Posts by Adrienne Raptis

The 150th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Birth.

The 150th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Birth.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Father of the Nation of India, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. A national holiday in India, the day is celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Nonviolence. Born on October 2, 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, and called to…

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In the News – New crime Fighting Tool at Raptis Rare Books of Palm Beach

[fusion_text]Matthew Raptis was recently interviewed by Ted White of ABC WPBF 25 News speaking on a new form of security implemented at Raptis Rare Books by CSI Protect.[/fusion_text][youtube id=”M6Wvpw1y9Xc” width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”” class=””][/youtube][fusion_text]”Ted White: A Palm Beach business is the first in the state to get a unique crime fighting tool. A tool aimed…

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Remembering Toni Morrison.

Remembering Toni Morrison.

Prolific American author Toni Morrison published 11 novels, 9 works of non-fiction, 5 children’s novels and received over 30 awards throughout the course of her career including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988, the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded by Barack Obama, in 2012. Born on February…

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Celebrating the Life and Work of James Baldwin.

Celebrating the Life and Work of James Baldwin.

American novelist and social activist James Baldwin was born today, August 2nd, in Manhattan in 1924. The literary master’s deeply personal and provocative stories examined both the African American and homosexual experience when neither identity was accepted by American culture. His works would come to galvanize the nation and give a passionate voice to the…

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Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: A Look at Transformational Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: A Look at Transformational Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg.

  Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker Dr. Alvin Felzenberg as he presents: A Look at Transformational Presidents. Dr. Alvin Felzenberg is a recognized expert on American politics, the American presidency, Congress, and political movements. Dr. Felzenberg served in two presidential administrations, was senior adviser to the Departments of State and Defense, and was…

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Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Lecture and Book Signing with Margaret Wilesmith

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Lecture and Book Signing with Margaret Wilesmith

We are pleased to welcome award-winning copywriter and creative director Margaret Wilesmith for a discussion on her new book Too Good To Eat: Beautiful Food Packaging From Around the World. Margaret Wilesmith has been published in the PR News Guide to Best Practices in Nonprofit Communication and is a Founding Director of the Palm Beach Book Festival. Whether you…

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The Scout Guide: How to Create an Impressive Personal Library.

The Scout Guide: How to Create an Impressive Personal Library.

Adrienne Raptis of Raptis Rare Books was recently featured in an interview with The Scout Guide Palm Beach on How To Create an Impressive Personal Library. View the original article, published April 20, 2018 here. HOW TO CREATE AN IMPRESSIVE PERSONAL LIBRARY BY THE SCOUT GUIDE April 20, 2018 In addition to serving as beautiful décor and…

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Remembering the Life and Legacy of Stephen Hawking

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Stephen Hawking

With the recent passing of the one or the most important figures in the scientific world, we remember Stephen Hawking as a man who not only challenged the minds of our society but made a monumental influence on the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Few people emerge from the fields of cosmology and…

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The Transatlantic Literature of Henry James

The Transatlantic Literature of Henry James

Born on April 15th 1843, American author Henry James was regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists of the English language. James is one of the major figures of trans-Atlantic literature. His works frequently juxtapose characters from the Old World, embodying a feudal civilization that is “beautiful, often…

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Join Us For an Evening with Lee Pollock Discussing Winston Churchill’s Journalism and Reporting

Join Us For an Evening with Lee Pollock Discussing Winston Churchill’s Journalism and Reporting

  Raptis Rare Books welcomes back acclaimed speaker and historian Lee Pollock of The International Churchill Society as he explores the fascinating story of “Winston Churchill, Reporting”. Winston Churchill ranks as one of the greatest statesman of modern times, renowned for his defense of Britain and the free world in their “darkest hour”. Politics was…

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Celebrating President’s Day and Founding Father George Washington

Celebrating President’s Day and Founding Father George Washington

Officially recognized as “Washington’s Birthday” by the Federal Government – President’s Day is an iconic American Holiday revolved around honoring the Commander in Chief of the United States of America. Traditionally celebrated on February 22, the actual date of Washington’s birthday, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved to the…

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The Monumental Legacy of President Abraham Lincoln

The Monumental Legacy of President Abraham Lincoln

“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” – Abraham Lincoln  While President’s Day was originally begun to honor George Washington, another popular figurehead we honor on President’s Day is the renowned 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.…

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Join Us For a Discussion on American Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Join Us For a Discussion on American Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Raptis Rare Books welcomes back Dr. Alvin S. Felzenberg, a recognized expert on American politics, the American presidency, Congress, and political movements. Dr. Felzenberg served in two presidential administrations, was senior adviser to the Departments of State and Defense, and was principal spokesman for the 9-11 Commission. His writings have appeared in the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard,…

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Rare Books for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

Rare Books for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

[fusion_text]Rare books are a unique and meaningful gift all year long, regardless of the occasion, but as Valentine’s Day is approaching, we thought we would put together a few interesting titles that we have in stock that we think would make a nice gift for that very special Valentine. [/fusion_text][fusion_text] For your beloved one: a…

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