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In the News – Rare Jack Kerouac Interview Manuscript

In the News – Rare Jack Kerouac Interview Manuscript

By Adrienne Raptis | August 25, 2020

Raptis Rare Books was recently mentioned in the Times Literary Supplement with regard to a rare Jack Kerouac manuscript that we currently have in stock: Where would we be without literary journals? There are the fancy ones, like Granta, n+1, the Dublin Review, all of which have their allure. But those we like most have…

In the News: Rare Harper Lee Collectibles Featured at Raptis Rare Books.

In the News: Rare Harper Lee Collectibles Featured at Raptis Rare Books.

By Susan Christiansen | July 8, 2020

The following article was posted on The Palm Beach Daily News website: Posted Jul 7, 2020 at 5:30 PM Raptis Rare Books in Palm Beach marks 60th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird with an array of Harper Lee collectibles.     Raptis Rare Books is marking the 60th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee’s To…

To Kill A Mockingbird: the Great American Novel.

To Kill A Mockingbird: the Great American Novel.

By Susan Christiansen | July 7, 2020

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the publication of one of the most important American novels of the 20th century, To Kill a Mockingbird, Raptis Rare Books is currently holding an exhibition of rare signed first editions, letters and original drawings by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird was first published by J.B. Lippincott Company…

In the News: Palm Beach Bookstore Exhibits Rare Churchill Memorabilia

In the News: Palm Beach Bookstore Exhibits Rare Churchill Memorabilia

By Susan Christiansen | May 14, 2020

Now on display at Raptis Rare Books: “A Leader For All Times: Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Churchill’s Charge” opening on May 13, 2020 and running through May 22, 2020 in our Worth Avenue gallery. The following article was published by the Palm Beach Daily News on May 14, 2020 at 2:10 p.m. By Carla…

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: A Tour of James Joyce’s Ulysses, the 20th Century’s Most Famous Novel with Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: A Tour of James Joyce’s Ulysses, the 20th Century’s Most Famous Novel with Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall

By Susan Christiansen | January 8, 2020

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to host Daniel Mulhall, Irish Ambassador the United States for a book discussion on James Joyce’s Ulysses, the 20th Century’s Most Famous Novel. Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, pursued his graduate and post-graduate studies at University College Cork where he specialized in modern Irish history and…

In the News – The Best ‘Secret’ Things to Do in Palm Beach, Florida, According to a Local

In the News – The Best ‘Secret’ Things to Do in Palm Beach, Florida, According to a Local

By Adrienne Raptis | September 18, 2019

We have recently been featured in Travel and Leisure Magazine in an article detailing some of the best “secret” things to do in Palm Beach. Palm Beach is a wonderful travel destination, and if you are considering visiting, this article highlights some wonderful things to do, so we thought we would share this with you.…

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Collecting Rudyard Kipling.

Collecting Rudyard Kipling.

By Susan Christiansen | January 13, 2021

By far one of the most popular writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, English novelist, journalist and poet Rudyard Kipling was a prolific, versatile and gifted writer and, in 1907, became both the first writer of the English language and the youngest author to date to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.…

Current Exhibition: Jurassic Park at 30 and the Dust Jacket Designs of Chip Kidd.

Current Exhibition: Jurassic Park at 30 and the Dust Jacket Designs of Chip Kidd.

By Susan Christiansen | November 25, 2020

Published by Alfred A. Knopf on November 20, 1990, Michael Crichton’s best-selling science fiction novel Jurassic Park definitively established its author as “the most commercially successful science fiction writer of all time” (Robinson, 208).     Designed by American artist and graphic designer Chip Kidd, the novel’s striking dust jacket design remains one of the…

The Genius of Aldous Huxley.

The Genius of Aldous Huxley.

By Susan Christiansen | November 4, 2020

English writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley wrote nearly fifty books throughout the course of his lifetime, including his most famous novel, Brave New World, which painted a nightmarish vision of a dystopian future, and The Perennial Philosophy, the apex of his exploration of philosophical mysticism. After graduating from Balliol College, Oxford with an undergraduate degree…

Collecting Agatha Christie.

Collecting Agatha Christie.

By Susan Christiansen | October 3, 2020

Listed by Guinness World Records as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, the “Queen of Crime” Agatha Christie published sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections throughout the course of her lifetime which sold more than two billion copies. A master of suspense, plotting, and characterization, in her prime, Christie was rarely out…

The Work and Philosophy of Peter Drucker.

The Work and Philosophy of Peter Drucker.

By Susan Christiansen | September 29, 2020

The most influential figure in the development of management theory and practice, Austrian-born American consultant and author Peter Drucker’s thirty-nine books have been translated into more than thirty-six languages. Drucker’s writings have predicted many of the major developments of the late twentieth century and he was a leader in the development of management education. Rather…

Collecting Graham Greene.

Collecting Graham Greene.

By Susan Christiansen | September 17, 2020

  Regarded by many as one of the leading English novelists of the 20th century, Graham Greene published over 25 novels throughout the course of his writing career which spanned nearly 67 years. Although he objected to being described as a Catholic writer, Catholic religious themes are at the root of much of Greene’s writing,…

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