Recommended Reading


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  • In Everything You Need to Know about Garage and Yard Sales, author Jon Fulghum provides ideas for advertising, promotion, and display to help attract potential shoppers. The pages are filed with good pointers on what to do and not to do.
  • Garage Sale America by Bruce Littlefield

This little book is filled with funny and poignant stories of buyers and sellers, great discussion on nostalgia, as well as a wealth of detailed photographs of sales across America. There are nifty little tips on the side of each page and a fantastic National Garage Sale Guide in the back.

  • The eBay Seller’s Guide to Finding
    Profitable Hidden Bargains at Garage Sales

This guide explains what to buy when scouring flea markets, thrift shops, or garage, yard, and estate sales. It is a must for the car if you are serious about making a profit on other people’s castoffs.

laments, “It seems you can’t open a magazine or turn on the TV lately without getting word about the rise of secondhand clothes…” Her trendy book is all about finding fabulous fashion at consignment, vintage, and thrift Shops.

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  • Virtual Vintage: The Insider’s Guide to Buying and

Selling Fashion Online by Linda Lindroth andLinda Lindroth (Aut Visit Amazon’s Linda Lindroth Page

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Deborah Newell Tornello offers a few thrift tips, however this fun read is more for those into vintage, and buying and selling online.

  • The Thrift Book; Live Well and Spend Less by India Knight is a super read for those who want to live like a queen on the budget of a pauper. From cooking to dressing to becoming one with community, Ms Knight has the corner on saving money and coming to grips with the new frugality.
  • The Idiot’s Pocket Guide to Garage and Yard Sales by Cathy Pedigo and Sonia Weiss contains fabulous tips on how to run a successful sale in easy to read language.
  • In Thrift Score, author Al Hoff shares her thrill of the hunt through funny stories and useful tips.
  • Sylvia Simmons’ The Great Garage Sale Book is a useful resource, although it reads more like a textbook.
  • The witty Garage Sale Magic was a delight. Not only did authors Michael and Pam Williams provide examples that were easy to follow it had humorous drawings and good stories that made me think of my own experiences.
  • Price It Yourself by Joe L. Rosson and Helaine Fendelman is a good guide for antiques and rarities. It does not, however, include any information about toys of any kind.
  • In How To Make A Fortune With Other People’s Junk, G.C. Carbone tells you what to look for, when to collect, how to sell, and how to refurbish



Barb Tobias
Author, Coach, Speaker, Thrift Specialist
BarbTobias@ThriftTalkDiva.com
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