Ordinarily we would not send a NAWS Update email so soon after our last one, but these are not ordinary times.
We are writing to let you know we are temporarily out of stock of hardcover English-language Basic Texts, as well as some other items, in our Chatsworth and European branches. Currently our office in Canada still has hardcover Basic Texts in stock. We typically try to keep an inventory level of well over $1,000,000 in Chatsworth, and that high level of inventory has, until now, insulated us against many of the supply chain issues that have been affecting organizations and businesses worldwide, but now those challenges have caught up with us. We will not be able to accept orders for the English-language hardcover Basic Text until 15 October.
As of this writing, we still have soft cover Basic Texts in stock in all branches, and dont forget that you can stream or download audio of the Fifth Edition Basic Text in English for free at www.na.org/audio. (Youll find Arabic, Hebrew, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish, and Thai BTs there as well.)
We are doing our best to mitigate the effects of circumstances beyond our control ranging from challenges sourcing raw materials to delays in shipping and in unloading shipments at ports. Nonetheless, these circumstances may affect stock of other items as well. We apologize for the shortages and appreciate your patience.
Yours in service,