• The Story of Dr. Seuss

The Story of Dr. Seuss

American children’s author and illustrator Theodore Seuss Geisel produced some of the most popular children’s books of all time under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Although most recognized for his vivid and original drawing style, Geisel’s works also carried a complexity that went beyond the function of entertaining children; many of his works had an […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Authors, Children's Literature, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Story of Dr. Seuss
  • Ten Rare Children’s Books

Ten Rare Children’s Books

Whether it is a beloved illustrated classic that takes us back to our own formative years, or a modern young adult title that reminds us of a child in our current life, children’s books hold a unique and special place in our hearts. Our collection of fine and rare Children’s Literature features beautifully illustrated stories like Ludwig Bemelmen’s […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Children's Literature, Creating a Collection|Comments Off on Ten Rare Children’s Books
  • Collecting Children’s Books

Collecting Children’s Books

April 2nd is the birthday of author Hans Christian Anderson and each year, people around the world celebrate International Children’s Book Day in his honor. We would like to take a moment to talk about collecting children’s books in light of this special day.

Children’s books are highly collectible. They’re immensely nostalgic for collectors, pleasantly reminding […]

By |April 2nd, 2013|Children's Literature, Creating a Collection|Comments Off on Collecting Children’s Books
  • Rare Books – a Meaningful and Unique Christmas Gift Idea

Rare Books – a Meaningful and Unique Christmas Gift Idea

We love Christmas here at Raptis Rare Books. I have to admit, our Pandora Christmas station is already playing and it probably will not stop until after the New Year. There is just something so magical about the holidays.

As the shopping season approaches though, its easy to get overwhelmed by the crowds at the […]

By |November 22nd, 2012|Creating a Collection, For the love of books|2 Comments
  • The World of Tasha Tudor

The World of Tasha Tudor

We’ve recently had a over a foot of snow here in Vermont, which makes it seem like the holidays are drawing ever closer. I love this time of year, as the anticipation arrives of having good times with friends and family, hot drinks by the fire, and lights to cheer even the darkest of days. […]

By |November 3rd, 2011|Authors, Children's Literature|Comments Off on The World of Tasha Tudor