• Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: A Look at Transformational Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: A Look at Transformational Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg.

 

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker Dr. Alvin Felzenberg as he presents: A Look at Transformational Presidents.

Dr. Alvin Felzenberg is 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 […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Lecture and Book Signing with Margaret Wilesmith

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Lecture and Book Signing with Margaret Wilesmith

We are pleased to welcome award-winning copywriter and creative director Margaret Wilesmith for a discussion on her new book Too Good To Eat: Beautiful Food Packaging From Around the World.

Margaret Wilesmith has been published in the PR News Guide to Best Practices in Nonprofit Communication and is a Founding Director of the Palm Beach Book Festival.

Whether you are a […]

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  • In the News: Matthew Raptis and Antiquarian Books.

In the News: Matthew Raptis and Antiquarian Books.

The following article was recently published in the Local Business Feature of the December 2018 issue of Boca Magazine. To read the full article follow the link and navigate to page 82 in the flipbook.

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Historian Ed Lamont Presents: From Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Historian Ed Lamont Presents: From Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus.

 

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker and historian Edwin Lamont as he discusses the nearly 2,000 year evolution of the legend of Santa Claus.

Since 1991, Ed Lamont has served as a docent at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach where he has led over 2,500 tours and will be leading […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Acclaimed Photographer Steve Horan on the People of Yellowstone.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Acclaimed Photographer Steve Horan on the People of Yellowstone.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome acclaimed photographer Steve Horan for a discussion and book signing on his new book of photography: People of Yellowstone.

Steve Horan has spent over five years photographing the people who work in and around Yellowstone National Park including wranglers, researchers, rangers and coach drivers. 

The culmination of this work: The People […]

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  • The Epic Influence of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.

The Epic Influence of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.

Attributed to the singular ancient Greek poet Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey are considered to be, not only, the most important works of ancient Greek literature but the oldest extant works of Western literature. The epic poems were likely composed near the end of the 8th century B.C.E. in the Greek coastal region of Anatolia […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: General William Jenkins Worth with Historian Ed Lamont.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: General William Jenkins Worth with Historian Ed Lamont.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker and historian Edwin Lamont as he discusses the intriguing history of General William Jenkins Worth.

Lake Worth, FL, Fort Worth, TX, and Worth Avenue in Palm Beach are named for General William Jenkins Worth. So are counties in Georgia, Missouri, and Iowa. Who was he? How […]

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  • The Poetic Voice of Leonard Cohen.

The Poetic Voice of Leonard Cohen.

Although he is now best known for his award-winning songwriting, Canadian musical artist Leonard Cohen had a successful career as a poet and novelist throughout the 1950s and 60s, before the release of his first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen, in 1967. Cohen published his first poems in 1954 as a student at McGill University […]

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  • Celebrating the Life and Work of  V. S. Naipaul

Celebrating the Life and Work of V. S. Naipaul

This week we are celebrating the life and work of prolific Nobel Prize-winning author, V. S. Naipaul who recently passed away at the age of 85 in London, England. The author of over thirty works of both fiction and non-fiction, Naipaul was born in Trinidad to a family with Indian roots. Many of Naipaul’s early […]

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  • In The News: Mandela Remembered.

In The News: Mandela Remembered.

Raptis Rare Books was featured on the front page of the Palm Beach Daily News Shiny Sheet today, July 19th 2018, in commemoration of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.

View the Silver Gelatin Print signed by Nelson Mandela featured in the article here as well as the many other items signed and inscribed by […]

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