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Charles Bishop, Jr.,  46 Eureka Ave.,
   Wheeling, WV  26003
Questions ? email or call 304 = 242-2937. 
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Charles Bishop, Jr.
46 Eureka Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-2937   bishopbk@comcast.net
The Bishop of Books is celebrating 41 years as a full-time
Antiquarian Bookseller-Appraiser specializing in the Literature of
Alcoholics Anonymous and Alcoholism.
He has published 11 books on A.A. and The History of
Alcoholism as well as 13 annual AA History-Sobriety Calendars.
He is co-author with Bill Pittman of To Be Continued…The
Alcoholics Anonymous World Bibliography 1935-1994.
Bishop has appraised the libraries of Dr. Robert H. Smith,
Co-Founder of A.A.; Ernest Kurtz, author of NOT-GOD: A History
of Alcoholics Anonymous; Clarence Snyder, Cleveland A.A.
founder; Dr. Wm. Silkworth, who wrote "The Doctor's Opinion" in
the AA Big Book; The Hazelden Archives; as well as numerous
private collections. His appraisals have never been questioned or
challenged by the IRS, insurance companies, etc.
Bishop sold his private alcoholism library of 15,000 items to
Brown University where it resides as The Chester Kirk Collection
of Alcoholics Anonymous and Alcoholism. He is a consultant for
Brown University.
Bishop published the national annual Sobriety Calendar
1990-2000, 2002 and 2009-2011.  Over the years Bishop has issued
50+ sale catalogs of Literature about Alcoholism and A.A. to his
many Fellowship customers.
Bishop served as Area 73 Archivist for West Virgina A.A. for
six years. His thousands of contacts with AA authors, historians,
collectors, addiction treatment professionals, scholars,
antiquarian booksellers and Fellowship members have aided his
services.
Bishop served on the Board of Directors of the Institute for
Research, Education and Training on Addictions (IRETA) in
Pittsburgh, Pa.  He has presented the history of alcoholism and
A.A. programs at Bethany College and West Va. Univ. Mining
School, Gateway Center, Pa., and the Franciscan University in
Steubenville, Ohio; as well as numerous AA events.
Bishop is a 1960 B.A. Wheeling Jesuit University graduate.
For the first time, a History of Sponsorship in A.A.
48 page booklet.  The Bishop of Books, 2015,  First edition,
Limited to 200 copies, signed by author. 
        Bill W. never wrote much about sponsorship.
        Charlie wrote a lot for the first time about it.
Send check or cash.  $10.  FREE first class mailing.
Charles Bishop, Jr.      304 = 242-2937
46 Eureka Ave.,  
Wheeling = WV = 26003
A  Handbook  for  New Sponsors