A Christmas Story from The Localist

This week, Carrie laments Black Friday and Cyber Monday and longs for the simpler (but maybe more stressful) moments at independent shops. To get us thinking local, she’s sharing a story of working retail at a bookstore and coffee shop over the Christmas season.

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Listen to all the Localist Christmas stories (plus an interview with Santa!), or print the Christmas stories to read, here.

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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