Christmas on Church Street: A Localist Christmas Story

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carrie rollwagen holding a christmas mugThis week, Carrie is back with another tale of navigating the holidays as a small business owner. Working in retail can be a tough experience on the best day, but it’s a special kind of challenge at the holidays. Carrie shares her fear about preserving her love of Christmas while owning a small business, as well as the things she misses not being in that role now. Small shops work hard to invoke the magic of Christmas, and Carrie gives us some ideas on how we can return the favor this year. 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Church Street Coffee and Books 

The Power of Habit 

Carry Me, Ohio – Sun Kil Moon

Wintering by Katherine May 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 

Wendell Berry 

About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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