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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 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 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 […]

By |February 19th, 2018|Americana, History, Presidential|Comments Off on Celebrating President’s Day and Founding Father George Washington
  • 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. Born […]

By |February 11th, 2018|Americana, History, Presidential|Comments Off on The Monumental Legacy of President Abraham Lincoln
  • 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, […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Americana, Authors, Book Events and Festivals, Events, History|Comments Off on 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.

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