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Welcome to Charis Books and More, the South's oldest independent feminist bookstore, celebrating radical and independent voices since 1974! Together with Charis Circle, our 501c3 programming nonprofit, we exist to foster sustainable feminist communities, to work for social justice, and to encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices. We are located in Decatur, GA/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!

Our website reflects what is available to order, NOT what is on our shelves. 

Please browse our booklists to see some of the books we carry: Booklists by theme/issue

We are open for in-store browsing and shopping EVERYDAY, Monday-Saturday, 10am-7pm and Sundays 12-6pm. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat, 04/20/2024 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Charis welcomes Agnes Scott College Alum (Class of 1990), Shama Shams for a book signing of She Called Me Throwaway, a story of secrets, survival, and strength.
Mon, 04/22/2024 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Join us to play table-top board games and have some casual social time from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of every month.
Tue, 04/23/2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
An extraordinary and enduring story of two families—forever joined by country, and by long-held secrets—and two girls with a bond that refuses to be broken.
Wed, 04/24/2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
What emerges in My Black Country is a celebration of the most American of music genres and the radical joy in realizing the power of Black influence on American culture.
Thu, 04/25/2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
In honor of National Poetry Month, Charis presents an exciting showcase of local and regional poets representing a range of voices and styles in contemporary poetics.
Sat, 04/27/2024 - 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, 04/27/2024 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
The future is feminist, trans, disabled, queer, and indie! Celebrate this year’s #IndieBookstoreDay at Charis Books and More on Saturday, April 27th.
Sun, 04/28/2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
An all ages, family friendly drag show for everyone to enjoy!
Sat, 04/20/2024 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Charis welcomes Agnes Scott College Alum (Class of 1990), Shama Shams for a book signing of She Called Me Throwaway, a story of secrets, survival, and strength.
Mon, 04/22/2024 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Join us to play table-top board games and have some casual social time from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of every month.
Tue, 04/23/2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
An extraordinary and enduring story of two families—forever joined by country, and by long-held secrets—and two girls with a bond that refuses to be broken.
Wed, 04/24/2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
What emerges in My Black Country is a celebration of the most American of music genres and the radical joy in realizing the power of Black influence on American culture.
Thu, 04/25/2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
In honor of National Poetry Month, Charis presents an exciting showcase of local and regional poets representing a range of voices and styles in contemporary poetics.
Sat, 04/27/2024 - 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, 04/27/2024 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
The future is feminist, trans, disabled, queer, and indie! Celebrate this year’s #IndieBookstoreDay at Charis Books and More on Saturday, April 27th.
Sun, 04/28/2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
An all ages, family friendly drag show for everyone to enjoy!

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.