Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a virtual presentation via Zoom to discuss the value of old and rare books. Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will also talk about the history of his historic bookshop (www.brattlebookshop.com), which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner. Ken 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. His talk will be followed by a Q&A session and Ken will give free verbal appraisals of books participants have on hand or will do so at his shop in Boston at a later scheduled date. If you are interested in getting a book appraised, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE June 18.
The Brattle Book Shop is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores. Among the many organizations in which Kenneth Gloss is a member are 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 Memoir Group is meeting online - space is limited. Everyone can write about their own experiences, but do you need tips to make them interesting? If you are interesting in joining the memoir group please call John Poignand at 774-810-0610 or by email email@example.com.
The Chatham Writers group is meeting virtually - space is limited. The members meet to explore different writing genres. Share your work with the group, and receive guidance and feedback. Each year they publish an anthology of their work. Members will meet virtually through a Zoom program to share a short fiction piece. Contact John Chamberlain at firstname.lastname@example.org.