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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

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Black Feminist Book Club reads books by amazing Black women writers, centers the discussion from Black feminist perspectives, and celebrates classic and contemporary Black women authors across genres and styles.
Fri, 05/27/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Charis presents Coming of Age in the South, a conversation with Jim Grimsley and Ashleigh Bell Pedersen, moderated by Carter Sickels (The Prettiest Star) for a celebration of The Dove in the Belly (Grimsley) and The Crocodile Bride (Bell).
Sun, 05/29/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Charis welcomes our beloved former bookseller and romance queen, Fiona Zedde, for a celebration of her two most recent books. House of Agnes and Stud Like Her. Fiona will chat with fans, take photos, and sign books on the front porch of Charis.
Wed, 06/01/2022 - 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, 06/02/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The debut adult novel by the bestselling and award-winning YA author Nina LaCour, following two women on a star-crossed journey toward each other.
Fri, 06/03/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Charis welcomes authors Sonora Reyes and R/B Mertz for a conversation moderated by Charis Circle Executive Director, E.R. Anderson, in celebration of Reyes' novel, The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School and Mertz's memoir, Burning Butch.
Sun, 06/05/2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
A poetry collection that celebrates Black culture, creativity, and memory.
Mon, 06/06/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
This is a group for 12-18-year-old trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies.
Thu, 05/26/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Black Feminist Book Club reads books by amazing Black women writers, centers the discussion from Black feminist perspectives, and celebrates classic and contemporary Black women authors across genres and styles.
Fri, 05/27/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Charis presents Coming of Age in the South, a conversation with Jim Grimsley and Ashleigh Bell Pedersen, moderated by Carter Sickels (The Prettiest Star) for a celebration of The Dove in the Belly (Grimsley) and The Crocodile Bride (Bell).
Sun, 05/29/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Charis welcomes our beloved former bookseller and romance queen, Fiona Zedde, for a celebration of her two most recent books. House of Agnes and Stud Like Her. Fiona will chat with fans, take photos, and sign books on the front porch of Charis.
Wed, 06/01/2022 - 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, 06/02/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The debut adult novel by the bestselling and award-winning YA author Nina LaCour, following two women on a star-crossed journey toward each other.
Fri, 06/03/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Charis welcomes authors Sonora Reyes and R/B Mertz for a conversation moderated by Charis Circle Executive Director, E.R. Anderson, in celebration of Reyes' novel, The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School and Mertz's memoir, Burning Butch.
Sun, 06/05/2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
A poetry collection that celebrates Black culture, creativity, and memory.
Mon, 06/06/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
This is a group for 12-18-year-old trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies.

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.