Bix, Cynthia Overbeck, Spending Spree: The History of American Shopping. Pgs. 88. Lerner Publishing, 2014. $33.27. INFORMATION.
These days, if you’re not shopping in-house, you’re shopping online, but how did they shop in the early days of America? How were new clothes and other goods obtained and how long would the trip to the store take? Follow this book through a journey through the evolution of shopping and discover the answer to these questions and more. An interesting and informative look at an American pastime. With primary sources, a decent layout, and useful extra sources like for more information, index, source notes, and a bibliography, readers interested in shopping or who need a non-fiction book will enjoy reading this book. EL, MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.