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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 every Saturday, 12-4pm--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. 

Our media mail shipping rate starts at $3! Most orders are processed within 48 hours and ship or 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 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

 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

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes Marlee Grace in conversation with Sarah Faith Gottesdiener for a celebration of Grace's highly anticipated collection, Getting to Center: Pathways to Finding Yourself Within the Great Unknown.
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes the Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia in conversation with Southern Fried Queer Pride's, TAYLOR ALXNDR, for the paperback release of Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! This event is co-sponsored by Southern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP).
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Fri, 12/04/2020 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Dine and shop outside at FAB Friday! We’re re-imagining a night OUT in Decatur with streeteries, expanded patios, curbside storefronts, sidewalk pop-ups and an open-air tent market on the plaza.
Sat, 12/05/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Join Charis Books for weekly pop-up sales on our front porch at Charis.
Sat, 12/05/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes co-editors Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham and contributors Donovan X. Ramsey and Tone Johnson, for a conversation moderated by Theo Tyson in celebration of the multidisciplinary wonder, Black Futures.
Sun, 12/06/2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Based on Portuguese legend, A Curse of Roses is an #OwnVoices lesbian historical fantasy and an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty.
Mon, 12/07/2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes Marlee Grace in conversation with Sarah Faith Gottesdiener for a celebration of Grace's highly anticipated collection, Getting to Center: Pathways to Finding Yourself Within the Great Unknown.
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes the Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia in conversation with Southern Fried Queer Pride's, TAYLOR ALXNDR, for the paperback release of Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! This event is co-sponsored by Southern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP).
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Fri, 12/04/2020 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Dine and shop outside at FAB Friday! We’re re-imagining a night OUT in Decatur with streeteries, expanded patios, curbside storefronts, sidewalk pop-ups and an open-air tent market on the plaza.
Sat, 12/05/2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Join Charis Books for weekly pop-up sales on our front porch at Charis.
Sat, 12/05/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes co-editors Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham and contributors Donovan X. Ramsey and Tone Johnson, for a conversation moderated by Theo Tyson in celebration of the multidisciplinary wonder, Black Futures.
Sun, 12/06/2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Based on Portuguese legend, A Curse of Roses is an #OwnVoices lesbian historical fantasy and an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty.
Mon, 12/07/2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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.