Secondhand : travels in the new global garage sale / Adam Minter
Book | Bloomsbury Publishing | 2019
14 holds on first copy returned of 13 copies

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xix, 299 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-291) and index.
Summary
"In Secondhand, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle-and profit from-our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all?"-- Publisher marketing.
Contents
Preface: the donation door -- Empty the nest -- Decluttering -- The flood -- The good stuff -- Danshari -- Our warehouse is a four-bedroom house -- Frayed below the stitch -- Good as new -- Enough to sell -- And it lasts forever -- A rich person's broken thing -- More suitcases.
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Second hand : travels in the new global garage sale.
ISBN
9781635570106 (hardcover)
1635570107 (hardcover)
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