Joyce Kosofsky


Brattle Book Shop
Boston, MA
Toured In
10, 11, 12, 13

As Queen of All Things at the Brattle Book Shop, Joyce Kosofsky oversees the daily operations of one of America's oldest and largest antiquarian bookshops.

Joyce Kosofsky began her career as an antiquarian bookseller when she accepted a job offer from Ken Gloss at the Brattle in 1978 because "it seemed like a good idea at the time." George Gloss, the proprietor of the Brattle, noticed that she had a good eye for rare and unusual items when she found a stash of autographs under a pile of old newspapers in his briefcase and suggested that they'd be better off offered for sale. Since then, she has seen, bought, and sold all types of books, from secondhand best-seller novels, to a full set of Edward Curtis' photographic folio series The North American Indian.

Joyce is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in journalism. She has written many articles on the subject of books and the book-collecting market for the Boston Globe, Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Insider. Joyce has also been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and Yankee Magazine, to name-drop a few.

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