Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston's Downtown Crossing, will give a free talk on Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m., at the Brookline Main Library, called "Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books?" Gloss will offer a Q&A session after the talk, as well as appraise audience members' books and documents.
Gloss will bring several examples of notable books, magazines and ephemera from the store's private collection, including a 1912 World Series scorecard and examples of old LIFE magazines. He will also show a sales brochure for the Titanic.
The Gloss family has owned the Brattle Book Shop -- one of America's oldest adn largest -- for 64 years. Gloss succeeded his late father, George Gloss, a well-known figure in Boston and national anitquarian circles.
Kenneth Gloss is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the New England Antiquarian Booksellers of America, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the Committee for the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, and the Boston Society. He also is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and serves on the Board of Overseers of the USS Constitution Museum.
He has been a guest appraiser on PBS' "Antiques Roadshow" numerous times, and has been a guest on WBZ Radio and other radio, TV and cable stations. His articles appear in various antique journals and consumer publications.
For more information about this talk and future talks, call 800-447-9595, or visit