Is There New Value in Your Old Books?

Kenneth Gloss
TIP: the best online source for knowledge on the value of your books is--
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchEntry?=Find%20Book&sts=t

UPDATE:
Get there BY 6:15 to "Meet up" -- at the back row of seats then at 6:15 we go as a group to some better seats, otherwise you may end up seating yourself alone. Actual presentation begins at 6:30 at this "Lecture Hall". Meanwhile, share your books for feedback & socializing.

Lecture Hall is capacity 220 people so get your better seats & be on time. This event is well publicized. Main Branch at level L2. From the parking garage take the lift to G then descend to L2.


Free appraisals of one of your books from this expert book dealer after the lecture according to the link posted below. That is also your socializing opportunity. Incidentally gives you info about the nature of the value of antiques in general.

Please arrive early & introduce yourselves. (part of the fun is finding each other, by asking: are you with the Nerd Fun Meet up? That is a great conversation starter with anybody.)

http://www.cambridgema.gov/cpl/calendarofevents/view.aspx?guid=%7bE587EECC-DF7C-4A07-AC19-D4CB91E2F29E%7d&start=20130131T183000&end=20130131T193000

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  • A former member
    A former member

    That was an awesome talk! Thank you so much for hosting this. Sorry I didn't get to speak with anyone we had to duck out early. Next time :)

    February 1, 2013

  • Karen

    Wish I knew I was very late because I thought Central square was the main library.

    February 1, 2013

  • Laura

    Hi. I was there but it was hard to approach people in the lecture hall.

    January 31, 2013

  • Marianne

    Great idea. Great lecture. Kenneth Gloss is an accomplished speaker: He wouldn't let that crying baby take the spotlight! The show must (and did) go on. And I'm very glad it did. But I met only two other Nerd Fun members (Chris and Michael). I'm sorry that more of you didn't get to enjoy this event.

    January 31, 2013

  • duncan

    Hi Amber,
    There's inexpensive parking.

    "The new Main Library has a 70-car underground parking garage with access from Broadway that is open when the library is open. It costs 25 cents for every 15 minutes of parking.

    "The parking machines accept quarters and Mastercard or Visa." (Source: library website). The entrance is in front of the library on Broadway.

    January 20, 2013

  • Amber Lynn H.

    I am not from the area and was wondering if there is free parking?

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is a parenthesis barrier?

    January 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When does a book get so old that age matters more than condition?

    100 years?

    200 years?

    300 years?

    ???

    January 18, 2013

  • duncan

    Yes a so-called "split binding" will nullify any value.

    January 18, 2013

  • Sylvia

    I once brought into Ken Gloss's shop (The Brattle Book Store in Downtown Crossing) a copy of Truman Capote's "The Grass Harp" autographed by Capote. I thought sure it would be worth something, but Gloss declined it, saying the binding and dust jacket weren't in good enough condition for him to get a good price for it. So condition matters.

    January 18, 2013

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