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In the News – Local rare bookseller showcases inauguration memorabilia

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 […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Americana, History, News, Presidential, Videos|Comments Off on In the News – Local rare bookseller showcases inauguration memorabilia
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In the News: Rare manuscript by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on display in Palm Beach

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 […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Civil Rights, History, News|Comments Off on In the News: Rare manuscript by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on display in Palm Beach
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In the News – Martin Luther King Jr. speech notes on display

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 […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Civil Rights, History, News|Comments Off on In the News – Martin Luther King Jr. speech notes on display
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In the News – Martin Luther King Jr., in his own words

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 […]

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The John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy Winter White House

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 […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Creating a Collection, History, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy Winter White House
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What’s Brewing: New antique book store opens on Palm Beach

Raptis Rare Books has recently been featured on WPBF news on What’s Brewing with Stephanie Berzinski.

To see the full news video follow this link or view the video here:

Here is the transcript:

Worth Avenue on Palm Beach Island is known for its extravagant jewelry stores, but there’s a new shop along the luxury shopping lane, with shelves displaying […]

By |December 26th, 2016|Creating a Collection, News, Videos|Comments Off on What’s Brewing: New antique book store opens on Palm Beach
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The Florida Architecture of Addison Mizner

An architect who excelled at transforming an architectural fantasy into a practical, livable home, Addison Mizner was one of the most original and influential designers America has produced. The houses, clubs, and shops he built for the clients of Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Florida, evince a brilliant grasp of how to blend a building […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Art and Architecture, Creating a Collection, Design, For the love of books, Photography, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Florida Architecture of Addison Mizner
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ABAA News – Raptis Rare Books Moves to Palm Beach, Florida

We have recently been featured in the ABAA news blog, The New Antiquarian by Rich Rennicks.

At a time when some brick and mortar antiquarian bookstores are closing their doors in favor of an internet-only presence, Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, of Raptis Rare Books, have gone against the grain and recently opened a rare bookstore on […]

By |December 12th, 2016|News|Comments Off on ABAA News – Raptis Rare Books Moves to Palm Beach, Florida
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For Rare Book Lovers, This May Be Coolest New Shop on Worth Avenue

By Barbara Marshall – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Posted: 7:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 (View the article on mypalmbeachpost.com here)

Every day, Matt Raptis holds Western civilization in his hands.

He can page through Captain James Cook’s illustrated account of his 18th century journeys to the South Pacific, follow Charles Darwin’s evolutionary reasoning in an original […]

By |December 9th, 2016|For the love of books, History, Literature, News, Rare book highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on For Rare Book Lovers, This May Be Coolest New Shop on Worth Avenue
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The Lives of the Sisters Brontë

Raised in the mid 19th-century in the parsonage of Haworth in a small village in the countryside of Northern England, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë created what have come to be considered some of the greatest works of literature, despite the isolation and often devastating conditions that defined their short lives.

The sisters experienced grief at […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Authors, For the love of books, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Lives of the Sisters Brontë