The Value of Old and Rare Books

Presented by Ken Gloss, owner of the Brattle Book Shop

 Tuesday May 12, 2015, 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

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What makes a book go up in value? Frequent Antiques Roadshow guest appraiser Ken Gloss presents some of his favorite finds in this fascinating talk about collecting and selling antique books.

Bring some of your literary treasures! Ken will offer his opinion on antique books brought by attendees.

While books such as a first edition of the Harry Potter series have been known to sell for as high as $40,000, it’s still in the reading that brings the most enjoyment.

Ken Gloss proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop will talk about its history which goes back to 1825.  The Brattle Book Shop, located at 9 West Street in Downtown Boston, is America’s oldest continuously operated bookshop and one of the country’s largest.

Mr. Gloss will talk about collecting and selling antique books, and offer his opinion on items presented by attendees, in a local “Antiques Roadshow”.

The presentation will be on May 12, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:15, the talk is free and open to the public.

To be held in the Education Room of the Bunker Hill Museum.

 Presented by the Charlestown Historical Society and The Friends of The Charlestown Library Ltd.