Atticus Books

Atticus Books is a fiery multimedia press based in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

We specialize in genre-busting literary fiction—i.e., titles that fall between the cracks of genre fiction and compelling narratives that feature memorable main characters. We publish books and regularly post original short stories, poems, literary essays and creative non-fiction on our website.

Our purpose on earth is to help lead independent publishing into a new era of book and content creation (not merely print production and extinction). Moreover, we intend to follow in the spirit and tradition of offbeat literary dynamos such as City Lights, New Directions, Grove, and Black Sparrow Press.

The Bee-Loud Glade By Steve Himmer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780984510580
Published: Atticus Books - April 4th, 2011

A phenomenal allegory of the dangers of a too-industrialized life. This book will make you realize what you've been missing and what's in store for us if we don't pay attention. Beautifully told, think Thoreau meets Murakami and you'll get the idea of the book. Brilliant work.

The Great Lenore By Jm Tohline Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780984510559
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Atticus Books - June 15th, 2011

Stunning, stunning prose. You read it and wonder where Tohline has been hiding all this time. There is great mystery to this book, a page turner in the true sense of the term, but with all the aims and punches of great art. Memorizing, this is an absolute wonder of a book.

Kino By Jurgen Fauth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780983208075
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atticus Books - April 17th, 2012

Set in 1920s and 1930s Germany, Fauth's novel looks at the costs artists pursue to achieve their vision. He questions our ideas of identity, family and history to took at a country in transition, the horrors to come and today's world. Deft socio-political commentary in this post 9-11 world. Brilliant, brilliant work.

Apostle Islands By Tommy Zurhellen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780983208099
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atticus Books - September 25th, 2012

Sequel to the superb Nazareth, North Dakatoa, Zurhellen once again proves what a force he is in modern fiction. He tackles some of our great myths with a sharp satirical eye, great prose and wonderful characters. To be read more than once.


Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.