Events Calendar / July 03, 2020

Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy thumbnail Photo

Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

Brown Bag Learning Series: The Value of Old and Rare Books thumbnail Photo

Brown Bag Learning Series: The Value of Old and Rare Books

Presented by: Kenneth Gloss

Join Ken for a discussion about the value of old and rare books.  He 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. Ken, who is also 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.

There will be a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk. Following the talk and question-and-answer session, Ken will give free, verbal appraisals of all books for attendees.

About Kenneth Gloss:

Kenneth Gloss is the proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section. He succeeded his late father, George Gloss, a well-known figure both in Boston and national antiquarian circles, and became the sole proprietor in 1985.  The Brattle Book Shop is the recipient of several “Best of Boston” awards in the categories of Best Book Shop or Best Antiquarian Book Shop.

Please email by 9am on July 3 to receive an invitation to the Zoom session.