5 Rare Book Gift Ideas for A Unique and Meaningful Gift

Rare and first edition books make a wonderful and unique gift, particularly for the collector or book lover in your life. If you are not sure of where to start, you may want to consider your recipient’s favorite author or genre. Do they have a favorite hobby? Whether its golf, cooking, travel, music, or bird-watching, […]

By |November 25th, 2017|Gift Ideas, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on 5 Rare Book Gift Ideas for A Unique and Meaningful Gift
  • Robert and John F. Kennedy

Robert and John F. Kennedy

The famous Kennedy family first sailed to America from Ireland in 1849. Sometimes called the “Royal Family of America,” the Kennedy’s political influence began with P.J. Kennedy and was carried all the way through John F. Kennedy’s presidency, while his brothers Robert and Ted held positions as prominent senators. But while everyone knows the Kennedy’s in […]

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  • The World of James Bond

The World of James Bond

There is perhaps no fictional character more produced in writing and film than the suave, intelligent, and mysterious James Bond. After his time serving in the British Naval Intelligence Division during World War II, Ian Fleming took to Jamaica in 1952 and spent two months distracting himself from his upcoming betrothal to a pregnant fiancé by […]

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  • Rare Book Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Rare Book Gift Ideas for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us and this is your last chance to buy meaningful gifts for the loved ones in your life. There are many great gifts for readers, but for the rare book enthusiast in your life, making the right choice can be tricky. Here are some first edition novels, volumes, and autobiographies that […]

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  • Top 10 Best Rare Gifts for Graduates

Top 10 Best Rare Gifts for Graduates

Graduation season is upon us, and the best gifts you can give to a young graduate are wisdom, courage, and inspiration! Such treasures are of course rare, but can be best found in any of these top 10 rare books for graduates:

1. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Albee Edward

Albee Edward’s play, Who’s Afraid of […]

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  • 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