Rare Book Specialist and Brattle Book Shop Owner Ken Gloss

We are delighted to welcome Ken Gloss, rare book specialist and owner of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing area for a Zoom presentation on Tuesday evening, July 6th at 6:30 pm! Please register online to receive the link by clicking here or contact the reference department at 508-457-2555 x 7.

Ken will discuss the value of old and rare books, and even do an appraisal or two as time permits! Ken, a rare book specialist and appraiser who is frequently on national TV and WGBH radio, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop, which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner.

He will describe and exhibit some of his favorite finds and relate some of the joys of the “hunt,” as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk.  If you would like a book of yours appraised, email the information beforehand, with a couple of photos, to info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org (subject line: Appraisal). Ken will give free verbal appraisals of a couple of these at the end, and can do so for others at a later date. For more information about Ken and future talks, call the store toll-free at 800-447-9595, or visit their website, www.brattlebookshop.com!

This event is free and appropriate for adults and teens.  

2 comments on “Rare Book Specialist and Brattle Book Shop Owner Ken Gloss

  1. Jeanne says:

    Sounds brilliant!

    1. Sue says:

      Yes! We are looking forward to it.

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