We have moved and under new ownership of Raptis Rare Books! See below for our new address.
While the world has changed and the era of bitcoin and NFTs are becoming more and more prevalent, the history and tradition of physical books is also becoming something to treasure as these items become all the more of a rarity.
Adrienne and Matthew Raptis (of Raptis Rare Books) are proud to be part of the continuing story of the Harcourt Bindery. Our love and passion for books grew into an antiquarian bookstore located at 329 Worth Avenue (previously 226 Worth Avenue) in Palm Beach, Florida 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.
Whether you are looking to restore a family heirloom or have a custom clamshell box made to protect a modern first edition book, the Harcourt Bindery will be here to serve you.
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Robert started working for A.M. Sulkin in 1974, which merged with Harcourt. He manages and works on various projects.
David graduated from the first class of North Bennet Street School and does the majority of our finishing work.
"Butch" has been with Harcourt for 44 years and is skilled in hand binding and gold stamping and tooling.
Jeidy has been with the bindery for 17 years and is skilled in sewing on an antique traditional frame.
Frank is a leather forwarder and makes custom clamshell boxes.
Tricia has worked at Harcourt for 20 years and does leather forwarding and repair work.
Ariana is a graduate of North Bennet Street School and works as a gold finisher on clamshell boxes and leather bindings.
If you're interested in one of our open positions, start by applying here and attaching your resume.
Current open positions: Harcourt Bindery is looking for a full time individual with hand skills, to train as a book sewer, and in book preparation in the art of hand bookbinding. You will also be trained for other aspects of hand bookbinding, such as assembling trays for protective boxes, hand casing books, and covering trays. $15-20 based on experience.