- Charis boasts they are "Celebrating radical and independent voices in the heart of the South since 1974!" And that about sums it up! Radical, feminist, independent, free-thinking, culturally astute, local institution of a book store. So lucky they're in my 'hood! Can't wait for them to open up again for regular shopping!
- The perfect bookstore to explore as we cerebrate all women. This feminist find keeps their event calendar fresh even in these virtual times. They have great options from queer and BIPOC authors. An excellent place for folks looking to gain cultural competence.
- Charis has been the place that I've turned to when I've needed to get some help with talking to my kids about tough issues. I'm raising two white, privileged boys, and I simply refuse to let them become assholes. We've got books about racism, sexuality, and death. I asked if the staff could help me find a story that emphasizes the importance of consent and they found me a book about kids learning to have boundaries when it comes to their bodies. It's definitely one of the first places that I go when we need a gift for a birthday party.
- This is just the type of small town children's book store you'd want in your neighborhood. Their selection is comprehensive, the staff is wonderful with children, and their events are the best! Whether it's story time, author signings, or the Root Beer Festival (to coincide with the next door Beer Festival), Little Shop knows how to keep kids engaged with reading and their imaginations. Beyond that, they usually have a great selection of adult books and can order almost anything you can't find in store.
- Eagle Eye is a great local book store, which supports emerging authors. They have a great selection and can usually order whatever they don't have. It's a great spot to support before you click "buy" on that Amazon order!