Value of the Book

Ray RickmanThe Dighton Public Library invites all to a book episode of an Antiques Roadshow-type program with former local rare-book dealer Ray Rickman on Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 at the Lower Level of Dighton Town Hall, 979 Somerset Avenue.

If you suspect you are holding on to a rare first-edition, a priceless signed book, or a highly-sought-after collector’s copy, Mr. Rickman will help you find out. In his fun and revealing Value of the Book workshop, Mr. Rickman will offer free book evaluations drawing on his many years of experience as a rare-book dealer and former bookstore owner in Providence and the host of the Rhode Island Public Television program, Bestsellers.

Mr. Rickman will discuss what makes a book valuable, explain which sorts of books have the highest market value, and offer complimentary estimates of up to three books for each participant in the workshop. Participation is free and all are encouraged to attend.

Ray Rickman is a longtime rare-book dealer and the founder of Rickman Group, a Providence-based management consulting firm that works with nonprofit organizations and private companies to improve their strategic, financial, and operational position and performance.

Also a former Rhode Island state representative and deputy secretary of state and a past president of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, Ray Rickman lectures frequently throughout Rhode Island and beyond. He speaks on a wide variety of cultural and historical topics pertaining to American literature and African American leaders. He also conducts regular walking tours highlighting African American history in Providence.

Call (401) 421-0606 or email for more information, or contact the Dighton Public Library at 508-669-6421.