Brattle Book Shop owner speaks at Portsmouth library Tuesday

Kenneth Gloss to talk about value of old and rare books

Posted 11/8/18

PORTSMOUTH — Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a free and open talk about the value of old and …

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Brattle Book Shop owner speaks at Portsmouth library Tuesday

Kenneth Gloss to talk about value of old and rare books

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PORTSMOUTH — Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a free and open talk about the value of old and rare books at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Portsmouth Free Public Library.

Mr. Gloss, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshopwhich goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner.

Mr. Gloss 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 also be a question-and-answer session session before the conclusion of his talk.

Following the talk and Q&A, Mr. Gloss will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them or will do so at his shop in Boston.

This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so register online here or call the library at 401/683-9457 to sign up.

The library is located at 2658 East Main Road.

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