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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-- We are still only SHIPPING online orders!

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. 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 24 hours and ship within 1-5 days.  Larger orders may take longer to ship. 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

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Girls Rock Camp Camper Book Drive and Open Mic
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes Brandy Colbert in celebration of The Voting Booth, an all-in-one-day love story about two first-time teen voters who meet at their polling place and overcome obstacle after obstacle in order to cast a ballot in a critical election.   
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Janice Shade, author of Moving Mountains: The Power of Main Street Americans to Change Our Economy in a luncheon conversation with Pam Sugarman, president of Sugarman Consulting
Thu, 07/16/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes authors Lexie Bean and Tobly McSmith to discuss The Ship We Built and Stay Gold.
Thu, 07/16/2020 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Saeed Jones in Conversation with Kiese Laymon for How We Fight For Our Lives
Wed, 07/22/2020 - 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, 07/23/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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.
Sat, 07/25/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
The ATL LGBTQ+ Book Club is a group for Atlanta's LGBTQ+ folks and allies to read queer-themed books and books by queer authors!
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Girls Rock Camp Camper Book Drive and Open Mic
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes Brandy Colbert in celebration of The Voting Booth, an all-in-one-day love story about two first-time teen voters who meet at their polling place and overcome obstacle after obstacle in order to cast a ballot in a critical election.   
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Janice Shade, author of Moving Mountains: The Power of Main Street Americans to Change Our Economy in a luncheon conversation with Pam Sugarman, president of Sugarman Consulting
Thu, 07/16/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes authors Lexie Bean and Tobly McSmith to discuss The Ship We Built and Stay Gold.
Thu, 07/16/2020 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Saeed Jones in Conversation with Kiese Laymon for How We Fight For Our Lives
Wed, 07/22/2020 - 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, 07/23/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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.
Sat, 07/25/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
The ATL LGBTQ+ Book Club is a group for Atlanta's LGBTQ+ folks and allies to read queer-themed books and books by queer authors!

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.