Ken Gloss of Brattle Street Book Shop to Speak at Hyannis Library

March 20th at 6 p.m.

The Hyannis Public Library invites you to an evening of talk and appraisals with Ken Gloss, proprietor of The Brattle Book Shop in Boston, to be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 6pm.  This lively event is free and open to the public.

Ken, a frequent guest appraiser on the popular PBS television program Antiques Roadshow, will talk about the history of his famous bookshop that was founded in 1825 and owned by the Gloss family since 1949.  He'll share guidelines for what makes a book go up in value, describe the joys of "the hunt," and talk about and show some of his favorite finds.  There will also be a Q & A session.  

Finally, Ken will give free verbal appraisals of books which attendees have brought with them, or he will do so at this shop in Boston.

Ken Gloss appraises books and library collections for many of the great Boston academic institutions including Harvard, Boston University, Northeastern, and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  He lectures throughout New England on the antiquarian books field and is often featured on local and national television and radio programs talking about books and their values.

You never know what treasures might be in your own attic!  Be sure to come to the Hyannis Public Library on March 20 to attend this sparkling and witty presentation by Ken Gloss, one of the notables of old and rare book collecting. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on