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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-- 12pm-6pm daily! Porch Pickup now available! Porch Pop-Ups on occasion--Browse outside!

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. 

 Most orders are processed within 48 hours and ship/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 cannot guarantee shipping times. 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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Our Holiday Gift Guide is here and ready for you to browse! We encourage you to start early this year! Click the links below to explore different categories. 

  GIFT GUIDE--BOOKS!!

  Candles, Pins, Socks and More Fun Gifts!

  2021 Wall calendars

  2021 Planners, Engagement Calendars, and Lunar Phases

         Agnes Scott College Apparel and Gifts

            Give the Gift of Audiobooks From Libro.FM

                         Order Bulk Audiobooks for Your School, Faith Community, or Workplace

               Give the Gift of Feminist Community Donate to the Charis Circle

Saint Candles

 Still not sure? How about a Gift Card?

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Want to browse by issue-based/themed booklists? Click here!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thu, 01/28/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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.
Sun, 01/31/2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes Trey Anthony for a celebration of Black Girl In Love (with Herself): A Guide to Self-Love, Healing, and Creating the Life You Truly Deserve. This event is co-hosted by ZAMI NOBLA: The National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging.
Mon, 02/01/2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies.
Tue, 02/02/2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes beloved Atlanta artist, journalist, and man-about-town, Edward Austin Hall in conversation with Bryant O'Hara and Lesley Wheeler for a celebration of his debut novel Dread Isle.
Wed, 02/03/2021 - 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.
Wed, 02/03/2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Charis Circle and Harper Collins welcome you to a special event in honor of Charles Blow's The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto. 
Thu, 02/04/2021 - 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.
Thu, 02/04/2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes J. Elle in conversation with Karen M. McManus for a celebration of J. Elle's debut novel, Wings of Ebony. This event is co-hosted by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.
Thu, 01/28/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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.
Sun, 01/31/2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes Trey Anthony for a celebration of Black Girl In Love (with Herself): A Guide to Self-Love, Healing, and Creating the Life You Truly Deserve. This event is co-hosted by ZAMI NOBLA: The National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging.
Mon, 02/01/2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies.
Tue, 02/02/2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes beloved Atlanta artist, journalist, and man-about-town, Edward Austin Hall in conversation with Bryant O'Hara and Lesley Wheeler for a celebration of his debut novel Dread Isle.
Wed, 02/03/2021 - 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.
Wed, 02/03/2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Charis Circle and Harper Collins welcome you to a special event in honor of Charles Blow's The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto. 
Thu, 02/04/2021 - 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.
Thu, 02/04/2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes J. Elle in conversation with Karen M. McManus for a celebration of J. Elle's debut novel, Wings of Ebony. This event is co-hosted by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.

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.