Secondhand : travels in the new global garage sale / Adam Minter.
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|Butler PL - Butler||381.19 MIN (Text)||73174005043466||Adult: Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781635570113
- Physical Description: xix, 299 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
- Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020
- Copyright: ©2019.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-291) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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.
"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?"--
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