Charis is excited to participate in #Bookstapride this week with an Instagram Live conversation on Wednesday, June 3, at 5pm between Charis Bookseller Dartricia Rollins and Bookstagrammer Allison (@allisonreadsdc). #Bookstapride is a celebration throughout June in honor of Pride month that highlights the work of LGBTQ bookstores and LGBTQ employees at independent bookstores while raising money for Lambda Literary and the LGBTQ Freedom Fund. Allison and Dartricia will have a conversation about the herstory of Charis Books and More and Charis Circle and they will offer their Pride month book picks! Tune in on Charis' instagram (@Charisbooksandmore) at 5pm Wednesday for this live conversation.
If you would like to participate in the independently organized #Bookstapride fundraiser, please read this statement from the organizers:
Throughout June, for each $5 donation to Lambda Literary, you will be entered to win a $25 gift card to an LGBTQ-owned bookstore.
Lambda Literary is an important org to promote LGBTQ literature that has taken a financial hit due to COVID-19. However, the reality is representation in literature only goes so far. The original Pride was a riot against the police. In 2020, police still murder Black people, and those in the LGBTQ community and/or with disabilities are at higher risk. To honor the work being done by protestors on the street, the planning committee for #BookstaPride will be matching your donations to Lambda Literary with a donation of up to $950 to the LGBTQ Freedom Fund, working to bail out protestors for Black lives, especially protestors in the LGBTQ community.
Here’s how it works: you donate to Lambda Literary, we donate to the Freedom Fund.
Donate at bit.ly/BookstaPride. Every donation of $5 gets you one entry towards the giveaway.
For the week of June 1 - 7, screenshot your donation receipt, post it to IG and tag me (@allisonreadsdc). You’re entered to win a gift card to @charisbooksandmore based in Atlanta & shipping nationwide.
The giveaway winner pool resets weekly, so if you don’t win this week, give the following week to be reentered. Next week’s host is @shelfmadewoman.
This giveaway is hosted independently by LGBTQ bookstagrammers and is not affiliated with Lambda Literary, LGBTQ Freedom Fund, Instagram, or the bookstores.