Brattlecast #30 - Treasures within Treasures

Today we've got an 1800's sailing log and a Civil War journal, both containing surprising passages which take them from standard to spectacular. Also, some tips on what to do with any handwritten material you'd like to get appraised. An episode to write home about!


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Brattlecast #25 - Ken's Collections

A glimpse of Ken's fun and surprising personal collections: eclectic bathroom decor, cookbooks about cannibalism, jazz photographs, and a signed Houdini photo that, while technically for sale, he's doing his best not to allow to escape.


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Brattlecast #10 - From The Ashes

On the morning of February 1st, 1980, Ken Gloss receives the devastating news that the wooden 5-story building housing his livelihood is burning down. The losses are nigh incalculable, but what follows, fortunately, is a story of optimism, ingenuity, and of overwhelming camaraderie from the citizens of a city that just loves to read.


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Brattlecast #1 - The History of The Brattle Book Shop (Pilot)

In the pilot episode of Brattlecast, proprietor Kenneth Gloss discusses the history of one of America's oldest rare and antiquarian bookshops. Learn the story of George Gloss and his son Kenneth: the Brattle's journey from historic Brattle Street through urban renewal, a disastrous fire, and the business of secondhand bookselling today.


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