Return to Content

Ken Gloss, Antiquarian Bookseller, Boston, Massachusetts

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Ken Gloss, Antiquarian Bookseller, Boston, Massachusetts
6 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (62% score)
Print Friendly

Family lore has it that Ken Gloss’s first spoken word was “book.” How could it be otherwise? His father, George Gloss, made the Brattle Book Shop, in business since 1825, a local landmark. But Ken has put his own stamp on the place, too. With his frequent appearances on Antiques Roadshow, he’s today’s most recognizable authority on used and rare books. While inside the three-story building the Brattle’s shelves groan with books, outside tables are packed with thousands more, and people spend hours searching for special bargains. I once asked Ken’s wife, Joyce Kosofsky, what his father would say if he could see the Brattle now. “His chest would swell,” she says. “‘My son!'”

Brattle Book Shop, 9 West St. 800-447-9595, 617-542-0210.

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Special 2 for 1 Holiday Sale

Send a one-year gift subscription of Yankee Magazine for only $17.99 and give a 2nd one-year gift subscription absolutely FREE. Plus, we will send you a FREE 2016 Scenes of New England Calendar (a $9.95 value)!


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2015, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111

< Prev
Next >