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.