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Welcome to Charis Books and More, the South's oldest independent feminist bookstore, celebrating radical and independent voices in the heart of the South since 1974! We are located in Decatur, GA, part of metro Atlanta, and we are proud to be the school store partner for Agnes Scott College. We specialize in diverse and unique children's books, feminist, and cultural studies books, books on anti-racism and ending white supremacy, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer fiction and non-fiction. Not sure what to read? Our staff picks and reading lists are a great place to start.

We're open for in-person shopping 7 days a week!

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am
The LGBTQ+ Book Club is a group for Atlanta's LGBTQ+ folks and allies to read queer-themed books and books by queer authors!
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us to play table-top board games and have some casual social time from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of every month.
Tue, 06/28/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Kidliterate invites you to join a group of quirky adults who enjoy reading and discussing Young Adult and Middle Reader books. Drop-ins welcome!
Tue, 06/28/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
All the Blood Involved in Love is an urgent and evocative collection--featuring complex and compelling poems about the choices we make surrounding home, freedom, healing, partnership, and family.
Wed, 06/29/2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Matt and Beau will chat with fans, take photos, and sign their book, Probably This Housewarming: A Guide to Creating a Home You Adore on the front porch of Charis.
Wed, 07/06/2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
This group is designed to support the ongoing development of parents and educators of self-identified genderqueer and/or trans children, teens, or young adults, as well as children who are “gender creative,” gender non-conforming.
Mon, 07/11/2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us to play table-top board games and have some casual social time from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of every month.
Tue, 07/12/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Queer Romance Book Club is a group of adults that reads and discusses queer romance stories of all kinds.
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am
The LGBTQ+ Book Club is a group for Atlanta's LGBTQ+ folks and allies to read queer-themed books and books by queer authors!
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us to play table-top board games and have some casual social time from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of every month.
Tue, 06/28/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Kidliterate invites you to join a group of quirky adults who enjoy reading and discussing Young Adult and Middle Reader books. Drop-ins welcome!
Tue, 06/28/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
All the Blood Involved in Love is an urgent and evocative collection--featuring complex and compelling poems about the choices we make surrounding home, freedom, healing, partnership, and family.
Wed, 06/29/2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Matt and Beau will chat with fans, take photos, and sign their book, Probably This Housewarming: A Guide to Creating a Home You Adore on the front porch of Charis.
Wed, 07/06/2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
This group is designed to support the ongoing development of parents and educators of self-identified genderqueer and/or trans children, teens, or young adults, as well as children who are “gender creative,” gender non-conforming.
Mon, 07/11/2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us to play table-top board games and have some casual social time from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of every month.
Tue, 07/12/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Queer Romance Book Club is a group of adults that reads and discusses queer romance stories of all kinds.

ACCESSIBILITY

Charis Books is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on site van accessible parking, two ramps, and additional overflow accessible parking nearby. Most of our shelves are on wheels and can be moved to provide additional access. Our bathrooms are wheelchair accessible and gender neutral with motion activated fixtures. Both bathrooms have wheelchair accessible baby changing tables. Our directional signs are written in braille. Our events are mic'd for sound. We caption videos when we show them in the space. Free ASL interpretation is available for most Charis Circle programs upon request. Please email info@chariscircle.org to request interpretation as early as possible. We have several different kinds of seating for events. If you need a wider or sturdier chair and don't immediately see one available, please let us know and we will help you find one that fits your body. The space has all LED lighting. The space is not scent or chemical free but we do our best to minimize the use of chemicals and scents throughout the space and use low VOC materials whenever possible. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@chariscircle.org.