• 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 […]

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  • The Enduring Words and Actions of Victor Hugo

The Enduring Words and Actions of Victor Hugo

In our inventory, we also have a first American edition of Les Miserables, which was the first edition published in English.  This edition was translated by Charles E. Wilbur, who was hired by the Carleton Publishing Company and was published just months after the French edition.

“Ever since its publication in 1862, Les Miserables has remained one […]

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  • Joseph Conrad: Legends of the Sea

Joseph Conrad: Legends of the Sea

The works of Joseph Conrad are primarily inspired by real people, true events, and personal experiences. He incorporates characters that struggle against their own nature and forces outside of themselves. Themes of individualism, violence, imperialism, racism, and the human condition are explored in his works.  

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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, […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • The Works and Philosophy of Ayn Rand

The Works and Philosophy of Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand wrote in her most famous work, Atlas Shrugged, “My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.”

This quote aptly defines Rand’s philosophy which she named […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • The Adventurous Spirit of Amelia Earhart

The Adventurous Spirit of Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was a bright student, a hard worker, and an adventurous spirit who sought to show the world that women could succeed in male dominated careers. In childhood, she enjoyed climbing trees, chasing rats and going on adventures in the neighborhood with her sister. Earhart’s father struggled to support the family so her mother […]

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  • 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 […]

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