Wellfleet Public Library to Host Antiques Roadshow Book Appraiser

WELLFLEET – Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a free, and open talk discussing the value of old, and rare books on Cape this month.

“I’m looking forward to coming down to Wellfleet. The event should be a lot of fun,” said Gloss.

During the gathering, Gloss, who is a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop, which goes back to circa 1825.

“The talk lasts for 45 mins to an hour. I talk about what is an ‘old book’, first editions. I bring some show and tell, I have a program from the 1912 World Series where the Red Sox’s won. I have an original brochure from the Titanic, I have a page from a book from the 1400’s over 500 years old and more,” he said.

“A lot of people hopefully will have some books that they want me to appraise, and I have a lot of stories about things that have come in, and people that I have met, seen, and can show off to [other] people,” added Gloss.

In addition, he will talk about and show some of his favorite finds, and describe some of the joys of the “hunt,” and more.

Talks get underway August 28th beginning at 7:00 pm at the Wellfleet Public Library, located at 55 West Main Street.

By JOHN BONDAREK, CapeCod.Com News Center

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