• In The News – Speaking volumes: You’re bound to be drawn to this Worth Avenue antiquarian bookstore

In The News – Speaking volumes: You’re bound to be drawn to this Worth Avenue antiquarian bookstore

The following article was recently featured on the front page of The Coastal Star. View the original post on The Coastal Star’s website here.

By Ron Hayes

“I was a unique child,” Matthew Raptis remembers. “My parents did not allow me to have video games, so I read books and played outside.”
Reading gave Raptis a love of books. […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Creating a Collection, For the love of books, Literature, News, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on In The News – Speaking volumes: You’re bound to be drawn to this Worth Avenue antiquarian bookstore
  • 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
  • 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