After 41 years of calling Little Five Points home, Charis Circle, a haven for Atlanta’s literary, feminist and LGBT communities, has decided to put its purple enclave up for sale. The decision to sell the outpost was jointly made by the organization’s board of directors and co-owners Sara Look and Angela Gabriel.
“This means only that our building is for sale,” says Elizabeth Anderson, Charis Circle Executive Director. “It does not mean that Charis Books is for sale or that the store or the Circle are closing.”
Though it’s uncertain whether Charis will remain in its building once it’s sold, the organization will stay true to its public, feminist roots, its activities and values. Says Anderson, “The Circle will continue to host and sponsor events that foster sustainable feminist communities; the bookstore will continue to sell books that promote diverse and marginalized voices; and together we will work with individuals and organizational partners throughout the city to fight for a more just world.”
The board and co-owners invite patrons to email them directly to voice concerns, ask questions or chat at firstname.lastname@example.org.