Who We Are

Raptis Rare Books

Who We Are

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book store located at 329 Worth Avenue (previously 226 Worth Avenue) in Palm Beach, Florida that specializes in fine first editions, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. We have distinguished ourselves by having a reputation for handling unique and important books that are in exceptional condition.

From the moment each work is published a unique story unfolds. It is not only the story told on the pages, but the story of readers’ lives changed forever by the words on those pages. Reader by reader, page by page, the impact of each book on all of society is a story in and of itself worth telling. Indeed, we become a part of the story by holding the first edition, which may have been held by the author, given to friends and associates, or held by other men and women of influence.

It is our pleasure to make you a part of these stories, by rendering tailored, individualized service to help you achieve your goals.

We specialize in working with private collectors with a specific wish list, helping individuals find the ideal gift for special occasions, and partnering with representatives of institutions. Whether you are interested in building a traditional library of fine bindings, have an interest in science fiction, architecture, sports, cooking, economics, history, or any other genre, we have experience in finding the perfect books for the perfect shelf. We know that each person is unique, and our aim is to match your library with your home and it's reflection of the owner's personality. We have helped build some of the finest private and public libraries in the country and are here to assist you in your pursuit and to be your guide in bringing the library of your imagination to reality.

Please contact a member of our staff to assist you by phone at (561) 508.3479, or email us at [email protected].

Our Location


Raptis Rare Books is now located at:

329 Worth Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480

We're Hiring

Job description

Position Overview

  • Raptis Rare Books is currently seeking a full-time Gallery Assistant to join our team and assist with daily business operations.
  • The ideal candidate will possess formal coursework, training, or professional experience in rare book and/or special collections librarianship.

Primary Responsibilities:

Report directly to the Gallery Manager to:

  • Assist with greeting and conversing with a high volume of gallery visitors
  • Manage and appropriately direct a high volume of daily phone calls
  • Manage and respond to a high volume of daily email inquiries
  • Assist with client services and sales requiring the swift preparation of accompanying documentation, sales receipts, and luxury packaging
  • Organization, archival preparation and shelving of new acquisitions requiring strict adherence to standard alphabetical library classification systems
  • Daily cleaning duties to maintain gallery organization and cleanliness
  • Assist with completion of bi-weekly e-newsletters advertising new acquisitions
  • Assistance with editing/proofreading and printing of exhibition documents and rotating gallery display cards/signage
  • Create weekly blog posts spotlighting new/relevant inventory and authors
  • Complete weekly sales call and individualized email pitch quotas
  • Assist with cataloging of incoming acquisitions as needed

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist with packing and shipping of a high volume of daily shipments
  • Unpack and organize incoming merchandise



  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, History, Library Science or a related subject
  • High attention to detail and excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple assignments and projects with competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to learn and rapidly implement training and detailed business protocols
  • Customer service and sales experience
  • Polished, professional appearance

Strongly Preferred:

  • Formal coursework, training, or professional experience in rare book and/or special collections librarianship
  • Training in archival book restoration and preservation
  • Experience with Mailchimp, Constant Contact or another e-newsletter platform

Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign

Availability required:

  • Flexible schedule required: rotating schedule 5 days per week, Monday - Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and performance

To Apply:

Applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and a one-page writing sample on a historical figure or author of their choice by responding to this listing. No phone calls please.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $20.00 per hour


  • Day shift

Weekly day range:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Palm Beach, FL 33480: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a one-page writing sample on a historical figure or author of their choice by responding to this listing.

Work Location: In person

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