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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Matthew Raptis was live on WPBF 25 News speaking on Presidential inauguration memorabilia.
Here is the Transcript:
WHEN DONALD TRUMP TAKES THE OATH OF OFFICE IT WILL– THERE WILL BE A LOT OF MEMENTOS.OF COURSE THERE ARE A LOT OF HISTORICAL ITEMS FROM PAST PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONS. JOINING US NOW TO TAKE A LOOK AT SOUVENIRS FROM PAST […]
From CBS12 News:
PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
Raptis Rare Book Store is giving visitors a look inside the mind of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as he prepared to deliver a speech to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s staff retreat on Nov. 14, 1966.
Matthew Raptis, the owner of Raptis Rare Books, says “This […]
In the Palm Beach Daily News By Gregory Cox – Daily News Staff Writer
The corners may be slightly yellowed and tattered, but the blue handwritten ink on a rare, hand-corrected speech that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered Nov. 14, 1966, stand as bold as the message he delivered that day.
The four pages are now framed and […]
From the Sun Sentinel, By Johhny Diaz:
Before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his speech to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in South Carolina on Nov. 14, 1966, he scribbled some notes in the margins of a typewritten outline.
That annotated outline is on display at Raptis Rare Books in Palm Beach.
“It’s a piece of history,” said […]
The coastal Kennedy estate on North Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach, Florida served as the “Winter White House” throughout the John F. Kennedy administration from 1961-1963. Sworn in as president on January 20, 1961, 41-year-old John F. Kennedy became the youngest person to be elected president in American history; 31-year-old Jacqueline Kennedy became the third youngest First Lady. As […]