Read & Relax #273

Photo by Jeff Roberts

The holiday season can be a busy time—and because of this, it is important to engage in activities that keep us happy and rejuvenated. Today we speak with owners of two new Portland businesses that provide opportunities for rejuvenation: Josh Christie, co-owner of this city’s newest independent bookstore, Print: A Bookstore, and James & Amy Harder of Float Harder Relaxation Center.


Josh Christie

Josh Christie and his partner Emily Russo co-own Print: A Bookstore, a new independent bookstore on Portland’s East End. Josh has been a bookseller for the last decade, and is also the author of four books (most recently Skiing Maine from Down East Books). A lifelong Mainer, he lives in Yarmouth with his wife Katy.

James and Amy Harder

Amy and James Harder opened Float Harder Relaxation Center, a three tank float center in Portland, earlier this year. They first learned about floating in sensory deprivation tanks while living in Colorado and realized its potential for improving wellbeing.