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Ken Gloss On the Value of Old & Rare Books

Ken Gloss, left, at his Brattle Book Shop in Boston.

Gloss Is frequent Guest Appraiser on Antiques Roadshow & Proprietor of Brattle Book Shop Is Coming To Groton Feb 28

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, will give a free and open talk Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. at Groton Public Library, 99 Main Street, Groton, 

Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop -, which goes back to circa 1825. 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. Following the talk and question-and-answer session, he will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them or will do so at his shop in Boston.

For further information about this talk and more about book-collecting, appraisals, and future free and open talks, call the store toll-free at 800-447-9595, or visit their website,  To learn of some of Ken’s unique finds, listen to Brattlecast, his new podcast: (also available on iTunes:

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161 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
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