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  • The Works of Winston S. Churchill

The Works of Winston S. Churchill

Considered to be one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, British statesman Winston S. Churchill served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom throughout the Second World War and was one of the most prolific writers to chronicle it.  A non-academic historian, writer and artist, Churchill won the Nobel Prize in […]

By |August 15th, 2017|For the love of books, History, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Works of Winston S. Churchill
  • In The News – Speaking volumes: You’re bound to be drawn to this Worth Avenue antiquarian bookstore

In The News – Speaking volumes: You’re bound to be drawn to this Worth Avenue antiquarian bookstore

The following article was recently featured on the front page of The Coastal Star. View the original post on The Coastal Star’s website here.

By Ron Hayes

“I was a unique child,” Matthew Raptis remembers. “My parents did not allow me to have video games, so I read books and played outside.”
Reading gave Raptis a love of books. […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Creating a Collection, For the love of books, Literature, News, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on In The News – Speaking volumes: You’re bound to be drawn to this Worth Avenue antiquarian bookstore
  • The Literary Lives of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The Literary Lives of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh

American aviators Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh are most recognized for the unprecedented and record-making intercontinental flights they braved in the early 20th century. The life of  adventure and tragedy they shared inspired both Charles and Anne to publish a number of books including detailed autobiographical accounts of their travels and, in their later years, novels […]

By |August 7th, 2017|Authors, Exploration and Adventure, History, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Literary Lives of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • The Story of Dr. Seuss

The Story of Dr. Seuss

American children’s author and illustrator Theodore Robert Geisel produced some of the most popular children’s books of all time under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Although most recognized for his vivid and original drawing style, Geisel’s works also carried a complexity that went beyond the function of entertaining children; many of his works had an […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Authors, Children's Literature, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Story of Dr. Seuss
  • The Works of Zora Neale Hurston

The Works of Zora Neale Hurston

Best known for her raw and vivid portrayal of the racial struggles that defined the American south of the early 20th century, African-American novelist Zora Neale Hurston’s work now holds a unique place in the canon of American literature, despite the fact that much of her work went unrecognized during her lifetime.

Born one of eight […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Authors, For the love of books, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Works of Zora Neale Hurston
  • In The News – The Raptis Rare Books Collection is a Palm Beach Bibliophile’s Dream

In The News – The Raptis Rare Books Collection is a Palm Beach Bibliophile’s Dream

Raptis Rare Books was recently featured in Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine. View the full article here.
The Raptis Rare Books Collection is a Palm Beach Bibliophile’s Dream

by Mary Murray

 The ultimate library for Palm Beach bibliophiles has set up shop on Worth Avenue. Matthew Raptis started his company, Raptis Rare Books, 16 years ago with the goal of turning […]

By |May 26th, 2017|News, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on In The News – The Raptis Rare Books Collection is a Palm Beach Bibliophile’s Dream
  • Rare Books Sales Position now Available

Rare Books Sales Position now Available

Raptis Rare Books is seeking an experienced and results-driven Lead Salesperson, with the position located at its gallery on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida.

Job requirements:

in-depth knowledge of rare and antiquarian books
proven history of sales successes
ability to nurture relationships with existing clients
ability to conduct ongoing prospecting for new clients in the U.S […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Rare Books Sales Position now Available
  • Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Generation.

Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Generation.

The Post-War American literary movement, the Beat Generation, was born in the “Harlem of the West”, or, the Fillmore District of San Francisco, a rich and diverse arts district where rent was inexpensive and there was no lack of culture; the young, hip and artistic communed at gritty jazz clubs, informal poetry readings, and bohemian […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Americana, Authors, For the love of books, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Generation.
  • The Life and Lessons of Henry Hazlitt

The Life and Lessons of Henry Hazlitt

Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the twentieth century, American financial journalist and writer Henry Stuart Hazlitt is perhaps best known for introducing the ideas of the Austrian School of economics to American thought. Through both his prolific literary career and editorial reviews of the revolutionary works of leading economists including Ludwig Von Mises and F.A. Hayek, […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Authors, Economics and Finance, For the love of books, History, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Life and Lessons of Henry Hazlitt
  • Rare Book Monthly News

Rare Book Monthly News

The following article was published in the Rare Book Monthly News from Rare Book Hub:
Raptis Rare Books Opens in Palm Beach
– by Bruce E. McKinney
While Palm Beach, Florida has been in the news more recently as the new home of the “winter White House”, for serious readers and book collectors the most interesting news has […]

By |April 10th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Rare Book Monthly News