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Daily Archives: November 7, 2012

Display in the window of a well-established charity shop in Epping, Essex UK

Digging for Bargains (and Stories) at Thrift Shops and Other Places

I have to confess I used to avoid going to second-hand stores–not because I’m a snob, but because I’m sort of a hypochondriac. I always imagined those places teeming with viruses and crawling with germs. But my recent move to Ann Arbor as a grad student forced me to evaluate living a more practical lifestyle.