Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Historian Ed Lamont Presents: From Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus.

 

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker and historian Edwin Lamont as he discusses the nearly 2,000 year evolution of the legend of Santa Claus.

Since 1991, Ed Lamont has served as a docent at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach where he has led over 2,500 tours and will be leading […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Acclaimed Photographer Steve Horan on the People of Yellowstone.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Acclaimed Photographer Steve Horan on the People of Yellowstone.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome acclaimed photographer Steve Horan for a discussion and book signing on his new book of photography: People of Yellowstone.

Steve Horan has spent over five years photographing the people who work in and around Yellowstone National Park including wranglers, researchers, rangers and coach drivers. 

The culmination of this work: The People […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: General William Jenkins Worth with Historian Ed Lamont.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: General William Jenkins Worth with Historian Ed Lamont.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker and historian Edwin Lamont as he discusses the intriguing history of General William Jenkins Worth.

Lake Worth, FL, Fort Worth, TX, and Worth Avenue in Palm Beach are named for General William Jenkins Worth. So are counties in Georgia, Missouri, and Iowa. Who was he? How […]

By |October 30th, 2018|Americana, Events, History|Comments Off on Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: General William Jenkins Worth with Historian Ed Lamont.
  • Join Us For an Evening with Ed Lamont discussing Addison Mizner: Exotic Society Architect

Join Us For an Evening with Ed Lamont discussing Addison Mizner: Exotic Society Architect

 

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome acclaimed speaker and historian Edwin Lamont as he discusses the intriguing history of Addison Mizner: Exotic Society Architect.

 Addison Mizner brought forth the distinctive Mizner style of architecture, interior, and landscape design in Palm Beach. From the mind of Mizner sprung private clubs, oceanfront and lakeside mansions,

and the Worth Avenue […]

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  • Remembering the Life and Legacy of Stephen Hawking

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Stephen Hawking

With the recent passing of the one or the most important figures in the scientific world, we remember Stephen Hawking as a man who not only challenged the minds of our society but made a monumental influence on the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

Few people emerge from the fields of cosmology and theoretical […]

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  • Join Us For an Evening with Lee Pollock Discussing Winston Churchill’s Journalism and Reporting

Join Us For an Evening with Lee Pollock Discussing Winston Churchill’s Journalism and Reporting

 

Raptis Rare Books welcomes back acclaimed speaker and historian Lee Pollock of The International Churchill Society as he explores the fascinating story of “Winston Churchill, Reporting”.

Winston Churchill ranks as one of the greatest statesman of modern times, renowned for his
defense of Britain and the free world in their “darkest hour”. Politics was Churchill’s vocation
but he […]

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  • Join Us For a Discussion on American Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Join Us For a Discussion on American Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Raptis Rare Books welcomes back Dr. Alvin S. Felzenberg, a recognized expert on American politics, the American presidency, Congress, and political movements. Dr. Felzenberg served in two presidential administrations, was senior adviser to the Departments of State and Defense, and was principal spokesman for the 9-11 Commission. His writings have appeared in the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard, […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Americana, Authors, Book Events and Festivals, Events, History|Comments Off on Join Us For a Discussion on American Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg
  • In the News: Worth Avenue bookstore shares lesson on Dr. King with local students.

In the News: Worth Avenue bookstore shares lesson on Dr. King with local students.

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 […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Grand Opening Celebration

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