“Antiques Roadshow” appraiser Ken Gloss on Old and Rare Books

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get excited for the Library's Annual Summer Book Sale July 15-18 by hearing about how to "hunt for sleepers!"

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of Brattle Book Shop and guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will show some of his favorite finds, describe some of the joys of the "hunt" and explain what makes a book go up in value. He'll also talk about the history of his historic bookshop, which goes back to circa 1825. 

The Brattle Book Shop, one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores, has been in the hands of the Gloss family since 1949. Ken started working for his father, George, at the age of 5 and has been working here full-time since 1973. It is rumored that Ken's first word as a baby was "book." 

Mr. Gloss is a past president of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America's New England Chapter. He also sits on the Associate Board of the Boston Public Library. He appraises books and libraries for several universities including Harvard University, Boston University, Boston College, and Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.


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