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Embroidered Country Gardens: Create beautiful hand-stitched floral designs inspired by nature By Lorna Bateman Cover Image
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The Splendid Sampler 2: Another 100 Blocks from a Community of Quilters By Pat Sloan, Jane Davidson Cover Image
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Simply Stitched with Embroidery: Embroidery Motifs for Purses and More By Yumiko Higuchi Cover Image
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The Big Book of Pretty & Playful Appliqué: 150+ Designs, 4 Quilt Projects Cats & Dogs at Play, Gardens in Bloom, Feathered Friends & More By Carol Armstrong Cover Image
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Sunny Days: A Summertime Quilt Full of Folk-Art Fun By Jan Patek Cover Image
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Seasons of Life Quilt: Techniques & Patterns for 13 Baltimore Album Quilt Blocks By Sandra L. Mollon Cover Image
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Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops: A Bend-the-Rules Primer By Rebecca Ringquist Cover Image
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Country Style Quilting: 14 Stunning Patchwork Quilts and Gifts By Lynette Anderson Cover Image
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Beautiful Botanicals: 45 Applique Flowers & 14 Quilt Projects By Deborah Kemball Cover Image
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Story Quilts 2: Day by Day By Yukari Takahara Cover Image
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The Tentmakers of Cairo: Egypt's Medieval and Modern Appliqué Craft By Seif El Rashidi, Sam Bowker Cover Image
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Rock Painting Flowers, Cottages, Houses, and Towns: Step-by-Step Instructions, Techniques, and Ideas—20 Projects for Everyone By Lin Wellford Cover Image
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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.