Atlanta Contemporary and Charis Books and More are working together to curate a book and media list for our community. The book recommendations below are inspired by our current exhibitions and expand on reading lists provided by our artists Bojana Ginn and Craig Drennen, curator of THE END. 

Support your local bookstore by ordering from Charis Books! Charis Book’s recommendations are linked to their website to purchase and Charis is helping you self-distance by offering $3 shipping.

We also recommend digital services like hoopla and Libby, where you can use your library card to access ebooks and audiobooks for free.

The Life and Death of Charles Williams

Charis Recommends
The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels (publication date May 19th, 2020)
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

    Bojana Ginn | On view in Chute Space

    Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art by Arthur I. Miller
    Language Of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis S. Collins
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    by Yuval Noah Harari
    Beauty: The Invisible Embrace by John O’Donohue

    Charis Recommends
    Data Feminism by Catherine D'Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein

    Craig Drennen, Curator of THE END IS NEAR! | On view in Contemporary On-Site

    John Currin: The Dogwood Thieves by John Currin
    Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting by Sianne Ngai
    Ignatz by Monica Youn
    The Pornhub Podcast - The Pleasure Principle with Michele Maccarone
    Lee Lozano: Dropout Piece by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer

    Charis Recommends

    M Archive: After the End of the World by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
    Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements
    The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin
    Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
    Severance: A Novel by Ling Ma

    LYNX | On view in Sliver Space

    Charis Recommends
    On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel by Ocean Vuong
    The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen
    Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
    Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lai


    Charis Books and More

    Together with their non-profit, Charis Circle, Charis Books and More fosters sustainable feminist communities, works for social justice, and encourages the expression of diverse and marginalized voices.


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    Upcoming Events

    April 13 / 2:00pm
    Special Event

    MuSEA Slow Reads

    April 14 / 12:30pm
    Contemporary Talks

    Villa Albertine Resident Artist Talk

    Lydia Amarouche


    Lydia Amarouche will discuss her practices of editorial and literary resistance, in New York, Atlanta, and LA.

    April 18 / 7:00pm

    Chit Chat Club

    Presented by The Bakery

    Chit Chat Club is a monthly networking series featuring talks from cool creative people, activities, and a rotating food pop-up! This event is hosted at different spaces throughout the city each month. Join The Bakery Atlanta in meeting a cool person and learning something new.

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