- How To Order From Our Site
- Contact Info, Hours and Directions to Charis
- Charis Circle
- Charis History
- Why a "Feminist" Bookstore in This Day and Age?
- A Personal History of Charis by Linda Bryant
- Charis's 35th Birthday Bash!
- Snapshot, 1982: The Charis "Dinner Party" Store
- You Might Like Charis If...
- I've Been to Charis
- Charis Books' 38th Birthday Party
- Creative Leadership Award to Charis Books and More
- FAQ: How to Get Us to Sell Your Book, etc
- Independent Feminist Bookstores Across North America
- How Can I Get Involved in the Independent Bookstore Movement?
- Ongoing Program Series
Old Charis Books and More Sign at 419 Moreland Ave.
We will be celebrating 38 years of feminist bookselling this fall and we are always celebrating our stories. These stories are written in poetry, biography, short stories, plays, essays, songs and novels. These stories are told in circles--circles of women, circles of children, circles of dreamers, circles of men seeking hope, all making justice. Some stories are read to huge crowds, others are spoken in whispers, one by one. Some stories are found in books, while others emerge from our own hearts as we recognize ourselves in someone else's eyes or words. For over 35 years these stories have been weaving themselves together and finding voice in our little corner of Little Five Points in Atlanta, Georgia. We call this space a feminist bookstore. We call this space "Charis," a Greek word that means grace, gift, thankfulness.
Read about the early years of Charis in Southern Spaces: an interdisciplinary journal about the regions, places, and cultures of the American South
Staff photo circa 1994, (L. to R.)Beryl Jackson, Linda Bryant, Sara Look, Sherry Emory
Read about Charis in the news:
bell hooks and Byllye Avery circa 1985
Below you will find some books that contain further Charis history.