• Celebrating the Life and Literary Contributions of Tom Wolfe

Celebrating the Life and Literary Contributions of Tom Wolfe

This week we are celebrating the life and work of American journalist and author Thomas Kennedy Wolfe Jr. who recently passed away on May 14th, 2018 at the age of 88. Tom Wolfe was widely associated with the intensely immersive New Journalism style of news writing that emerged in mid 1960s America; he coined the […]

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  • The Scout Guide: How to Create an Impressive Personal Library.

The Scout Guide: How to Create an Impressive Personal Library.

Adrienne Raptis of Raptis Rare Books was recently featured in an interview with The Scout Guide Palm Beach on How To Create an Impressive Personal Library. View the original article, published April 20, 2018 here.

HOW TO CREATE AN IMPRESSIVE PERSONAL LIBRARY
BY THE SCOUT GUIDE April 20, 2018

In addition to serving as beautiful décor and a source of […]

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  • Join us for a Lecture and Book Signing with Award-Winning Journalist Peter Golden

Join us for a Lecture and Book Signing with Award-Winning Journalist Peter Golden

Raptis Rare Books in collaboration with the Palm Beach Book Festival presents an exclusive lecture and book signing event with award-winning journalist, historian and novelist Peter Golden. The author of nine books, Peter Golden has interviewed Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush (41); Secretaries of State Kissinger, Shultz, and Eagleburger; Israeli Prime Ministers Rabin, Peres, and […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|Book Events and Festivals|Comments Off on Join us for a Lecture and Book Signing with Award-Winning Journalist Peter Golden
  • Join Us For an Evening with Ed Lamont discussing Addison Mizner: Exotic Society Architect

Join Us For an Evening with Ed Lamont discussing Addison Mizner: Exotic Society Architect

 

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to welcome acclaimed speaker and historian Edwin Lamont as he discusses the intriguing history of Addison Mizner: Exotic Society Architect.

 Addison Mizner brought forth the distinctive Mizner style of architecture, interior, and landscape design in Palm Beach. From the mind of Mizner sprung private clubs, oceanfront and lakeside mansions,

and the Worth Avenue […]

By |March 17th, 2018|Authors, Book Events and Festivals, Events, History|Comments Off on Join Us For an Evening with Ed Lamont discussing Addison Mizner: Exotic Society Architect
  • Join Us For an Evening with Lee Pollock Discussing Winston Churchill’s Journalism and Reporting

Join Us For an Evening with Lee Pollock Discussing Winston Churchill’s Journalism and Reporting

 

Raptis Rare Books welcomes back acclaimed speaker and historian Lee Pollock of The International Churchill Society as he explores the fascinating story of “Winston Churchill, Reporting”.

Winston Churchill ranks as one of the greatest statesman of modern times, renowned for his
defense of Britain and the free world in their “darkest hour”. Politics was Churchill’s vocation
but he […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Authors, Book Events and Festivals, Events, History|Comments Off on Join Us For an Evening with Lee Pollock Discussing Winston Churchill’s Journalism and Reporting
  • In the News: Worth Avenue bookstore shares lesson on Dr. King with local students.

In the News: Worth Avenue bookstore shares lesson on Dr. King with local students.

The following article was originally published in the Palm Beach Daily News Shiny Sheet on Monday, January 15th.

Worth Avenue bookstore shares lesson on Dr. King with local students. By Ian Cohen – Special to the Daily News

Cindy Metzler pulled the folded sheet of paper from her purse. It was a copy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s […]

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  • The Works of Winston S. Churchill

The Works of Winston S. Churchill

Considered to be one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, British statesman Winston S. Churchill served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom throughout the Second World War and was one of the most prolific writers to chronicle it.  A non-academic historian, writer and artist, Churchill won the Nobel Prize in […]

By |August 15th, 2017|For the love of books, History, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Works of Winston S. Churchill
  • 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. […]

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  • In The News – The Raptis Rare Books Collection is a Palm Beach Bibliophile’s Dream

In The News – The Raptis Rare Books Collection is a Palm Beach Bibliophile’s Dream

Raptis Rare Books was recently featured in Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine. View the full article here.
The Raptis Rare Books Collection is a Palm Beach Bibliophile’s Dream

by Mary Murray

 The ultimate library for Palm Beach bibliophiles has set up shop on Worth Avenue. Matthew Raptis started his company, Raptis Rare Books, 16 years ago with the goal of turning […]

By |May 26th, 2017|News, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on In The News – The Raptis Rare Books Collection is a Palm Beach Bibliophile’s Dream
  • Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I

Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I

Women authors have historically played a significant role in the literary sub-genre of young adult speculative and science fiction. Truly emerging as a genre in the mid 1960’s with the publication of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, the genre has evolved to include such contemporary authors as Suzanne Collins and J.K. Rowling, whose novels […]

By |February 18th, 2017|Authors, Children's Literature, For the love of books, Literature, Science Fiction|Comments Off on Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I