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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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 Booklists for Racial Justice                                                     

 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

#SayHerName--Justice for Breonna Taylor

Booklist About the U.S. Border Crisis

Asian & Pacific Islander American Non-Fiction (memoir, history, and theory) Books!

Classic Books to Build Movements: A Charis Trump Resistance Reading List

Children's Native American Books

Children's Books About Multiracial Families

 


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
To kick off Stonewall month. Charis welcomes Eric Cervini, a Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian, to share the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall.
Mon, 06/08/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes authors Bethany C. Morrow and Zoraida Córdova, for a celebration of Bethany C. Morrow's  — a captivating modern fantasy about black mermaids, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism. 
Tue, 06/09/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis is honored to present a conversation celebrating the intersectional activism and advocacy of Julian Bond on the occasion of the publication of Race Man: Selected Works, 1960-2015.
Wed, 06/10/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Join Charis in welcoming author Dr. Rheeda Walker in conversation with Spelman professor Dr. Denise Lovett in celebration of The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health.
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Join Sarah Jackson and Moya Bailey for a virtual conversation exploring how and why Twitter has become an important platform for historically disenfranchised populations, including Black Americans, women, and transgender people, and more.
Fri, 06/12/2020 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Ms. Gabriel will read books celebrating LGBTQ Families and Kids, gender creative and trans kids, and some new takes on some old tales! 
Sat, 06/13/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes members of the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project and special guests to celebrate Making Connections, which is the fifth issue of Sinister Wisdom's series edited by the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project.
Mon, 06/15/2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
This is a youth-focused group for trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. We provide a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues.  
Sat, 06/06/2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
To kick off Stonewall month. Charis welcomes Eric Cervini, a Harvard- and Cambridge-trained historian, to share the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall.
Mon, 06/08/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes authors Bethany C. Morrow and Zoraida Córdova, for a celebration of Bethany C. Morrow's  — a captivating modern fantasy about black mermaids, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism. 
Tue, 06/09/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis is honored to present a conversation celebrating the intersectional activism and advocacy of Julian Bond on the occasion of the publication of Race Man: Selected Works, 1960-2015.
Wed, 06/10/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Join Charis in welcoming author Dr. Rheeda Walker in conversation with Spelman professor Dr. Denise Lovett in celebration of The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health.
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Join Sarah Jackson and Moya Bailey for a virtual conversation exploring how and why Twitter has become an important platform for historically disenfranchised populations, including Black Americans, women, and transgender people, and more.
Fri, 06/12/2020 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Ms. Gabriel will read books celebrating LGBTQ Families and Kids, gender creative and trans kids, and some new takes on some old tales! 
Sat, 06/13/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis welcomes members of the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project and special guests to celebrate Making Connections, which is the fifth issue of Sinister Wisdom's series edited by the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project.
Mon, 06/15/2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
This is a youth-focused group for trans*people, people questioning their own gender, and aspiring allies. We provide a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues.  

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.