Kenneth Gloss coming to Cranston Public Library

Kenneth Gloss to Present Free Talk and Book Appraisal at Cranston Public Library

Cranston Public Library will welcome Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston, to give a free talk on the value of old and rare books on Wednesday, May 13 at 6:00 pm.

Gloss, a frequent guest appraiser on PBS' Antiques Roadshow, will discuss and display some of his favorite antique finds, review the past of his historic bookstore, describe the joy of the "hunt," and explain the factors which contribute to book value. Gloss will share anecdotes from his experience, as well as present tips and guidelines for starting one's own book collection. 

A Q&A session will end the presentation, after which Gloss will provide free verbal appraisals of books brought by attendees. 

Kenneth Gloss is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the New England Antiquarian Booksellers of America, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the Committee for the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair and the Boston Society. 

The Brattle Book Shop is one of America's oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores. 2015 is the 66th year of Gloss family ownership.

(release from Cranston Public Library)