The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

  • Release Date: 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 2,321 Ratings


A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.


  • Speechless

    By WhitCutsHair
    This book will change your life...but only when you are ready to read it.
  • Made me feel like a kid again

    By Game-_rater253064
    I won’t spoil it read it it’s a hell of a good book
  • Great

    By kasperbihh
    It was a such a delight reading this book that gave me my own personal omens. Thank you!
  • Second Reading

    By Stanislav4e
    I read this book in my early 20s, and just finished it for a second time more than a decade later. I had forgotten what a wonderful journey it had taken me on years ago, and I’m glad I thought of it again. Time well spent.
  • Young Old Guy

    By Santa Greg
    This book celebrates in metaphor and story that which cannot be tangibly described or caramelized in words. For those who walk Paulo’s path, it is a wonderful reminiscence of life.
  • Enlightening

    By vedasi
    It’s the most beautiful book I’ve read yet
  • The Alchemist

    By AW hunting
    Amazing book! Read in two days.
  • Only good if you’re going through a midlife crisis

    By Moswimma
    This book is only a good read if you’re at a place in life where you don’t know what path you want to travel. If you are content with your choices and your current situation, then this book is a giant waste of time. The story itself is bland and the end is ambiguous in the worst way.
  • Support

    By tristanbergmannlagano
    I accidentally downloaded this when I needed the audiobook

    By renny1017