BRIELLE — The Brielle Public Library held its first Literary Treasure Night hosted by Michael Brenner, a proprietor bookseller located in Manasquan, on Thursday Nov. 17.
Patrons were able to bring in collectable, historical and all books of value, and Mr. Brenner then taught the attendees how to identify a first edition and determine the condition, while also providing a free assessment of any books brought to the event.
Mr. Brenner said he discussed with Maribeth Pelly, Brielle Public Library director, on ways to bring people into the library and what exciting events they can organize together.
“I thought of having folks come in, bring some old books that they found around the house to talk about what constitutes a collectible. Some treasures in the attic,” said Mr. Brenner.
“It gives a reason for people to look, because you just never know.”
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