Boston Public Library
Staff
Rare Books Department
3rd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library
617-859-2225


The staff in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department at the Boston Public Library comprises specialists in the history of printing and bibliography, experts in the analysis and recording of the printed or written word.

Such knowledge of bookmaking and its effects upon the transmission of ideas provides meaningful insights for the literary, political, or scientific historian.
In addition, the department is equipped with a modern conservation laboratory and trained conservators.

Rare book librarians, in general, do not provide financial appraisals of books; that is considered the function of the antiquarian bookseller.
Susan Glover
Keeper of Special Collections
617.859.2293
Fax: 617.859.2112
Email: sglover@bpl.org

Sean Casey
Librarian
617.859.2225

Kimberly Reynolds
Curator of Manuscripts
617.859.2135
Email: kreynolds@bpl.org

Stuart Walker

Book Conservator
617.536.5400 x4431
Email: swalker@bpl.org