• For Rare Book Lovers, This May Be Coolest New Shop on Worth Avenue

For Rare Book Lovers, This May Be Coolest New Shop on Worth Avenue

By Barbara Marshall – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Posted: 7:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 (View the article on mypalmbeachpost.com here)

Every day, Matt Raptis holds Western civilization in his hands.

He can page through Captain James Cook’s illustrated account of his 18th century journeys to the South Pacific, follow Charles Darwin’s evolutionary reasoning in an original […]

By |December 9th, 2016|For the love of books, History, Literature, News, Rare book highlights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on For Rare Book Lovers, This May Be Coolest New Shop on Worth Avenue
  • Raptis Rare Books – Advanced Book Exchange Featured Booksellers

Raptis Rare Books – Advanced Book Exchange Featured Booksellers

Deep in the southern Vermont countryside, you will find an ornate Italianate villa simply packed with sumptuous books worthy of any collector’s bookshelf. Welcome to Raptis Rare Books and the world of husband-and-wife bookselling team Matthew and Adrienne Raptis. 

Matthew and Adrienne specialize in fine first editions, signed and inscribed books, and books that are quite […]

By |March 25th, 2016|Creating a Collection, For the love of books, News, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on Raptis Rare Books – Advanced Book Exchange Featured Booksellers
  • 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 […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Authors, For the love of books, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The World of James Bond
  • James Bond First Editions

James Bond First Editions

There are many reasons why a Twentieth-Century novel may be well-written and well-received, and few books exemplify these features as Ian Fleming’s James Bond series does. Fleming’s fourteen-book long series is critically respected, successful, and highly collectible. They are some of the most popular spy thrillers ever written, and they look wonderful as a set. […]

By |January 29th, 2013|Creating a Collection, First Edition Identification|Comments Off on James Bond First Editions