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Raptis Rare Books

Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book store located in Palm Beach FL, specializing in fine first editions, signed and inscribed books, as well as landmark books in all fields.

Think print is dead? For avid collectors of rare books, such as founders Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, it’s anything but. Raptis Rare Books have earned a reputation for handling unique and important books that are in exceptional condition. Whether your aim is to create a beautiful personal library, start a small collection of first editions, this is the perfect place for you to begin your quest.

“It was a two-volume set, bound in green cloth with gilt titles,” Raptis recalls of his purchase of an 1885 first edition of the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. “I was 10 years old and it was special to me, touching something so old. I felt it had survived.”

A book-lover’s dream come true, Raptis specializes in working with private collectors with a specific wish list in mind, helping individuals find the ideal gift for a special occasion, and partnering with representatives of institutions to find the perfect books for the perfect shelf.

“The more people who connect with the past, the better things are for our culture. If we don’t pass on literature and a love for the stories that came before us, what do we become?”
– Matthew Raptis

Having helped build some of the finest private and public libraries in the country, Raptis Rare Books are here to assist you in your pursuit and to be your guide in bringing the library of your imagination to reality.