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  • 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
  • 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