Celebrate radical and independent voices at the South’s oldest feminist bookstore.
Although the pandemic has changed most businesses, nothing is stopping this incredible feminist bookstore in Atlanta. Charis Books and More specialize in diverse and unique books on feminism, tackling issues faced by women on the daily.
There are children’s books, feminist, and cultural studies books, books on anti-racism, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer fiction/non-fiction.
It’s the perfect place to stock up on reading material, and the staff have excellent recommendations for you to get stuck into.
For over 44 years, Charis have been telling stories and elevating voices in their little corner of Little Five Points in Atlanta, Georgia. This feminist bookstore is a gift, quite literally as it’s called “Charis,” which is a Greek word that means grace, gift, thankfulness.
The bookstore hosts several events relevant to present goings on, both on a local, national and global basis. Of course, the majority are virtual at the moment as the store is closed, but road-side pickup and online purchases can be made. They even have an outdoor yard sale, or “Sidewalk Sale”, that has reoccurred throughout the pandemic.
It’s a safe space for so many people, as their ongoing events like Trans and Friends, as well as Black Feminist Book Club, encourage important conversations and exchange of experience.
There are restrictions preventing the store to be fully open, but there are presently on-going events and an outdoor space for books to be sold. You can also order online and pick-up, and you can even support the bookstore through these trying times on their website.