This Jewish Boston bookseller wants to help you spruce up your Zoom background


"What you see of someone's books tells you about their intellect and their personality," said Ken Gloss, who owns Boston's Brattle Book Shop.

BOSTON (JTA) - In early April, just a few weeks after non-essential businesses in Massachusetts were shut down due to COVID-19, the staff at the Brattle Book Shop noticed that some prominent personalities conducting video interviews from home were seated in front of fairly lackluster bookshelves. 

So staffers at the legendary 185-year-old antiquarian bookseller in the heart of downtown Boston offered to help them out. 

In an April 7 Twitter post, they offered their expertise to prospective customers seeking a more sophisticated look - or at least a tidier one, free of worn copies of old p...

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