In Boston Catch Ken Gloss’ Talks on Rare Books

If you live within driving distance of Boston and want to know if your old books are valuable,  visit the Brattle Book Shop, or attend a public appearance by Ken Gloss, the store’s owner and renowned rare book expert. The Brattle Book Shop, established in 1825, is one of America’s oldest antiquarian bookstores.

Ken Gloss Renowned Rare Book Expert, Proprietor Brattle Book Shop, Boston MA

Ken Gloss Rare Book Expert, Proprietor, Brattle Book Shop, Boston.  photo Somerville Public Library site.

Gloss frequently talks about collectible, rare and antiquarian books in and around the Boston area and has also appeared on national television and radio, including numerous appearances on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow. Gloss appraises books and libraries for Harvard, Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern, Simmons, Suffolk, Tufts, Babson, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the FBI and others, according to his store’s site. He has also authored numerous articles on book appraisals and book collecting and selling.

Click here to see Gloss’s speaking schedule.

Is Your Old Book Valuable? Free Verbal Appraisal Nov. 7, 2012

On Nov. 7, 2012, you may get a chance to receive a verbal appraisal of your book after Gloss talks at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. at 7 p.m. He will bring some examples of items from his store’s private collection and demonstrate what makes a book valuable.  Gloss will answer questions and give a free verbal appraisal (as time permits) of books that audience members bring with them. This is a free event. Call 508-393-5025 for more information.

Ken Gloss Boston Area Talks on Rare Books 10/10/12 – 5/16/13  (info 617-542-0210)   

Day Date Time Place
Wednesday 10/10/12 6:30pm Hyannis Public Library
Open to the public
Wednesday 10/17/12 7:00pm Dedham Public Library
Open to the public
Wednesday 11/07/12 7:00pm Northborough Public Library
Open to the public
Thursday 11/29/12 7:00pm Bullard Memorial Farm
7 Bullard Lane
Holliston, MA
Open to the public
Wednesday 01/30/13 6:30pm Forbes Library
Northampton, MA
Open to the public
Sunday 02/17/13 all day Whatz It Worth, sponsored by
Assistance League of Tucson
DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday 05/16/13 Noon Weymouth Seniors
Lions Club
Open to all over 55 years old