Dream Jobs: Independent Bookstore Owner

Laurie has lived in Capitol Hill for 25 years. She felt like her neighborhood of readers was missing a good bookstore.

Dream Jobs: Independent Bookstore Owner
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Laurie Gillman kept waiting for someone to open a bookstore after the one in her neighborhood closed down. When no one had by 2016, she decided to open East City Bookshop. 

Laurie shows Newsy's Chance Seales around her dream job.

Kyle Dargan

Dream Jobs: Literature Professor

He published his first book when he was still in grad school and later launched into a professorship at American University.

Newsy's Chance Seales with Herta Feely

Dream Jobs: Novelist

Got an unfinished novel in a desk drawer? Herta Feely proves it's never too late to finish your novel.