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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

Sun, 08/07/2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Kissing Bug reveals the intimate history of a marginalized disease and connects us to the lives at the center of it all. This event is co-hosted by the Feminist Women's Health Center and their Lifting Latinx Voices Initiative.
Mon, 08/08/2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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.
Tue, 08/09/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Queer Romance Book Club is a group of adults that reads and discusses queer romance stories of all kinds.
Tue, 08/09/2022 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Join Charis Books and More, Books & Books, and the Miami Book Fair in welcoming Colson Whitehead for a virtual celebration of his novel, Harlem Shuffle.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 6:00pm
In partnership with Charis Books and More, Brave + Kind Books brings you a virtual event and discussion with J Elle for Liselle Sambury's new book, the sequel to Blood Like Magic, Blood Like Fate.
Thu, 08/11/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Charis and The Agnes Scott College Music Department welcome Marissa R. Moss in conversation with Tracey Laird to celebrate Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be.
Sat, 08/13/2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Their mission is simple: They believe that access to literature is a human right so they dedicate themselves to restoring access to books for all persons under correctional control. The books will always be free of charge to those who are incarcerated.
Mon, 08/15/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
This is a group for 12-18-year-old trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies.
Sun, 08/07/2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Kissing Bug reveals the intimate history of a marginalized disease and connects us to the lives at the center of it all. This event is co-hosted by the Feminist Women's Health Center and their Lifting Latinx Voices Initiative.
Mon, 08/08/2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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.
Tue, 08/09/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Queer Romance Book Club is a group of adults that reads and discusses queer romance stories of all kinds.
Tue, 08/09/2022 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Join Charis Books and More, Books & Books, and the Miami Book Fair in welcoming Colson Whitehead for a virtual celebration of his novel, Harlem Shuffle.
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 6:00pm
In partnership with Charis Books and More, Brave + Kind Books brings you a virtual event and discussion with J Elle for Liselle Sambury's new book, the sequel to Blood Like Magic, Blood Like Fate.
Thu, 08/11/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Charis and The Agnes Scott College Music Department welcome Marissa R. Moss in conversation with Tracey Laird to celebrate Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be.
Sat, 08/13/2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Their mission is simple: They believe that access to literature is a human right so they dedicate themselves to restoring access to books for all persons under correctional control. The books will always be free of charge to those who are incarcerated.
Mon, 08/15/2022 - 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.