Who We Are
Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book store located at 226 Worth Avenue 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.
We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and also exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.
Raptis Rare Books is now open at our new gallery location in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida at:
226 Worth Ave
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm.