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Booksellers in the Press - Matthew Raptis in the Palm Beacher : Think print is dead?

"Matthew Raptis doesn't judge a book by its cover alone. He also judges it by its publication date, its condition and its relative rarity in the antiquarian book marketplace. Think print is dead? For avid collectors of rare books, it's anything but." (Palm Beacher, 2017)The Palm Beacher recently run a profile on Matthew Raptis Rare Books, member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and therefore affiliated to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, with the fitting headline "Rare Books Are More Than Just A Business; They're A Key To The Past". Another insight into the world of rare book dealing and collecting and proof the book is not dead.
Published on 23 Sept. 2018
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"Matthew Raptis doesn’t judge a book by its cover alone. He also judges it by its publication date, its condition and its relative rarity in the antiquarian book marketplace. Think print is dead? For avid collectors of rare books, it’s anything but." (Palm Beacher, 2017)

The Palm Beacher recently run a profile on Matthew Raptis Rare Books, member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and therefore affiliated to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, with the fitting headline "Rare Books Are More Than Just A Business; They’re A Key To The Past".

"...'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?' he asks, thinking out loud. Answering himself after a considered pause, Raptis says, 'I guess we become William Golding’s Lord of the Flies,' (which he happens to have a 1954 signed first edition copy of on hand)." (extract from original article)

Another insight into the world of rare book dealing and collecting and proof the book is not dead.

>> Link to the original article by Kristen Desmond LeFevre for the Palm Beacher, 2017

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields.
Contact details can be found here.
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