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 […]
Raptis Rare Books was featured on the front page of the Palm Beach Daily News Shiny Sheet today, July 19th 2018, in commemoration of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
View the Silver Gelatin Print signed by Nelson Mandela featured in the article here as well as the many other items signed and inscribed by […]
Wednesday, July 18th marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest moral leaders of the 20th century and the proclaimed “Father of the Nation” of South Africa. The country’s first non-white head of state, Mandela led the political revolution to dismantle the institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination of apartheid South Africa. He came to be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]