Bloof Books

Bloof Books is poetry press based in Central New Jersey, publishing perfect-bound paperbacks as well as limited-edition handmade books and chapbooks. Our perfect-bound books are available on our site, at select bookstores, and via online retailers such as,, Barnes and Noble,, and others. Bookstores may order from Ingram in the US, Bertrams or Gardners in the UK, or directly from the press.

Warsaw Bikini By Sandra Simonds Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615256238
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Published: Bloof Books - October 30th, 2008

You have to give Simonds credit for being this daring. It takes guts to experiment as she does, even more guts to keep it readable, filled with music and insight. Powerful and filled with talent, here is a young poet to watch.

Brink By Shanna Compton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780982658727
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Published: Bloof Books - November 7th, 2012

Drunk by Noon By Jennifer L. Knox Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615163550
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Published: Bloof Books - October 4th, 2007

When poetry is this sharp, this accessible without becoming banal, this thought provoking, you must stand up and cheer the poet. Imagine Richard Pryor meeting Bukowski and you get the idea here. Brilliant.

A Gringo Like Me By Jennifer L. Knox Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615161440
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Published: Bloof Books - September 15th, 2007

Knox's trademark black humor, wild freewheeling nature and sharp insight shine through in this collection. As wild as a gunfight, as personal as memoir, Knox continues to stun.

The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway By Jennifer L. Knox Cover Image
ISBN: 9780982658710
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Published: Bloof Books - December 10th, 2010

Knox will push the autobiographical territory in her poems, but she also inhabits characters as a method actor does. She uses black humor, criticism, ribald textures to take the reader on a sharp, hard ride. There is great energy and intensity to these poems in ways too many poets lack.

My Zorba By Danielle Pafunda Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615195933
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Published: Bloof Books - March 21st, 2008

Incredible wordplay, a deft look at womanhood. Pafunda's poems have the breadth and motion of short stories, which accounts for her numerous inclusions in Best American Poetry. Fascinating and beautiful.

For Girls & Other Poems By Shanna Compton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615166971
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Published: Bloof Books - December 28th, 2007

It's not often we see satire done so well in poems. Here Compton takes a look at the various works of advice for young women available in the 19th century. As with our best poetry and our finest satire, what she exposes says as much about ourselves today as it does the inanity of another age.


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.