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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, 01/22/2022 - 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!
Sat, 01/22/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Digital Feminism traces the longstanding relationship between technology and Black feminist thought.
Tue, 01/25/2022 - 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!
Wed, 01/26/2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Race Conscious Parenting Collective is designed to support the ongoing development of white parents and educators of white, multiracial children, and children of color, who are seeking to unlearn and dismantle white supremacy.
Thu, 01/27/2022 - 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.
Thu, 01/27/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West.
Sat, 01/29/2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Charis welcomes Katie Leikam in conversation with E.R. Anderson for a discussion of Gender Identity Journal: Prompts and Practices for Exploration and Self-Discovery. Explore your gender identity through guided journaling.
Sat, 01/29/2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Together they will discuss their newest projects: the Hidden Cosmos: A Fermentation Oracle + Recipe Deck, and Our Fermented Lives (Skinner) and Fermentation Journeys (Katz).
Sat, 01/22/2022 - 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!
Sat, 01/22/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Digital Feminism traces the longstanding relationship between technology and Black feminist thought.
Tue, 01/25/2022 - 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!
Wed, 01/26/2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Race Conscious Parenting Collective is designed to support the ongoing development of white parents and educators of white, multiracial children, and children of color, who are seeking to unlearn and dismantle white supremacy.
Thu, 01/27/2022 - 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.
Thu, 01/27/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West.
Sat, 01/29/2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Charis welcomes Katie Leikam in conversation with E.R. Anderson for a discussion of Gender Identity Journal: Prompts and Practices for Exploration and Self-Discovery. Explore your gender identity through guided journaling.
Sat, 01/29/2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Together they will discuss their newest projects: the Hidden Cosmos: A Fermentation Oracle + Recipe Deck, and Our Fermented Lives (Skinner) and Fermentation Journeys (Katz).

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.