Due to the impending snowstorm, Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston, has kindly rescheduled his free program, “Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books?” at the Dover Public Library. The new date will be Tuesday January 28 at 7pm. Following his talk and a question-and-answer session, Gloss will offer free verbal appraisals of all books and documents 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 one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores and has been the recipient of several “Best of Boston” awards in the categories of Best Book Shop or Best Antiquarian Book Shop, and named as one of North America’s best bookstores. 2014 is the 65th year of Gloss family ownership.
Gloss will bring several examples of notable books, magazines and ephemera from the store's private collection, such as a 1912 World Series scorecard and examples of iconic 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.
Kenneth Gloss is a member is the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the New England Antiquarian Booksellers of America, and the Boston Society. He also is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society as well as serving on the Board of Overseers of the USS Constitution Museum.
He has been a guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow numerous times since 2000 and has been a popular guest on WBZ Radio as well as other radio, TV, and cable stations. His articles appear in antique journals and in print and online publications. Mr. Gloss’s appearance is sponsored by the Friends of the Dover Public Library. For further information about this talk, or directions to the library, please call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050. For more information about book-collecting, appraisals, and future free talks, please call the Brattle Book Shop at 1-800-447-9595 or visit their website, .