For more than 38 years Charis Books & More, the oldest and largest feminist bookstore in the South, has played host to legendary programs and events. In 1996, we created a separate 501c3 non-profit, Charis Circle, to continue and expand our program offerings. Together, Charis Books and Charis Circle create a forum for free thought, independent voices, and unique expression. As a non-profit, Charis Circle is funded mainly through individual giving efforts and foundation gifts.
Charis Circle rents space from Charis Books and More to house our office, as well as to hold our programs and provide the only community feminist space in Atlanta that is open to the public 7 days a week. Charis Books & More is a for-profit, independent business that is funded through book sales.
In 2004, Charis Circle began sending all of our memorabilia from author events, community programs, and celebrations to Duke University for archiving. By doing so we are preserving our place in history.