Posted on 11/14/2019 at 09:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’re not gambling folks, but we’d bet most if not all of our readers have hit up some sort of secondhand shop in their lifetimes.

Chances are that most of us rarely give much thought to the economic and psychological forces behind the used-goods industry, though.

Enter a new book called Secondhand: Travels In The New Global Garage Sale, by journalist Adam Minter.

Gabino Iglesias, in his review of Secondhand for NPR, says it’s more than just a book about reselling and reusing.

Instead, it “deals with culture, consumption patterns on a global scale, and the history of garage sales and antique shops.”

Read the rest of Iglesias’s review on NPR.

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