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  • We specialize in diverse and unique children's books.
  • Feminist and cultural studies books.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer fiction and non-fiction.
  • We will gladly order any book in print. 
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This website database does NOT reflect what we actually
have in stock. Visit our store at 1189 Euclid Ave, NE Atlanta, GA 30307 located in the heart of the Little 5 Points business district to see all of our great gift ideas. Charis is fully wheelchair accessible, with an accessible (and gender neutral) bathroom, ramp, and shelves on wheels. We have one van accessible parking spot. 
Questions, ideas? Email us at info@charisbooksandmore.com or call us at (404) 524-0304. Please note that GPS devices will often send you to the wrong place. If you prefer to use your GPS for directions use the address of the Brewhouse Cafe: 401 Moreland Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30307. If you are facing the Brewhouse we are located just behind it on the left, diagonally across the street from The Clothing Warehouse. 
                        
   
                                                            

                                               

 

The Way Forward is With a Broken Heart: Suggested Readings in the Aftermath of Mike Brown's Death

It is hard to be present in this moment when our hearts and minds are on the people of Ferguson, MO and the killing of Michael Brown. What is happening in Ferguson is not new. It is not exceptional; it is as American as apple pie, but it is still shocking, still heart-wrenching, still incompatible with the stories some tell about what the United States stands for. We are grateful for mediums like twitter and instagram that bring us the news the mainstream media isn't reporting, but as book people, we are also doing what we always do, looking to the foundation of voices and stories that help contextualize the meaning of this moment and help point the way forward. In that spirit we offer a short, and by no means comprehensive, list of books that are helping us think about what is happening in Ferguson. We don't know what will happen next. We only know that it matters deeply that we all pay attention, because, as Alice Walker says, "the way forward is with a broken heart."  

There will be a rally this Wednesday (August 20th) at 7pm in West End Park (1111 Oak St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310) in solidarity with the people of Ferguson.  All are invited to attend. https://www.facebook.com/events/703967813016978 

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ISBN-13: 9781932841770
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Published: Agate Bolden, 8/2013

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ISBN-13: 9780742563162
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 8/2008

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Published: PublicAffairs, 8/2014

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Published: Left Bank Distribution, 8/2013

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ISBN-13: 9780822351054
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Published: Duke University Press, 10/2011

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ISBN-13: 9781479886036
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Published: New York University Press, 8/2014

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Published: New York University Press, 11/2012

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Published: Beacon Press, 11/2004

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ISBN-13: 9780988628632
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Published: Black Girl Dangerous Press, 5/2014

Neoliberalism (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9780199560516
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA, 2/2010

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ISBN-13: 9781617351044
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Published: Information Age Publishing, 9/2010

Stokely: A Life (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780465013630
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Published: Basic Civitas Books, 3/2014

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ISBN-13: 9781926973869
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Published: Owlkids, 9/2013

A is for Activist (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9781609805395
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Published: Triangle Square, 11/2013

Race Traitor (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9780415913935
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Published: Routledge, 4/1996

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ISBN-13: 9781604864809
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Published: PM Press, 7/2012

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ISBN-13: 9781595582164
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Published: New Press, 11/2007

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ISBN-13: 9780253223395
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Published: Indiana University Press, 8/2011

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ISBN-13: 9780802143006
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Published: Grove Press, 1/2008

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ISBN-13: 9780802141323
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Published: Grove Press, 3/2005

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ISBN-13: 9780872865808
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Published: City Lights Publishers, 8/2012

$14.36
ISBN-13: 9781904859963
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Published: AK Press, 4/2009

The Fire Next Time (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage, 12/1992

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ISBN-13: 9780307275967
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Published: Vintage, 9/2011

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ISBN-13: 9780060959494
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Published: Harper Perennial, 12/2001

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ISBN-13: 9780415929134
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Published: Routledge, 10/2000

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ISBN-13: 9780805050271
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Published: Holt Paperbacks, 10/1996

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ISBN-13: 9780060959470
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks, 1/2001

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ISBN-13: 9780520272590
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Published: University of California Press, 5/2012

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ISBN-13: 9780807856161
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Published: University of North Carolina Press, 2/2005

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ISBN-13: 9781570623448
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Published: Shambhala, 1/1997

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ISBN-13: 9781570629211
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Published: Shambhala, 8/2002

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ISBN-13: 9780872865785
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Published: City Lights Publishers, 4/2012

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ISBN-13: 9781555975180
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Published: Graywolf Press, 2/2009

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ISBN-13: 9780807006238
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Published: Beacon Press, 9/2010

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ISBN-13: 9781595589569
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Published: New Press, 6/2014

The New Jim Crow (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781595586438
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Published: New Press, The, 1/2012

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ISBN-13: 9780385527460
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Published: Spiegel & Grau, 1/2009

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ISBN-13: 9781932841909
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Published: Bolden, 10/2014

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ISBN-13: 9780814776230
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Published: New York University Press, 5/2012

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ISBN-13: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press, 8/2007

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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 7/2013

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ISBN-13: 9781576759448
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 5/2009

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Published: New Press, 4/2014

Decatur Book Festival's Philip Rafshoon is August's Book Curator

 

Charis is proud to feature Philip Rafshoon as this month's community book curator! Philip Rafshoon is the Program Director for the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The DBF is the largest independent book festival in the country and takes place on the Decatur Square Labor Day weekend, August 29-31.

