• Please join us for a Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Please join us for a Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg, author of A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley, Jr. on Thursday, October 5th at 6pm. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP to Susan@RaptisRareBooks.com

Raptis Rare Books
226 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

Dr. Alvin S. […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Book Events and Festivals, News|Comments Off on Please join us for a Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg
  • In the News: Raptis Rare Books Awarded “Best in Palm Beach County” by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine

In the News: Raptis Rare Books Awarded “Best in Palm Beach County” by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine

We have recently been awarded as one of the best places for “literary scene” in Palm Beach county by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine. This is what they have to say:

“Lovers of the written word are particularly smitten with Raptis Rare Books. A recent addition to Worth Avenue, Raptis specializes in first editions and inscribed copies of […]

By |September 3rd, 2017|For the love of books, News, Prizes and Awards|Comments Off on In the News: Raptis Rare Books Awarded “Best in Palm Beach County” by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine
  • George Orwell: Journalist and Satirist

George Orwell: Journalist and Satirist

George Orwell Journalist and Satirist

Born Eric Arthur Blair, George Orwell colored the twentieth century with essays, articles, and novels that explore issues of social justice and political awareness. His work turned the thoughts of the public to the lower-class citizen, the plight of the poor and oppressed, and the dangers of […]

By |August 26th, 2017|First Edition Identification, Literature, Science Fiction|Comments Off on George Orwell: Journalist and Satirist
  • The Works of Winston S. Churchill

The Works of Winston S. Churchill

Considered to be one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, British statesman Winston S. Churchill served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom throughout the Second World War and was one of the most prolific writers to chronicle it.  A non-academic historian, writer and artist, Churchill won the Nobel Prize in […]

By |August 15th, 2017|For the love of books, History, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Works of Winston S. Churchill
  • In The News – Speaking volumes: You’re bound to be drawn to this Worth Avenue antiquarian bookstore

In The News – Speaking volumes: You’re bound to be drawn to this Worth Avenue antiquarian bookstore

The following article was recently featured on the front page of The Coastal Star. View the original post on The Coastal Star’s website here.

By Ron Hayes

“I was a unique child,” Matthew Raptis remembers. “My parents did not allow me to have video games, so I read books and played outside.”
Reading gave Raptis a love of books. […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Creating a Collection, For the love of books, Literature, News, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on In The News – Speaking volumes: You’re bound to be drawn to this Worth Avenue antiquarian bookstore
  • The Literary Lives of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The Literary Lives of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh

American aviators Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh are most recognized for the unprecedented and record-making intercontinental flights they braved in the early 20th century. The life of  adventure and tragedy they shared inspired both Charles and Anne to publish a number of books including detailed autobiographical accounts of their travels and, in their later years, novels […]

By |August 7th, 2017|Authors, Exploration and Adventure, History, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Literary Lives of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • The Story of Dr. Seuss

The Story of Dr. Seuss

American children’s author and illustrator Theodore Robert Geisel produced some of the most popular children’s books of all time under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Although most recognized for his vivid and original drawing style, Geisel’s works also carried a complexity that went beyond the function of entertaining children; many of his works had an […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Authors, Children's Literature, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Story of Dr. Seuss
  • The Works of Zora Neale Hurston

The Works of Zora Neale Hurston

Best known for her raw and vivid portrayal of the racial struggles that defined the American south of the early 20th century, African-American novelist Zora Neale Hurston’s work now holds a unique place in the canon of American literature, despite the fact that much of her work went unrecognized during her lifetime.

Born one of eight […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Authors, For the love of books, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Works of Zora Neale Hurston
  • In The News – The Raptis Rare Books Collection is a Palm Beach Bibliophile’s Dream

In The News – The Raptis Rare Books Collection is a Palm Beach Bibliophile’s Dream

Raptis Rare Books was recently featured in Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine. View the full article here.
The Raptis Rare Books Collection is a Palm Beach Bibliophile’s Dream

by Mary Murray

 The ultimate library for Palm Beach bibliophiles has set up shop on Worth Avenue. Matthew Raptis started his company, Raptis Rare Books, 16 years ago with the goal of turning […]

By |May 26th, 2017|News, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on In The News – The Raptis Rare Books Collection is a Palm Beach Bibliophile’s Dream
  • Rare Books Sales Position now Available

Rare Books Sales Position now Available

Raptis Rare Books is seeking an experienced and results-driven Lead Salesperson, with the position located at its gallery on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida.

Job requirements:

in-depth knowledge of rare and antiquarian books
proven history of sales successes
ability to nurture relationships with existing clients
ability to conduct ongoing prospecting for new clients in the U.S […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Rare Books Sales Position now Available