Ken Gloss, book appraiser and the proprietor of The Brattle Book Shop, founded in Boston in 1825, will speak about the antiquarian book field from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the meeting room at the Rockland Memorial Library, 20 Belmont St., Rockland.
Gloss will bring several examples of notable books, magazines and ephemera from the store's private collection, such as a 1912 World Series scorecard, old issues of LIFE Magazine, and a sales brochure for the Titanic.
Following the talk and question-and-answer session Gloss will give free verbal appraisals of all books and documents that attendees have brought with them to this lecture.
The Friends of the Library fund this free program. The snow date is Monday, Feb.24.
For additional information about this talk and more about book collecting, appraisals, and future free and open talks, call the Brattle Book Shop at 1-800-447-9595 or visit www.brattlebookshop.com.