Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Value of Old and Rare Books

Ken Gloss of the Brattle Book Shop to Speak on the Value of Old and Rare Books at the Bridgewater Public Library on March 29th @ 6:30 p.m.

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a free and open talk on the value of old and rare books. Ken will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop (www.brattlebookshop.com), which goes back to around 1825. He is the second-generation owner.

Ken will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe 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 will be a Q&A session at the conclusion of his talk followed by free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them.

Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice Award for Best of New England 2015, the Brattle Book

Shop is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores. 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. Ken has appeared as 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.

For further information about this talk and more about book-collecting, appraisals, and future free and open talks, call the Brattle Book Shop toll-free at 800-447-9595, or visit their website, www.brattlebookshop.com.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public will also include free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them.

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