• George Orwell: Journalist and Satirist

George Orwell: Journalist and Satirist

George Orwell Journalist and Satirist

Born Eric Arthur Blair, George Orwell colored the twentieth century with essays, articles, and novels that explore issues of social justice and political awareness. His work turned the thoughts of the public to the lower-class citizen, the plight of the poor and oppressed, and the dangers of […]

By |August 26th, 2017|First Edition Identification, Literature, Science Fiction|Comments Off on George Orwell: Journalist and Satirist
  • 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
  • New York and The Age of Innocence

New York and The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence was recently named the greatest New York novel of all time by New York Magazine’s critic, Sam Anderson. Here is what he writes:

“New York is, famously, the everything bagel of megalopolises—one of the world’s most diverse cities, defined by its churning mix of religions, ethnicities, social classes, attitudes, lifestyles, […]

By |January 18th, 2011|First Edition Identification, Prizes and Awards|Comments Off on New York and The Age of Innocence
  • Building your library

Building your library

When it comes to building a personal library or collection, sometimes people’s choices on what to collect are shaped by the style of the homes they live in, the bookshelves they build, or the ones that were already built into the home. If you are a new collector, this might be the case. Those who […]

By |October 5th, 2010|Art and Architecture, Creating a Collection|Comments Off on Building your library