• Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: The Drawings and Painting of Coral Gables and Rome: Thomas A. Spain.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: The Drawings and Painting of Coral Gables and Rome: Thomas A. Spain.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to partner with the Florida Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for the first event in our 2019-2020 Lecture Series with a book-signing featuring the new work: The Drawings and Paintings of Coral Gables and Rome: Thomas A. Spain.

Edited by Steven Fett and Edgar Sarli, The Drawings and […]

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  • The 150th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Birth.

The 150th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Birth.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Father of the Nation of India, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. A national holiday in India, the day is celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Nonviolence. Born on October 2, 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, and called to […]

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  • Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

One of the most influential economic treatises of the twentieth century and Austrian-American economist Ludwig von Mises’ single most important work, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, first appeared 70 years ago, in September of 1949.

Human Action was first published by the Yale University Press in 1949 and later that same year in London […]

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  • The World and Art of Walt Disney.

The World and Art of Walt Disney.

American entrepreneur, animator, and film producer Walt Disney is arguably the most important figure in the history of animation. A national cultural icon, his innovative spirit and vision revolutionized the genre of animated cartoons, making them a major part of mainstream popular entertainment. Born in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood, Disney began his animation career in 1919 […]

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  • In the News – The Best ‘Secret’ Things to Do in Palm Beach, Florida, According to a Local

In the News – The Best ‘Secret’ Things to Do in Palm Beach, Florida, According to a Local

We have recently been featured in Travel and Leisure Magazine in an article detailing some of the best “secret” things to do in Palm Beach. Palm Beach is a wonderful travel destination, and if you are considering visiting, this article highlights some wonderful things to do, so we thought we would share this with you.

The […]

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  • In the News – New crime Fighting Tool at Raptis Rare Books of Palm Beach

In the News – New crime Fighting Tool at Raptis Rare Books of Palm Beach

Matthew Raptis was recently interviewed by Ted White of ABC WPBF 25 News speaking on a new form of security implemented at Raptis Rare Books by CSI Protect.”Ted White: A Palm Beach business is the first in the state to get a unique crime fighting tool. A tool aimed at exposing criminals. This is not […]

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  • Celebrating the Enduring Influence and 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.

Celebrating the Enduring Influence and 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.

Billed as “an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, the Woodstock music festival was held August 15-18 1969 and attracted an audience of over 400,000 to Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York. One of the biggest rock festivals of all time and a cultural touchstone for the late 1960s, the […]

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  • Remembering Toni Morrison.

Remembering Toni Morrison.

Prolific American author Toni Morrison published 11 novels, 9 works of non-fiction, 5 children’s novels and received over 30 awards throughout the course of her career including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988, the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded by Barack Obama, in 2012.

Born on February 18, […]

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  • Celebrating the Life and Work of James Baldwin.

Celebrating the Life and Work of James Baldwin.

American novelist and social activist James Baldwin was born today, August 2nd, in Manhattan in 1924.
The literary master’s deeply personal and provocative stories examined both the African American and homosexual experience when neither identity was accepted by American culture. His works would come to galvanize the nation and give a passionate voice to the emerging […]

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  • Celebrating the Centenary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Birth.

Celebrating the Centenary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Birth.

Saturday July 20th marks the centenary of the birth of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand on July 20th 1919, Edmund Percival Hillary made his first climb at the age of twenty, reaching the summit of Mount Olliver in the Canterbury Region of New […]

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