Book expert of 'Antique Roadshow' fame in NH


February 15. 2017 1:02PM

KENNETH GLOSS 







CHESTER — Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, will discuss the value of old and rare books at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Stevens Memorial Hall, 1 Chester St., at the junction of routes 121 and 102.

Gloss, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow,” also will speak about his historic bookshop, which goes back to about 1825 and is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores.

He is a second-generation owner, and 2017 marks the 68th year of the Gloss family ownership. Gloss succeeded his late father, George Gloss, a well-known figure both in Boston and national antiquarian circles. Kenneth Gloss became the sole proprietor upon his father’s death in 1985.

“I found that books were in my blood and that I would never be really happy if I abandoned the business,” he said.

There will be a Q&A session, and Gloss will give free verbal appraisals of attendees’ books.
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