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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 a source of […]

By |April 20th, 2018|Creating a Collection, For the love of books, News, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Scout Guide: How to Create an Impressive Personal Library.
  • 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 theoretical […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Authors, Events, History, Science and Philosophy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Remembering the Life and Legacy of Stephen Hawking
  • The Life and Work of Henry James

The Life and Work 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 […]

By |March 9th, 2018|Authors, Exploration and Adventure, For the love of books, Gift Ideas, History, Literature, Poetry, Rare book highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Life and Work of Henry James
  • 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 Churchill’s vocation
but he […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Authors, Book Events and Festivals, Events, History|Comments Off on Join Us For an Evening with Lee Pollock Discussing Winston Churchill’s Journalism and Reporting
  • Celebrating President’s Day and the Life and Works of George Washington

Celebrating President’s Day and the Life and Works of 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 […]

By |February 19th, 2018|Americana, History, Presidential|Comments Off on Celebrating President’s Day and the Life and Works of George Washington
  • Celebrating the Birthday and Works of President Abraham Lincoln

Celebrating the Birthday and Works 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. Born […]

By |February 11th, 2018|Americana, History, Presidential|Comments Off on Celebrating the Birthday and Works of President Abraham Lincoln
  • Please Join Us For a Discussion on American Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Please 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, […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Americana, Authors, Book Events and Festivals, Events, History|Comments Off on Please Join Us For a Discussion on American Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg
  • Rare Books for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

Rare Books for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

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.

For your beloved one:
a title of the […]

By |February 4th, 2018|Gift Ideas, Poetry|Comments Off on Rare Books for a Romantic Valentine’s Day
  • How to Create the Ultimate Home Library

How to Create the Ultimate Home Library

We have recently been featured in the Palm Beach Scout Guide and on their blog. This is what they have to say on their post:
HOW TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE HOME LIBRARY

It’s every book lovers dream to have a library in their own home. If you picture walking into your favorite room and having it filled […]

By |January 24th, 2018|Creating a Collection, Design, News|Comments Off on How to Create the Ultimate Home Library
  • In the News: Worth Avenue bookstore shares lesson on Dr. King with local students.

In the News: Worth Avenue bookstore shares lesson on Dr. King with local students.

The following article was originally published in the Palm Beach Daily News Shiny Sheet on Monday, January 15th.

Worth Avenue bookstore shares lesson on Dr. King with local students. By Ian Cohen – Special to the Daily News

Cindy Metzler pulled the folded sheet of paper from her purse. It was a copy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s […]

By |January 16th, 2018|Civil Rights, Events, History, News, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on In the News: Worth Avenue bookstore shares lesson on Dr. King with local students.