2009-05-14 / News

Book appraiser to visit the library next week

Bring your old books to the library on Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m., when the Friends of the Library host an evening with Ken Gloss of the Brattle Book Shop. Gloss will present his program "Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books."

He is the current proprietor of The Brattle Book Shop, founded in Boston in 1825. The shop 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 there full-time since 1973.

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.

Learn about antiquarian book selling, the history of the book, and the joys of being a book dealer. Attendee may bring along a treasured book for Gloss to appraise.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 423- 7280.

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