What's a Rollwagen?

Carrie Rollwagen is a writer and book reviewer with a love for technology and storytelling: She reviews books for Southern Living and BookPage and works as Vice President of Strategic Planning for Infomedia. Carrie wrote the book The Localist and co-founded Church Street Coffee and Books in Birmingham, AL.

4 Things to Learn from bowl., Birmingham’s Ghost Kitchen

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Check out bowl.’s menu or order online at their website. I finally tried Brick & Tin’s new downtown restaurant, bowl., and I couldn’t be happier. Their food tastes incredible, and it’s actually healthy. The bowls are surprisingly filling without being heavy. The menu offerings are innovative without feeling “weird.” I […]
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New Year, New Instagram: Introducing Think Localist!

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There’s so much of what we were building before quarantine that doesn’t make sense anymore. That’s not news to anyone — we’ve all been pivoting our little hearts out, trying to change direction with every new news cycle (this week included). But what I didn’t realize was, while I was […]
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Christmas Stories to Warm Your Localist Heart

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One thing I’ve tried to embrace this year, in the midst of so much strangeness and sadness, is the freedom to try different things. The old molds of our lives are broken, so we don’t really have a choice, of course. But I’ve tried to use the need to rebuild […]
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  • The Localist

    This is the book I wrote! Buy it in paperback or as an ebook; it's…
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  • ocean at the end of the lane gaiman

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    The new Neil Gaiman book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, comes out…
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  • Heads in Beds

    Reading Heads in Beds is like getting a drink with your most smart, funny, cynical…
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  • The Cursed Child

    Yesterday, J.K. Rowling released Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new Harry Potter story,…
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  • i wear the black hat klosterman

    I Wear the Black Hat

    Chuck Klosterman’s new book, I Wear the Black Hat, comes out today, and it’s a…
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    Mr. Chartwell

    Mr. Chartwell is the story of a human-sized, talking black dog that moves in with…
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  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    I went to a bunch of bookstores this spring on the book tour for The…
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