• Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: The Drawings and Painting of Coral Gables and Rome: Thomas A. Spain.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: The Drawings and Painting of Coral Gables and Rome: Thomas A. Spain.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to partner with the Florida Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for the first event in our 2019-2020 Lecture Series with a book-signing featuring the new work: The Drawings and Paintings of Coral Gables and Rome: Thomas A. Spain.

Edited by Steven Fett and Edgar Sarli, The Drawings and […]

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  • The 150th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Birth.

The 150th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Birth.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Father of the Nation of India, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. A national holiday in India, the day is celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Nonviolence. Born on October 2, 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, and called to […]

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  • Mario Puzo’s The Godfather.

Mario Puzo’s The Godfather.

Sunday, March 10th marks the 50th anniversary of Puzo’s definitive masterwork.

A searing narrative of the Mafia underworld, Mario Puzo’s epic novel The Godfather made its debut on March 10th, 1969. Appearing at a time when America’s interest in organized crime was growing, the book was applauded for its authenticity and swiftly became publisher G.P. Putnam’s […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome experienced journalist and acclaimed author Andrea di Robilant as he discusses his new book: Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse.

In this illuminating work, Andrea recounts the remarkable story of Ernest Hemingway’s love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Presents: Kabbalah on Worth with Rabbi Zalman Levitin.

Raptis Rare Books Presents: Kabbalah on Worth with Rabbi Zalman Levitin.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to present Kabbalah on Worth: a four-part lecture series exploring the history and teachings of the sacred text.

Presented in collaboration with the Gary & Terri Schottenstein Palm Beach Torah Institute Presented by the Chabad House and 55 Croisette.

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: A Look at Transformational Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: A Look at Transformational Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg.

 

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome back acclaimed speaker Dr. Alvin Felzenberg as he presents: A Look at Transformational Presidents.

Dr. Alvin Felzenberg is 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 […]

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  • Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Lecture and Book Signing with Margaret Wilesmith

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: Lecture and Book Signing with Margaret Wilesmith

We are pleased to welcome award-winning copywriter and creative director Margaret Wilesmith for a discussion on her new book Too Good To Eat: Beautiful Food Packaging From Around the World.

Margaret Wilesmith has been published in the PR News Guide to Best Practices in Nonprofit Communication and is a Founding Director of the Palm Beach Book Festival.

Whether you are a […]

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

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 […]

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