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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

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 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, 09/28/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
A contemporary YA that follows Lark's journey to speak the truth and discover how their own self-love can be a revolution.
Fri, 09/30/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
From the acclaimed author of The Remaking and Whisper Down the Lane, this terrifying supernatural page-turner will make you think twice about opening doors to the unknown.
Sat, 10/01/2022 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
The 2022 Decatur Book Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1st at First Baptist Church of Decatur, and will include a keynote the night before on Sept. 30th.
Mon, 10/03/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
This is a group for 12-18-year-old trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies.
Mon, 10/03/2022 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
This is a group for people 18+ and is welcoming to people who are in any stage of their journey including people who are in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond, who are questioning their gender or just now coming out as trans in adulthood.
Fri, 10/07/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The first collection of its kind, Organize, Fight, Win brings together three decades of Black Communist women's political writings. In doing so, it highlights the link between Communism and Black liberation.
Mon, 10/10/2022 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
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, 09/27/2022 - 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, 09/28/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
A contemporary YA that follows Lark's journey to speak the truth and discover how their own self-love can be a revolution.
Fri, 09/30/2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
From the acclaimed author of The Remaking and Whisper Down the Lane, this terrifying supernatural page-turner will make you think twice about opening doors to the unknown.
Sat, 10/01/2022 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
The 2022 Decatur Book Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1st at First Baptist Church of Decatur, and will include a keynote the night before on Sept. 30th.
Mon, 10/03/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
This is a group for 12-18-year-old trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies.
Mon, 10/03/2022 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
This is a group for people 18+ and is welcoming to people who are in any stage of their journey including people who are in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond, who are questioning their gender or just now coming out as trans in adulthood.
Fri, 10/07/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The first collection of its kind, Organize, Fight, Win brings together three decades of Black Communist women's political writings. In doing so, it highlights the link between Communism and Black liberation.
Mon, 10/10/2022 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
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.

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.