding Alcoholics Anonymous. We are here for you, let us know how we can help you carry the message.

The History of AA & Central Office in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous opened on July 1st, 1944. Look forward to joining us in celebrating our 75th anniversary in 2019!

Click here to download to the talk (MP3) given by a long-time volunteer turned special worker, Joe M.

Stay tuned for more …

About the Website

The purpose of is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous by providing a resource whereby information about Alcoholics Anonymous and A.A. in Southern California may be easily found on the internet, and for locating A.A. meetings and current events in Los Angeles, Southern California and beyond.

Our website provides contact and website information for other central offices and service groups, and links to sites which are about A.A. and for A.A. members, in accordance with the AA Internet Guidelines. Our website does not list or link to sponsored websites. In accordance with Tradition 11 of the 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, individuals are not personally identified on nor does the website link with any site which personally identifies members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Based on the experience of A.A. members worldwide, the managers of take heed the Internet Guidelines as published by the New York General Service Office?unless the CSC and/or Intergroup Association of LACO specifically state otherwise.

Copyrights and Fair Use: No part of may be copied or reproduced without the express written permission of Alcoholics Anonymous Central Office of Los Angeles. When A.A. World Services, Inc. and A.A. Grapevine, Inc. literature is presented on the appropriate credit lines requested by A.A. World Services, Inc. and A.A. Grapevine are used. Contact A.A. World Services and/or A.A. Grapevine if you require permissions for use of copyrighted material.

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