The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

  • Release Date: 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 4,175 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.


  • A story of a lifetime.

    By Dave9955
    As compelling as Fatima—this read has awakened a part of me I had not know yet. Savor every word, and share your experience(s) with others. Long live “The Alchemist.”
  • Great Book

    By Juu baby
    Such a relatable story about life and following one’s dreams. This book is full of wisdom.
  • 🙌🏾

    By beninair
    Worth a read
  • Fav!

    By COLT114
    A favorite coming of age tale and a great and fun way for many to understand how unimportant material things and false excitements are.
  • My love for this book

    By Lovelansky
    My love for this book is intense, I read this book off in a good two weeks and I am going to read it again after reaching my 12 books goal.
  • Must read

    By Marcos138
  • Thank You!

    By Tifflovesflashcards.
    Really enjoyed it and the principles are so relevant to modern day life. People don’t think enough about their dreams and what really matters and this book is such a beautiful reminder not to waltz through life, settling for mediocrity. Read this!
  • Amazing

    By maemaeeeeee
    This story just reminds you of you potential in the world. We all have our personal legends and should all Pursue it!
  • A Book for All Ages

    By areadingfool
    This book was simple, while being very deep and contemplative at the same time. It’s about a young man who follows his path, at all costs, and learns important life lessons that I, personally, found helpful and inspiring. It is a wonderful story of youth, of truth, of suspense and of peace. And you get to write your own review when you finish reading your copy of “The Alchemist.” Enjoy
  • Outmoded & Overrated

    By Ambassador Joss
    This book, which I had wanted to read for over fifteen years, turns out to be an excruciatingly long bible verse full of outmoded and racist stereotypes. It’s probably one of the most overrated and overhyped books of all time. It might have worked much better as a children’s book, minus about 135 pages and stripped of the offensive cultural references.