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This book asks the question: "Does buying local even matter?" Part memoir, part non-fiction, it's set mostly in Birmingham, Alabama.
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    The Wagon Train selfie: Carrie will write your name, company name or message on an item (coffee cup, napkin or similar) while on the train and publicly thank you for your support on Instagram during the train trip.

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    eBook: Read The Localist on your ereader! Available formats include Kobo, Nook, Kindle, Sony Reader and more — please specify format.

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    Paperback book: You'll get a copy of The Localist shipped right to you when the book is released!

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    Local Coffee Cozie: You'll get a coffee cozie hand-knitted by Carrie in her own design — comes with one free coffee at Urban Standard or Church Street Coffee & Books! Fits any size handleless coffee cup, beer cans and beer bottles. Easily thrown in the washer and dryer if it gets dirty or misshapen. (Photo in the updates section.)

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    Books Are Magic Print Set: Set of four prints lettered (calligraphy and brush) by Kelly Cummings of Spindle Photography and printed by Yellowhammer Creative. Maroon and navy ink on French Paper. (To request which quotes are navy and which are maroon, send a Kickstarter message. No guarantees, but we'll try to get you what you want.) See Kickstarter Updates for pictures and more details.

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    Audiobook: Listen to Carrie read The Localist book to you! File will be emailed to you on the day of the book's release.

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    Autographed book: You'll get a copy of the paperback book, autographed (and personalized, if you wish). Please include personalization request when ordering.

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    I Am Bham tshirt: You'll get one of the fantastic I Am Bham shirts (like Carrie wears in the video). They're designed and screenprinted in Birmingham on American Apparel Tri-Blend (Poly/Cotton/Rayon) tshirts. Please send a Kickstarter message specifying Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large. (Backers who don't select a size will receive medium.)

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    The Wagon Train postcards: Carrie will personally write you a postcard for each stop on The Wagon Train book tour. One postcard will be mailed from each city on the tour, so they'll arrive staggered during the tour.

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    Christmas Gifts for 4 people: Get your holiday shopping done in one fell swoop! You'll get a Localist gift pack including 1 signed Localist book, 1 I am Bham tshirt, 1 coffee cozie, and 1 (set of 4) Books Are Magic prints. Keep them for yourself or gift them separately as holiday gifts! (If you'd like to specify size of shirt or get a personalized message in the book, send a Kickstarter message with details.)

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    Your Name in Print: Want your name included in The Localist? I'll personally thank you for your support in the end papers of The Localist paperback book if you choose this reward!

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    Personal Shopping for Books (and Coffee Chat) at Church Street Coffee & Books: I'll chat with you for 30 minutes about specific book recommendations for you or for your gift list (perfect for holidays!). Includes free coffee and cookie. Deliverable on or before December 2014. Date must be scheduled at least a week in advance.

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    Skype Book Club Appearance or Book Chat with Carrie: Please allow at least one month advance notice of date to plan appearance. Limited to one hour of discussion time. Fulfillment expires in April 2015.

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    Christmas Gifts for 10 people: Don't know what to give for the holidays? Now you're covered: You'll get a Localist gift pack including 2 signed Localist books, 2 I am Bham tshirts, 3 coffee cozies, and 3 sets of Books Are Magic prints (sets of 4, so 12 prints total). Keep them for yourself or gift them separately as holiday gifts! (To specify sizes of shirts or get personalized messages in the books, send a Kickstarter message with details.)

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    The Localist Tour of Downtown Birmingham: Carrie will meet you downtown and give you a four-hour tour of her favorite local spots in downtown Birmingham.

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    Twin Pack: TWO copies of the paperback book; one to read, and one to share.

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    Book + Audiobook: You'll get a copy of The Localist paperback shipped right to you when the book is released, plus an audio file of Carrie reading the ebook emailed to you on the day of release.

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    Book Club Pack: You'll get five copies of The Localist paperback book to share with your book club or friends and family.

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