The Joy of Collecting Rare Books

The Joy of Collecting Rare Books

Tuesday, February 21, at 6PM at the Jones Library Woodbury Room

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give an in-person presentation on the value of old and rare books

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 1825. He is a second-generation owner.  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.

There will be time for questions and answers after the talk.

The talk is co-sponsored by the Jones Library and the Amherst Historical Society.