Sponsored by The Book Club of Detroit
Kenneth Gloss, internationally known rare book specialist, appraiser, and proprietor of Boston’s famed Brattle Book Shop, will give a virtual presentation for The Book Club of Detroit on Thursday, February 22, 7:00 pm EST, via Zoom. This event is free of charge and open to the public (but registration is required). Ken will talk about the “improbable finds” of his decades-long career and discuss the value of old and rare books. Ken, who is frequently seen on national TV, will relate the history of his historic bookshop (www.brattlebookshop.com/about), which goes back to circa 1825. Ken, a second-generation owner of Brattle Book Shop, will discuss growing up in the book business, show some of his favorite finds while enjoying “the thrill of the hunt,” and explain how he appraises books and manuscripts. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share about private and institutional collecting as well as guidelines for building and maintaining a significant collection. A Q&A session will follow. Register online at
https://bcdforms.com/website/events/virtual-event-feb-22/ . Zoom log-in credentials will be provided after registration.