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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

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 […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Rare Books Sales Position now Available

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

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
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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

Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part II

This week we invite you to continue exploring the works of the women who define contemporary young adult speculative and science fiction, a topic we began to discuss in Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I. With novels topping the New York Times Best Seller list for months at a […]

By |March 17th, 2017|Authors, Children's Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part II

In the News – For Matthew Raptis, Rare Books Are More Than Just A Business; They’re A Key To The Past

We have recently been featured in the Palm Beacher Magazine:

Matthew Raptis doesn’t judge a book by its cover alone. He also judges it by its publication date, its condition and its relative rarity in the antiquarian book marketplace. Think print is dead? For avid collectors of rare books, it’s anything but.

Mark Twain once wrote, “In […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Creating a Collection, For the love of books, News|Comments Off on In the News – For Matthew Raptis, Rare Books Are More Than Just A Business; They’re A Key To The Past

Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I

Women authors have historically played a significant role in the literary sub-genre of young adult speculative and science fiction. Truly emerging as a genre in the mid 1960’s with the publication of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, the genre has evolved to include such contemporary authors as Suzanne Collins and J.K. Rowling, whose novels […]

By |February 18th, 2017|Authors, Children's Literature, For the love of books, Literature, Science Fiction|Comments Off on Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I

Raptis Rare Books Grand Opening Celebration

We recently celebrated our Worth Avenue grand opening with a lovely party catered by The Bowery Palm Beach and with special operatic performances by Julia and Christina of Musical Soireé. Thank you to everyone who attended. We are delighted you could join us and would like to share some highlights of the event with you. Also, […]

By |January 29th, 2017|Events, News|Comments Off on Raptis Rare Books Grand Opening Celebration

The Life and Works of Albert Einstein

Perhaps best known for the development of his mass–energy equivalence formula, E = mc2, German born theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein’s surname has practically become synonymous with the term ‘genius’ in modern popular culture. Einstein received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1921 for his “services to theoretical physics” which included his development of the general theory […]

By |January 25th, 2017|Creating a Collection, For the love of books, History, Prizes and Awards, Rare book highlights, Science and Philosophy|Comments Off on The Life and Works of Albert Einstein