• Celebrating Independence Day and America’s Founding Fathers.

Celebrating Independence Day and America’s Founding Fathers.

In celebration of Independence Day we are pleased to share some of the rare books and historic documents related to America’s great Founding Fathers, particularly those instrumental in drafting the United States Declaration of Independence. Adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, The United States Declaration of Independence announced the sovereignty of the […]

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  • The Scout Guide: How to Create an Impressive Personal Library.

The Scout Guide: How to Create an Impressive Personal Library.

Adrienne Raptis of Raptis Rare Books was recently featured in an interview with The Scout Guide Palm Beach on How To Create an Impressive Personal Library. View the original article, published April 20, 2018 here.

HOW TO CREATE AN IMPRESSIVE PERSONAL LIBRARY
BY THE SCOUT GUIDE April 20, 2018

In addition to serving as beautiful décor and a source of […]

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  • How to Create the Ultimate Home Library

How to Create the Ultimate Home Library

We have recently been featured in the Palm Beach Scout Guide and on their blog. This is what they have to say on their post:
HOW TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE HOME LIBRARY

It’s every book lovers dream to have a library in their own home. If you picture walking into your favorite room and having it filled […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • In the News – For Matthew Raptis, Rare Books Are More Than Just A Business; They’re A Key To The Past

In the News – For Matthew Raptis, Rare Books Are More Than Just A Business; They’re A Key To The Past

We have recently been featured in the Palm Beacher Magazine:

Matthew Raptis doesn’t judge a book by its cover alone. He also judges it by its publication date, its condition and its relative rarity in the antiquarian book marketplace. Think print is dead? For avid collectors of rare books, it’s anything but.

Mark Twain once wrote, “In […]

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  • The Life and Works of Albert Einstein

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
  • The John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy Winter White House

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 […]

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  • What’s Brewing: New antique book store opens on Palm Beach

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 […]

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  • The Florida Architecture of Addison Mizner

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
  • The Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Described by T.S. Eliot as “the saddest of all English poets”, Alfred Lord Tennyson is considered, to this day, to be one of Britain’s greatest poets. Heavily influenced by the strictly metered and often melancholic style of the English Romantic poets, Tennyson’s verse illustrated a mastery of rhythm and descriptive imagery drawing on both the […]

By |October 3rd, 2016|Authors, Creating a Collection, For the love of books, Literature, Poetry, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson