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5 Rare Book Gift Ideas for A Unique and Meaningful Gift

Rare and first edition books make a wonderful and unique gift, particularly for the collector or book lover in your life. If you are not sure of where to start, you may want to consider your recipient’s favorite author or genre. Do they have a favorite hobby? Whether its golf, cooking, travel, music, or bird-watching, […]

By |November 25th, 2017|Gift Ideas, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on 5 Rare Book Gift Ideas for A Unique and Meaningful Gift
  • To Kill a Mockingbird First Edition Issue Points

To Kill a Mockingbird First Edition Issue Points

As most people know, the novel To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best-loved classics of all time. It has been translated into more than forty languages and has sold more than forty million copies worldwide. In 1962 it was also made into the film starring Gregory Peck, which won three Academy Awards. Therefore, […]

By |November 21st, 2017|First Edition Identification, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on To Kill a Mockingbird First Edition Issue Points
  • The Balfour Declaration and the History of Jewish Zionism

The Balfour Declaration and the History of Jewish Zionism

November 2, 2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a historic document created by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour and addressed to Lord Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community. Although it was a small document, it would have major consequences on the future of the middle east and eventually […]

By |November 1st, 2017|History|Comments Off on The Balfour Declaration and the History of Jewish Zionism
  • Blade Runner and the Transcendent Legacy of Philip K. Dick

Blade Runner and the Transcendent Legacy of Philip K. Dick

The new movie Blade Runner 2049 is in theaters this week and we thought it would be a great time to write a post about the book that this movie and the original 1982 Blade Runner movie have been loosely based on, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and its author, Philip K. Dick.

The book […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Authors, First Edition Identification, Rare book highlights, Science Fiction|Comments Off on Blade Runner and the Transcendent Legacy of Philip K. Dick
  • Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature

Nobel Prize in Literature Laureates Pearl S. Buck, George Bernard Shaw, Rabindranath Tagore, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Winston S. Churchill

Awarded annually since 1901, The Nobel Prize in Literature is given to any author “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction” (Alfred Nobel). One of five […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Authors, Literature, Prizes and Awards, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature
  • Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg, author of A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley, Jr. on Thursday, October 5th at 6pm. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP to Susan@RaptisRareBooks.com

Raptis Rare Books
226 Worth […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Book Events and Festivals, News|Comments Off on Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg
  • In the News: Raptis Rare Books Awarded “Best in Palm Beach County” by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine

In the News: Raptis Rare Books Awarded “Best in Palm Beach County” by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine

We have recently been awarded as one of the best places for “literary scene” in Palm Beach county by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine. This is what they have to say:

“Lovers of the written word are particularly smitten with Raptis Rare Books. A recent addition to Worth Avenue, Raptis specializes in first editions and inscribed copies of […]

By |September 3rd, 2017|For the love of books, News, Prizes and Awards|Comments Off on In the News: Raptis Rare Books Awarded “Best in Palm Beach County” by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine
  • 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