• Celebrating the Life and Work of James Baldwin.

Celebrating the Life and Work of James Baldwin.

American novelist and social activist James Baldwin was born today, August 2nd, in Manhattan in 1924.
The literary master’s deeply personal and provocative stories examined both the African American and homosexual experience when neither identity was accepted by American culture. His works would come to galvanize the nation and give a passionate voice to the emerging […]

By |August 2nd, 2019|Authors, Civil Rights, For the love of books, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on Celebrating the Life and Work of James Baldwin.
  • Celebrating Black History Month and African American Literary Achievements.

Celebrating Black History Month and African American Literary Achievements.

Initially proposed by a group of African American educators at Kent State University in February of 1969, Black History Month was officially recognized by President Gerald Ford as a month of national observance in 1970 during the United States Bicentennial where he urged American citizens to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of […]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Americana, Authors, Civil Rights, History, Literature, Poetry|Comments Off on Celebrating Black History Month and African American Literary Achievements.
  • In the News – Local rare bookseller showcases inauguration memorabilia

In the News – Local rare bookseller showcases inauguration memorabilia

Matthew Raptis was live on WPBF 25 News speaking on Presidential inauguration memorabilia.

 

Here is the Transcript:

WHEN DONALD TRUMP TAKES THE OATH OF OFFICE IT WILL– THERE WILL BE A LOT OF MEMENTOS.OF COURSE THERE ARE A LOT OF HISTORICAL ITEMS FROM PAST PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONS. JOINING US NOW TO TAKE A LOOK AT SOUVENIRS FROM PAST […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Americana, History, News, Presidential, Videos|Comments Off on In the News – Local rare bookseller showcases inauguration memorabilia
  • Celebrating African Americans in History and Literature

Celebrating African Americans in History and Literature

African American history and culture should be recognized and celebrated every day of the year, not just in Black History Month. But during this time, we are excited to celebrate African American history and its figures through new lenses. It is interesting how much literature and authorship has had an enormous impact on the lives of many great African American figures. […]

By |February 25th, 2016|Authors, Civil Rights, For the love of books, History|Comments Off on Celebrating African Americans in History and Literature