Born in New York, Philip has lived in Atlanta since age six, graduating from Georgia Tech with a BS in Industrial Management He worked as an account executive with corporate clients in the computer industry for ten years. In 1993, he opened what became a landmark in  Atlanta's LGBT community and one of the largest independent bookstores in the Southeastern United States. Rafshoon founded, owned, & operated Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse from 1993 through 2011.More than a bookstore or a coffeehouse, Outwrite served as a landmark welcoming space for Atlanta residents and visitors and an unofficial community center; educating and entertaining customers while helping people come out and grow.  Outwrite also provided a unique venue for an extraordinarily diverse array of public literary events, and provided a place for local writers and artists to gather and connect with interested audiences.

Through numerous Outwrite community partnerships, Philip worked with organizations throughout Atlanta to help coordinate author events. Philip has been involved in a broad range of community and political organizations and has served on the advisory committee of the American Booksellers Association. He has received numerous awards over the years including the Human Rights Campaign Humanitarian Award and two Atlanta Phoenix awards from the Mayors Office.  Philip served as a corporate co-chair of the 2004 AIDS Walk Atlanta and received the Community Service Award from AID Atlanta in the same year.  In 2011, he was awarded the Atlanta Gay Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Ivan Allen Alumni Legacy Award from the Georgia Tech College of Liberal Arts. An avid runner, bicyclist, and traveler, Philip lives in Midtown with his partner, Robert Gaul.

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Published: Atria Books, 4/2014

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ISBN-13: 9780670025305
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Published: Viking Adult, 10/2013

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Published: University of Georgia Press, 3/2014

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Published: HarperOne, 4/2014

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Published: Penguin Books, 5/2014

All I Love and Know (Hardcover)

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Published: William Morrow & Company, 7/2014

Cop Town (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780345547491
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Published: Delacorte Press, 6/2014

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ISBN-13: 9780553808094
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Published: Bantam, 2/2014

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ISBN-13: 9780452282827
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Published: Plume, 1/2001

Invisible Life (Paperback)

$13.46
ISBN-13: 9780385469685
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Published: Anchor, 2/1994

A Man in Full (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9780553381337
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback, 10/2001

March, Book 1 (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions, 8/2013

High Heels & High Times: A Femme Variety Show to Benefit Charis Circle

Aug 15 2014 19:30
Aug 15 2014 21:30
America/New York

(Painting by Alice Urchin)

Spend a sizzlin' hot summer night with some of Atlanta's Favorite Femmes as they celebrate all things femme in support of Charis Circle. $10 to enter, bring cash for delicious sweets baked by femmes and an ALL FEMME KISSING BOOTH! Yes, folks, we wouldn't tease you! Bring your friends for a night to remember!

Performers Include:
Sid Robinson
Tenielle Brown
Hanne Blank
Kenyetta Chinwe
Fiona Zedde
Adriana 
Kathleen Delaney-Adams

Bake Sale Hostess 
Maura Ryan

If you can't be there but want to donate to Charis Circle in honor of your favorite femme click here.

 

 

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Anne Olson is July's Community Book Curator

Pictured Above from Left to Right: Pat Hussain, Linda Bryant, Mandy Carter, Anne Olson (Charis' 39th Birthday) 

Anne Olson is one of our most involved Charis community members. She also happens to be turning 80 this month! In honor of her birthday and her contributions to Atlanta's progressive, activist, and feminist communities we asked Anne to share some of her favorite books with all of you. She had a hard time narrowing it down because she is such an avid reader so we present just a few of her selections here. If you know Anne, you know how hard it is to describe her or encapsulate her life in just a few words. Besides serving on the Charis Circle board, she was involved for many years with the planning and implementation of Poor Peoples' Day. She has trained with and fundraised for Project South. In 2001, she attended the United Nations World Conference Against Racism and Xenophobia which led to an opportunity to judge and review southern and feminist history books for the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. She also joined a Marxist reading group which has further expanded her interest in economic frameworks outside of capitalism. She studies ageism in a group with other women and spends her "free" time pursuing her passion for journalism in her editorial capacity at "The Dancing Fox," her East Lake Commons community paper. She takes pride in being a good neighbor, friend, and supporter of many causes. We are so grateful to call her a Charis friend! Happy birthday Anne!

The Round House (Paperback)

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Published: Harper Perennial, 9/2013

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Published: Picador, 2/2013

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Published: Penguin Books, 9/2013

Dreaming in French (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9780226054872
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Published: University Of Chicago Press, 3/2013

The New Jim Crow (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781595586438
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Published: New Press, The, 1/2012

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ISBN-13: 9780061792267
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Published: Harper Perennial, 2/2013

We Are the Work (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781490721071
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Published: Trafford Publishing, 1/2014

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ISBN-13: 9780199964277
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA, 1/2014

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ISBN-13: 9781604866544
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Published: PM Press, 5/2013

A Room of One's Own (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9780156787338
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Published: Mariner Books, 12/1989

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ISBN-13: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press, 8/2007

Help Charis Circle with your Kroger Rewards Card

Did you know that you can help Charis Circle every time you get your groceries by becoming a Kroger Rewards Card member and choosing Charis Circle as your non-profit of choice. It's free and easy to get started. You can use your existing number or choose to open a new account and link it to Charis Circle. Go to https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and get started today! 
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