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Welcome to Charis Books and More, the South's oldest independent feminist bookstore. Celebrating 40 years of feminism and independent voices!Charis Store Sign
  • We specialize in diverse and unique children's books.
  • Feminist and cultural studies books.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer fiction and non-fiction.
  • We will gladly order any book in print. 
  • Order online and save 10% off the cover price!
This website database does NOT reflect what we actually
have in stock. Visit our store at 1189 Euclid Ave, NE Atlanta, GA 30307 located in the heart of the Little 5 Points business district to see all of our great gift ideas. Charis is fully wheelchair accessible, with an accessible (and gender neutral) bathroom, ramp, and shelves on wheels. We have one van accessible parking spot. 
Questions, ideas? Email us at or call us at (404) 524-0304. Please note that GPS devices will often send you to the wrong place. If you prefer to use your GPS for directions use the address of the Brewhouse Cafe: 401 Moreland Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30307. If you are facing the Brewhouse we are located just behind it on the left, diagonally across the street from The Clothing Warehouse. 



Thank You From Charis Circle Executive Director, Elizabeth Anderson

Charis Circle Logo with Charis Books
Thank You

For All You Do to Make Charis Thrive!

You are sustaining a space that sustains change-makers

This year you helped make history. You helped Charis Books reach its milestone 40th anniversary and your generosity made this the best year yet for Charis Circle, our non-profit. In 2014, we hosted over 275 programs and events; we grew our circle of community partners, received several important grants, and celebrated our most sustainable year so far. Thank you! Thank you for seeing the beauty, value, and power of a space like Charis. Thank you for introducing your friends to Charis, for bringing your children, your parents, your students. Thank you for celebrating our birthday at events with Nicola Griffith, Sandra Lambert, and Kiese Laymon and thank you to everyone who made our birthday bash at the Marianna a fun and spirited success! Thank you most of all for doing your work in the world and sharing it with us.


Because I feel so much gratitude for the commitment, integrity, and generosity of our community, I cannot end this letter without acknowledging the deeper context in which we are closing out the year. These last few weeks have been a particularly brutal reminder of the distance between the world we envision as feminists and the world in which we live. Each day the news has offered the same message: some of us are not meant to survive long in this world.


Some days I wonder what change storytelling can bring in the face of such stark injustice? What good is speaking truth to power when power remains unchecked? How can we hold one another with compassion? How can we show up for our friends, our families, ourselves? What stories will help our children sleep better at night? What stories will help you sleep at night?


Linda Bryant co-founded Charis Books 40 years ago as a respite from a hard world. She expanded her vision when she founded our non-profit Charis Circle to ensure that Charis could continue to be a place of rest, of retreat, a place to regroup and a place to go when you have run out of ideas. We have very few public places in our culture where it is okay to come undone, where it is okay to be whole in your anger, your sadness, your shame. You already know that Charis is more than a bookstore. I've heard from so many of you throughout this last year: Charis is a place to bear witness, to celebrate your strengths and successes and to fall apart and be stitched back together. Most of all it is a place to find in the words of your forbearers, your literary ancestors, the fuel for the fire to keep going, keep learning, keep fighting.


When you make a tax-deductible donation to Charis Circle you aren't supporting direct action, you are supporting the space where activists and everyday heroes like yourselves come for resources, for sustenance, for support. You are sustaining a space that sustains those who are on the front lines fighting for a better world. By ensuring that Charis Circle exists for this generation and the next, you ensure that heartbreak and sorrow can transform from feeling and thought into strategy and action. When I look at the list of people who have already contributed to Charis Circle in 2014 I am humbled both by the generosity of our community and by the enormous power of the people who are on that list. You are world changers and path builders; leaders and thinkers and teachers and students. You live your feminism in a thousand different ways, you call it many different names, but what is clear to me is that the world is calling and you are showing up.


We don't know what the next year will bring, but we know that now more than ever we need spaces to regroup, to think clearly, to have the hardest conversations, to learn from our mistakes, to make a better plan, to mourn and grieve and fall all the way apart. If you are able to support Charis Circle as a space that offers those things for you, or support Charis Circle because you know it offers those things to someone else who needs them very much, we hope that you will consider becoming a Cornerstone Monthly Donor today. No amount is too small. Every single donation helps us be here for someone who needs a place to talk to others who will "get it," who needs a poem to get through their lunch break, or a book to help talk to their child at night. We know so many of you have already given this year and we are so grateful. If you are still making your decisions about your year-end gifts, please click the button below to make your tax-deductible donation before December 31st, 2014.  


With deepest gratitude, 


Elizabeth Anderson,

Charis Circle

Executive Director




Charis Holiday Party and Sale

Dec 20 2014 11:00
Dec 20 2014 19:00
America/New York

Join us for our annual holiday party and sale (hardback books 20% off all day, everything else in the store 10% off). We’ll have lots of holiday treats to get you in a festive mood plus free giftwrapping for all of your Charis purchases. We love to suggest books for everyone on your list and can even help you find the perfect last minute present for that hard to shop for friend! Charis will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and reopen at 11am on December 26th. 

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Charis 40th Anniversary T-Shirt

If you didn't get your chance to grab a Charis T-Shirt at one of our many birthday events, you can buy one here now online. They are just $15 plus shipping and come in sizes from child's XL to Adult 3XL. They are midweight black cotton t-shirts, not too thin, not too "beefy." They are preshrunk and run true to "unisex" sizes.
SKU: charist
Price: $15.00

Thank You for Making Charis' 40th Birthday So Special!

We are still recovering from all the incredible celebrations we shared with all of you so we will send out a more detailed recap soon. Right now we just want to say thank you from the Charis Books staff and the Charis Circle Board of Directors for a week to remember. Check back here for more photos and recaps soon. 


Help Charis Circle with your Kroger Rewards Card

Did you know that you can help Charis Circle every time you get your groceries by becoming a Kroger Rewards Card member and choosing Charis Circle as your non-profit of choice. It's free and easy to get started. You can use your existing number or choose to open a new account and link it to Charis Circle. Go to and get started today! 
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