Collecting Books

Volatile values for old volumes

Books on space are blasting off

Worcester Telegram & Gazette News
By Pamela H. Sacks
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

“Got any old books on computers or space travel?

If so, save them, says Ken Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop, a nationally known used and rare book emporium in Boston. Or better still, if they are in superb condition, sell them.

“Post World War II electronic computing books, some are going for thousands of dollars,” Mr. Gloss said. “And space travel and exploration have gone through the roof. All the early astronauts are like Captain Cook and Sir Francis Drake.”

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