The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

  • Release Date: 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Literary Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 6,786 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.


  • insightful

    By Districk12lover
    amazing storytelling but above all, incredible insight on how to lead on your personal journey head on and to never lose the light within you.
  • A pleasant read.

    By Ro Kirk
    Thought provoking and awe inspiring; causes you to reflect on our own personal journey and “legends.”
  • 🫤

    By Lybis
    … fiction, not sure of all the hype
  • Thought-terminating cliches

    By perfect_squircle
    in high school I remember our 11th grade English class had us choose 2 books from a list; a bunch of kids chose The Alchemist because it was the shortest. I liked the books I’d picked, but somehow it stuck in my head as one to check out eventually. Showed up on sale for $3, so I tried it. Oh my god what a deeply stupid book. (At least it was over quick). So many thought-terminating cliches. Why is this considered a classic!?
  • Personal Legend

    By Jeubilee
    Best fiction ever written.
  • The Timely Omen

    By Khari Crooms
    I started this book two years ago, not finishing past halfway through the book. At this point and time in my life I was really starting to realize self in following my true Personal Legend. Now fully immersed in my true purpose, I started the book over right before the year ended last year. Transitioning into an unknown but yet exciting next chapter in my journey, my heart gravitated to this piece to remind me that I’m living everything God has made me to live. Amazing book!
  • One Word to Describe this Book: Special.

    By albi7297
    The ending of this book had me in the edge of my seat while I was thinking what was going to happen to our protagonist. Great story of the journey of life which any of us can resonate at least once in the stories that this book unfolds by the genius mind of the honorable Paulo.
  • A Comforting Read

    By MiMi(=
    Beautiful story.
  • Live Your Dreams

    By resistants-cairne
    Wonderful read…will definitely read more of his books.
  • 🔥🔥🔥

    By iasia_miracle