When a priceless library is stolen, or a rare historical document's authenticity is in question, the U.S. government turns to one man. Ken tells stories of some of his most exciting appraisals, from Paul Revere to the Pilgrim Charter, and imparts some of the magic of everyday appraisals at the shop. All that glitters is not gold!
The proprietor of the historic Brattle Book Shop takes Jordan Rich through a typical workday. It's not all stocking shelves as Ken Gloss rubs shoulders with titans of industry and meets interesting characters from all walks of life. Listen to some of Ken's favorite buys and some of the storied history of the shop, which sees everything from an original copy of the Declaration of Independence to a casual visit from actor Johnny Depp.
The excitement never stops at the Brattle Book Shop as Ken describes some of his more fun and unique finds. Listen to the story of John Audubon's beautiful naturalist texts that sell for more than a mansion, or of the concert program detailing Bob Dylan's infamous electric performance at Newport. What will tomorrow bring?