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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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Haruki Murakami: Hopeful Romantic.

Haruki Murakami: Hopeful Romantic.

By Susan Christiansen | April 16, 2021

  International bestselling writer Haruki Murakami is best known for his magical realist novels that explore issues deeply rooted in the human experience. He has often been criticized by Japanese literary circles for being ‘un-Japanese’ because of the heavy influence of Western literature on his writing style. Opposing the Japanese ideal of the strong, independent…

Philip Roth: Exploring American Identity

Philip Roth: Exploring American Identity

By Susan Christiansen | April 8, 2021

One of the most awarded American authors of his generation, Philip Roth created some of the most provocative novels exploring American identity through a masterful blending of realism and fiction. Born in Newark, New Jersey on March 19, 1933 Roth attended Bucknell University and later earned a master’s degree in literature from the University of…

Celebrating President’s Day and America’s Founding Fathers

Celebrating President’s Day and America’s Founding Fathers

By Susan Christiansen | February 12, 2021

Celebrated on the third Monday in February in honor of the first president of the United States, George Washington, President’s Day was first established as a federal holiday in 1879 by an Act of Congress and continues to be a day of celebration, commemorating the presidency as an institution and America’s Founding Fathers. In observance…

Celebrating the Life and Work of Patricia Highsmith.

Celebrating the Life and Work of Patricia Highsmith.

By Susan Christiansen | January 19, 2021

Today, Tuesday, January 19, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of great American novelist Patricia Highsmith, best known for her classic psychological thrillers Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 19, 1921, Highsmith had a troubled relationship with her mother and was sent to…

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…

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