Lecture on old, rare books at Shrewsbury Historical Society


Lecture on old, rare books at Shrewsbury Historical SocietyShrewsbury – Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the nationally known Brattle Book Shop in downtown Boston, will be giving a free and open talk, “Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books?” The talk, sponsored by the Shrewsbury Historical Society, will take place Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Library, 609 Main St.

“New England homes are treasure-troves for old and rare books that have increased in value over the years,” said Gloss. “We invite the public to bring any volumes they want to know about to the lecture for a free verbal appraisal.”

Gloss will bring to the lecture several examples of interesting books, magazines and ephemera from the store's private collection, such as a 1912 World Series scorecard and examples of old LIFE Magazines. He also has a sales brochure for the Titanic. Following the lecture and question-and-answer session, he will be available to give free verbal appraisals of books that people bring with them.

The Brattle Book Shop has been the recipient of several “Best” awards as Boston's best Antiquarian Book Shop and for its best Bookshop. For further information, visit www.brattlebookshop.com.