Welcome to Charis Books and More,
the South's oldest independent feminist bookstore. Celebrating 40 years of feminism and independent voices!
We specialize in diverse and unique children's books.
Feminist and cultural studies books.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer fiction
We will gladly order any book in print.
Order online and save 10% off the cover price!
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 email@example.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.
To kick-off our new Zinester Camp: Paper Trail, we invite all interested young writers, artists, and zine fans to join us on Saturday, March 28th from 2:30-4pm for a preview of the exciting work we will be doing together each week in the Paper Trail Zinester Camp.
Saturday's workshop is completely free and open to all, no pre-registration is required. If you would like to pre-register online for the 8 week camp you may do so here or you can register in person on March 28th.
About Paper Trail Zinester Camp:
For nearly twenty years, Charis Circle, in conjunction with Charis Books and More, the
south's oldest independent feminist book store has provided a forum for free
thought, independent voices, and unique expression. Similarly, Murmur provides
community resources for independent creative projects. Both groups under stand
the need to bridge talent, skills, and information amongst community groups. As
such we announce a new, collaborative zinester camp for youth, called Paper Trail.
Borne out of the Zinester Writers' Group, this camp is offered to youth who
pre-enroll online or in person at the free kick -off work shop at Charis on
Saturday, March 28th from 2:30 - 4.
Enrollment costs $55 and
covers all supplies and printing. For 8 weeks starting April 14th, attendees
will work with local artists and writers to create their own zines and hone
their DIY practice.
Katherine Paist,(Hypoglogia and Ghost Culture) Kat Nelson, Brooke Hatfield
(Flannery O'Connor Portrait Zine), Sinoun Chea (Anatomic Air Press), Judith
Jones (Tom Girl), Amy McDaniel, (Real Pants,421Atlanta) Josh Feigert (State
Laughter),Laura Relyea (Vouched Book s), Elizabeth Anderson (Charis Circle) and
Amanda Mills (Murmur, Atlanta Zine Fest). "I really liked the safe space
and how intimate our groups were. It really helped me develop my work more and
give me better ideas for the future,” affirmed Zelda, a frequent teen
participant in our Zinester Writer s' Group. As a weekly camp, Paper Trail will
facilitate deeper work, encouraging experimentation and collaboration amongst
participants. Skills acquired include an under standing of DIY aesthetics, emphasizing
text through design and layout, familiarity with zine culture, practice discussing
one's own work and verbalizing feedback for others, and experience in planning
a zine exhibit and discussion panel.
This program is funded in part by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs.
"Things We Don’t Talk About: Woman’s Stories from the Red Tent" is a groundbreaking 72-minute documentary film by award winning filmmaker Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, PhD. Spontaneous and organic, a Red Tent is a red textile space where women gather to rest, renew, and often share deep and powerful stories about their lives. The Red Tent movement is changing the way that women interact and support each other by providing a place that honors and celebrates women, and by enabling open conversations about the things that women don’t want to talk about in other venues. Things We Don’t Talk About weaves together healing narratives from inside the Red Tent to shine a spotlight on this vital, emergent women’s tradition. The film provides us an opportunity to remember, to listen, to know, and to find what it is we need to bring back to our communities to help awaken the voices of women.
For more information about “Things We Don’t Talk About” and to view the clips from the film visit: www.redtentmovie.com
This event takes place at The First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta. Proceeds go to support the work of Charis Circle, The First Existentialist Congregation's Social Justice Guild, and the filmmaker.
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!