My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I enjoyed taking a trip around France with Sandy Price and Emily Laxer. The book was well organized by regions and the pictures gave a good impression of what types of goods you can expect to find. Having stumbled across several of these markets myself I agree with the descriptions, although merchandise will vary from season to season and year to year.
I was a little disappointed that some of the BIG markets were not mentioned like the Braderie de Lille and Foire International markets as I am having trouble myself getting an overview of these. This book will give you a good overview of the big(gish) markets at popular travel destinations. They are regular markets, that are open weekly, so you are sure to find one to match your travel plans.
If you are visiting some city not listed in the book, you can check with the either of these sites:
or pick up a copy of the Antiquités Brocante magazine which may also give you some idea what you should be paying for your treasures.