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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!

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Click here to browse our full Charis Holiday Gift Guide!

Holiday Shopping Info:
Thank you for shopping independent, queer, and feminist!
Most orders are processed within 48 hours and ship/are available for pickup within 1-7 business days. 
Our website reflects what is available to order, NOT what is on our shelves. To check in stock availability or if you have other questions, please call the store (404)524-0304 10am-7pm daily (Sundays, Noon-6pm). 
We will do our best to get books and other items ready for pick-up or shipping, however, we cannot guarantee any shipping or delivery times.
To (hopefully) receive by 12/24 order by 12/4 for books that need to be shipped to recipient.
Order by 12/11 for books to be picked up at the store.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
A trailblazing lesbian poet, child Holocaust survivor, and political activist whose work is deeply informed by socialist values, Irena Klepfisz is a vital and individual American voice.
Wed, 12/07/2022 - 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.
Thu, 12/08/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
A poignant and ruthlessly honest journey through cultural expectations of size, race, and gender—and toward a brighter future—from National Book Award nominee Evette Dionne.
Mon, 12/12/2022 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
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.
Thu, 12/15/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
bull-jean & dem/dey back collects two performance/novels centering Sharon Bridgforth's southern-Black-butch-sheroe, bull-jean.
Sat, 12/17/2022 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
All hardback books (for kids and adults!) will be 10% off. (in-store and in-stock) We'll have our free gift-wrapping station set up for self-wrapping. We'll have holiday music, cookies, and hot drinks set up outside. 
Mon, 12/19/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
This is a group for 12-18-year-old trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies.
Mon, 12/19/2022 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
This is a group for people 18+ and is welcoming to people who are in any stage of their journey including people who are in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond, who are questioning their gender or just now coming out as trans in adulthood.
Tue, 12/06/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
A trailblazing lesbian poet, child Holocaust survivor, and political activist whose work is deeply informed by socialist values, Irena Klepfisz is a vital and individual American voice.
Wed, 12/07/2022 - 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.
Thu, 12/08/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
A poignant and ruthlessly honest journey through cultural expectations of size, race, and gender—and toward a brighter future—from National Book Award nominee Evette Dionne.
Mon, 12/12/2022 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
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.
Thu, 12/15/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
bull-jean & dem/dey back collects two performance/novels centering Sharon Bridgforth's southern-Black-butch-sheroe, bull-jean.
Sat, 12/17/2022 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
All hardback books (for kids and adults!) will be 10% off. (in-store and in-stock) We'll have our free gift-wrapping station set up for self-wrapping. We'll have holiday music, cookies, and hot drinks set up outside. 
Mon, 12/19/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
This is a group for 12-18-year-old trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies.
Mon, 12/19/2022 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
This is a group for people 18+ and is welcoming to people who are in any stage of their journey including people who are in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond, who are questioning their gender or just now coming out as trans in adulthood.

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.