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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! 

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Charis and the Coronavirus-- please order online or call the store with questions-- 12noon-6pm daily! Porch Pickup now available!

Charis is currently closed to the public for in store browsing. At this time we welcome and very much need your online orders and support so that we can continue to pay our staff and eventually re-open for business after the public health crisis has passed.

Stock up on books! 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. Place an online order at www.charisbooksandmore.com. We will ship your books so you don't have to leave the house. Porch pickup is also now available! Not sure what to read? Our staff picks and reading lists are a great place to start. 

Our media mail shipping rate starts at $3! Most orders are processed within 48 hours and ship or are available for pickup within 1-7 business days.  Larger orders may take longer to ship/arrive. Please place pre-orders on a separate order. We appreciate your orders and your patience!

Order a gift certificate for a friend or for yourself. When you order a gift card online, we will issue you a number which allows you to shop online. Please enter all of your information as requested in the form and we will send you a digital gift card number. Please indicate the email of the gift recipient in the comments section during check-out.

If you are able, consider donating $10 or more a month to become a Charis Circle Cornerstone donor, to help sustain the programming work of our non-profit, because our work won't stop even if in-person events are temporarily suspended. Please see our virtual events listed below! Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices.

We are the official bookstore partner of Agnes Scott College, and whether you are a current student, Scottie parent, staff person, or an alum, you can get your Scottie gear right here by going to the Shop ASC tab in the menu above. 

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At Charis we believe in the transformative power of stories to change lives. Many of y’all have been in the trenches of creating culture and narratives to disrupt oppression for decades. We are proud to be in community with you today and everyday. Many people are also waking up to their new potential as activists and change makers right now and seeking resources. We are honored to be a place that you trust to offer those resources. It’s important to remember that not everyone learns the same way. There’s no single book that is best to learn about anti-racism or feminism or how to unlearn homophobia and transphobia. We believe that for movements to thrive we need not just a handful of entry points into the work, but thousands, millions, even. Below are just a few of our most popular booklists about dismantling white-supremacy from different angles. Be sure to check out our full range of booklists via the menu links above. Because of the massive call to action of this moment, many books are backordered or sold out, please keep scrolling through the list. Every single one of these books is worth your time. We know you will find some great new resources here. 

A Juneteenth Reading List                                               

Race/Racism Booklist for Adults

Understanding and Dismantling Racism: a booklist for White Readers

Books to Teach White Children and Teens How to Understand and Dismantle Racism and White Supremacy

Transformative Justice and Prison Abolition Booklist

#SayHerName--Justice for Breonna Taylor

Booklist About the U.S. Border Crisis

 

 


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Join Dartricia Rollins (Charis bookseller and art collector) and Sierra King (Visual artist and book lover) for a lively conversation about the intersection of reading and visual art and the practice of reading art. 
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Join Agnes Scott College English professors Charlotte Artese and Robert Meyer-Lee, in conversation as they grapple with the legacies of Shakespeare and Chaucer.
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Building on the feminist activist tradition of consciousness-raising groups, each month we invite community members to join this lightly facilitated group to talk about issues in their personal lives or in society as a whole.
Sat, 10/03/2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Charis welcomes If Dominican Were a Color author Sili Recio for a virtual storytime and conversation with her friend, Agnes Scott College Vice President for College Advancement, Robiaun Charles. 
Sat, 10/03/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Join Charis Books for weekly, themed pop-up sales on our front porch at Charis. These are a great, safe way to reconnect with your favorite feminist bookstore!
Sun, 10/04/2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Join author Natasha Trethewey and interviewer Rosemary Magee for a discussion of Trethewey’s memoir, Memorial Drive.
Mon, 10/05/2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
gnes Scott College’s Center for Sustainability and Charis Books & More are proud to host a virtual event to dive into a new book of climate wisdom from women leading the way
Mon, 10/05/2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Join Dartricia Rollins (Charis bookseller and art collector) and Sierra King (Visual artist and book lover) for a lively conversation about the intersection of reading and visual art and the practice of reading art. 
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Join Agnes Scott College English professors Charlotte Artese and Robert Meyer-Lee, in conversation as they grapple with the legacies of Shakespeare and Chaucer.
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Building on the feminist activist tradition of consciousness-raising groups, each month we invite community members to join this lightly facilitated group to talk about issues in their personal lives or in society as a whole.
Sat, 10/03/2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Charis welcomes If Dominican Were a Color author Sili Recio for a virtual storytime and conversation with her friend, Agnes Scott College Vice President for College Advancement, Robiaun Charles. 
Sat, 10/03/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Join Charis Books for weekly, themed pop-up sales on our front porch at Charis. These are a great, safe way to reconnect with your favorite feminist bookstore!
Sun, 10/04/2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Join author Natasha Trethewey and interviewer Rosemary Magee for a discussion of Trethewey’s memoir, Memorial Drive.
Mon, 10/05/2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
gnes Scott College’s Center for Sustainability and Charis Books & More are proud to host a virtual event to dive into a new book of climate wisdom from women leading the way
Mon, 10/05/2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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.