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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!

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Snyder and Lukoff each write heart-centered stories for kids' real lives, which means that they have experienced censorship and backlash alongside praise and acclaim.
Sat, 02/24/2024 - 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, 02/24/2024 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
All Day Saturday, 2/24, and Sunday, 2/25! It's our best sale of the year, EVERYTHING in the store is at least 20% off, calendars and planners 75% off and books already on sale are 75% off! The sale includes in-stock/in-store merchandise only.
Sun, 02/25/2024 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
All Day Saturday, 2/24, and Sunday, 2/25! It's our best sale of the year, EVERYTHING in the store is at least 20% off, calendars and planners 75% off and books already on sale are 75% off! The sale includes in-stock/in-store merchandise only.
Mon, 02/26/2024 - 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, 02/27/2024 - 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!
Tue, 02/27/2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
This YA nonfiction book, highlighting inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college, is the most important, empowering read this year.
Wed, 02/28/2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Charis and The Agnes Scott College Department of Religious Studies welcome Lucia Hulsether, a graduate of Agnes Scott College, in conversation with Emily Owens for a discussion of Capitalist Humanitarianism.
Thu, 02/22/2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Snyder and Lukoff each write heart-centered stories for kids' real lives, which means that they have experienced censorship and backlash alongside praise and acclaim.
Sat, 02/24/2024 - 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, 02/24/2024 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
All Day Saturday, 2/24, and Sunday, 2/25! It's our best sale of the year, EVERYTHING in the store is at least 20% off, calendars and planners 75% off and books already on sale are 75% off! The sale includes in-stock/in-store merchandise only.
Sun, 02/25/2024 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
All Day Saturday, 2/24, and Sunday, 2/25! It's our best sale of the year, EVERYTHING in the store is at least 20% off, calendars and planners 75% off and books already on sale are 75% off! The sale includes in-stock/in-store merchandise only.
Mon, 02/26/2024 - 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, 02/27/2024 - 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!
Tue, 02/27/2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
This YA nonfiction book, highlighting inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college, is the most important, empowering read this year.
Wed, 02/28/2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Charis and The Agnes Scott College Department of Religious Studies welcome Lucia Hulsether, a graduate of Agnes Scott College, in conversation with Emily Owens for a discussion of Capitalist Humanitarianism.

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.