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“Improbable Finds” with Ken Gloss of Brattle Book Shop

Community Meeting Room, Main Library, 40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA, 02169

Join Ken Gloss, proprietor of Brattle Books and nationally televised appraiser for a special event at the Thomas Crane! Ken, a rare book specialist and appraiser who is frequently seen on national TV, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop, Brattle Books, which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner. Ken will discuss growing up in the book business, show some of his favorite finds while enjoying “the thrill of the hunt,” and explain how he appraises books and manuscripts. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share about private and institutional collecting as well as guidelines for building and maintaining a significant collection. There is also a Q&A session at the conclusion of his talk. Following the talk and question-and-answer session, Ken will give free verbal appraisals of books participants have on hand or will do so at his shop in Boston at a later scheduled date. Guests are encouraged to bring any rare or old books they have for a free appraisal by Ken Gloss!Mr. Gloss is a past president of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America’s New England Chapter. He also sits on the Associate Board of the Boston Public Library. He appraises books and libraries for several universities including Harvard University, Boston University, Boston College, and Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.


Dec 13 2023


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thomas Crane Public Library


Thomas Crane Public Library
40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169
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