The Localist Book and Podcast
Carrie wrote the book on buying local — literally.
The Localist: Think Independent, Buy Local and Take Back the American Dream was published in 2014 after Carrie had published her buy-local blog, Shop Small, for three years. In 2019, she launched the Localist podcast, a weekly conversation with local makers and independent entrepreneurs.Listen to the podcast
Church Street Coffee & Books
Her work as a small business owner helps Carrie understand what entrepreneurs are looking for — she co-founded Church Street Coffee & Books in 2011. Carrie believes that stories are critical to who we are as people, and she’s been a part of the book industry for over 15 years as manager of both Church Street Coffee & Books and Jonathan Benton, Bookseller. She has consulted on social media for the American Booksellers Association and worked as book reviewer for both Southern Living and BookPage.
Web Development & Emerging Technologies
Carrie loves books, but she also believes that newer technologies hold incredible possibilities (and responsibilities) for the future. In so many ways, online publishing has broken down the barriers to publishing and connecting with each other, and it’s those possibilities that make her work with web service company Infomedia a natural fit. Infomedia is locally owned and boasts over 20 years in business; Carrie serves as Vice President of Strategic Planning. She also hosts Infomedia’s podcast, One Quick Question, a short-form weekly podcast designed to demystify confusing tech terminology and make online publishing more accessible for everyone.