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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

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
In this brave and devastatingly beautiful anthology, the illustrious poet and editor Aracelis Girmay gathers complex and intimate pieces that illuminate the nuances of personal and collective histories, analyses, practices, & choices surrounding pregnancy
Mon, 02/13/2023 - 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.
Mon, 02/13/2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The Night Is Long But Light Comes in the Morning: Meditations for Racial Healing, a spiritual guide to restoring yourself from racial trauma and committing to the long work of dismantling racism.
Wed, 02/15/2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
From the author of How to See the World comes a new history of white supremacist ways of seeing—and a strategy for dismantling them.
Thu, 02/16/2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
A lyrical debut novel that asks what we owe to our families, what we owe to our ancestors, and what we owe to ourselves.
Fri, 02/17/2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
A brilliant literary memoir of chosen family and chosen heritage, told against the backdrop of Chicago’s North and South Sides.
Sat, 02/18/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Charis welcomes Chloe Spencer for a celebration of Monstersona. Chloe will chat with readers, take photos, and sign books in person at Charis Books and More. No reservation or ticket required. Masks are required inside the store.
Sat, 02/18/2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Decades after their deaths, sages like Howard Thurman offer spiritual kinship and guidance for our contemporary life. Thurman's spirituality enlivened an entire movement, and it can awaken us to intimacy with God and to authentic action today.
Wed, 02/08/2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
In this brave and devastatingly beautiful anthology, the illustrious poet and editor Aracelis Girmay gathers complex and intimate pieces that illuminate the nuances of personal and collective histories, analyses, practices, & choices surrounding pregnancy
Mon, 02/13/2023 - 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.
Mon, 02/13/2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The Night Is Long But Light Comes in the Morning: Meditations for Racial Healing, a spiritual guide to restoring yourself from racial trauma and committing to the long work of dismantling racism.
Wed, 02/15/2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
From the author of How to See the World comes a new history of white supremacist ways of seeing—and a strategy for dismantling them.
Thu, 02/16/2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
A lyrical debut novel that asks what we owe to our families, what we owe to our ancestors, and what we owe to ourselves.
Fri, 02/17/2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
A brilliant literary memoir of chosen family and chosen heritage, told against the backdrop of Chicago’s North and South Sides.
Sat, 02/18/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Charis welcomes Chloe Spencer for a celebration of Monstersona. Chloe will chat with readers, take photos, and sign books in person at Charis Books and More. No reservation or ticket required. Masks are required inside the store.
Sat, 02/18/2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Decades after their deaths, sages like Howard Thurman offer spiritual kinship and guidance for our contemporary life. Thurman's spirituality enlivened an entire movement, and it can awaken us to intimacy with God and to authentic action today.

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.