• Celebrating Black History Month and African American Literature.

Celebrating Black History Month and African American Literature.

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 black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history”.

Many of the most celebrated and influential […]

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  • In the News: Matthew Raptis and Antiquarian Books.

In the News: Matthew Raptis and Antiquarian Books.

The following article was recently published in the Local Business Feature of the December 2018 issue of Boca Magazine. To read the full article follow the link and navigate to page 82 in the flipbook.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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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