Charis Book­store cel­e­brates 40 years

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Charis Books & More, one of the few re­main­ing fem­i­nist book­stores left in the na­tion, hit a ma­jor mile­stone with its 40th an­niver­sary last week­end and cel­e­brated with a birth­day bash on Nov. 8 at the Mar­i­anna venue space above the Wreck­ing Bar in Lit­tle Five Points.

Edie Cofrin, who do­nated the orig­i­nal seed money that started the book­store in 1974, spoke at the VIP re­cep­tion, and said her long­stand­ing friend­ship with Linda Bryant, an orig­i­nal owner of the store, led her to be­lieve in the mis­sion of the store decades ago and also to­day. Charis was founded by Bryant and Bar­bara Borgman and has the best se­lec­tion of LGBTQ, fem­i­nist, chil­dren’s, and anti-racist books in At­lanta.

On hand for the party were cur­rent own­ers, Sara Look and An­gela Gabriel, as well as El­iz­a­beth An­der­son, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Charis Cir­cle, the non­profit arm of the store that pro­duces nu­mer­ous ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams through­out the year.

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