The Hidden Value in Books at John Jermain Memorial Library

The newly renovated and expanded John Jermain Memorial Library. Michael Heller photo

For Kenneth Gloss, there is joy in the hunt — the hunt for old and rare books, that is.

The second-generation owner of Brattle Book Shop in Boston, and frequent guest appraiser on PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow,” will discuss and show off some of his favorite finds, and explain what makes a book raise in value, during a free talk on Wednesday, June 6, at the John Jermain Memorial Library, located at 201 Main Street in Sag Harbor.

Following a Q&A session, he will give free verbal appraisals of any books brought to the talk, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information about this talk, as well as book collecting and appraisals, please call (800) 447-9595 or visit