Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section will give a free and open talk Wednesday October 17 entitled, “Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books?”The 7:00 p.m. talk, sponsored by the Friends of the Dedham Library, will be held at the library located at 43 Church Street in Dedham.
Gloss will bring to the lecture several examples of notable books, magazines and ephemera from the store's private collection, such as a 1912 World Series scorecard and examples of old LIFE Magazines. He also will show a sales brochure for the Titanic. "New England homes are treasure- troves for old and rare books that have increased in value over the years," says Gloss. Following the talk and question-and-answer session he shall give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them or will do so anytime at his 9 West Street emporium in downtown Boston.
The Brattle Book Shop is proud to have been a contributor to the WGBH Annual Auction each year that the station has held this fund drive. He has been a guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow numerous times over the years and has been a popular guest on WBZ Radio as well as other radio, TV and cable stations numerous times. His bylined articles continue to appear in various antique journals and in print and online consumer publications. The Brattle Book Shop is also the recipient of several “Best of Boston” awards in the categories of Best Book Shop or Best Antiquarian Book Shop plus included in a list as one of America’s best bookstores.
Further information about this talk and more about book-collecting, appraisals and future free and open talks, please call the Brattle Book Shop at 1-800-447-9595 or visit their website, www.brattlebookshop.com.