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Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I

Women authors have historically played a significant role in the literary sub-genre of young adult speculative and science fiction. Truly emerging as a genre in the mid 1960’s with the publication of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, the genre has evolved to include such contemporary authors as Suzanne Collins and J.K. Rowling, whose novels […]

By |February 18th, 2017|Authors, Children's Literature, For the love of books, Literature, Science Fiction|Comments Off on Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I
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Raptis Rare Books Grand Opening Celebration

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, […]

By |January 29th, 2017|Events, News|Comments Off on Raptis Rare Books Grand Opening Celebration

The Life and Works of Albert Einstein

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 […]

By |January 25th, 2017|Creating a Collection, For the love of books, History, Prizes and Awards, Rare book highlights, Science and Philosophy|Comments Off on The Life and Works of Albert Einstein
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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 […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Civil Rights, History, News, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on In the News – Martin Luther King Jr., in his own words
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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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Palm Beach Daily News – Pieces of history: Raptis Rare Books opens on Worth Avenue

The following article was published in the Palm Beach Daily News (aka The Shiny Sheet):

By Aleese Kopf – Daily News Staff Writer

Palm Beach now has three book stores, one in each of the island’s shopping districts.

But, unlike The Palm Beach Book Store on Royal Poinciana Way and Classic Bookshop on South County Road, Worth Avenue’s […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Palm Beach Daily News – Pieces of history: Raptis Rare Books opens on Worth Avenue
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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