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Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes By Edie Eckman Cover Image
Nancy Zieman's Confident Sewing Collection: Sew, Serge and Fit With Confidence By Nancy Zieman Cover Image
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Little Felted Animals: Create 16 Irresistible Creatures with Simple Needle-Felting Techniques By Marie-Noelle Horvath, Richard Boutin (Photographs by) Cover Image
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How to Embroider Almost Everything: A Sourcebook of 500+ Modern Motifs + Easy Stitch Tutorials - Learn to Draw with Thread! By Wendi Gratz Cover Image
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The Herbarium of Fabric Flowers: Twenty Flower Brooch Projects Translated from Nature By Utopiano Cover Image
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Bowl Me Over: A Bounty of Tiny Pillows to Enjoy Every Day By Debbie Busby Cover Image
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The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns By Sarah Anderson, Judith MacKenzie (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Fashions of the Gilded Age, Volume 2: Evening, Bridal, Sports, Outerwear, Accessories, and Dressmaking 1877-1882 By Frances Grimble (Editor) Cover Image
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Stitch Magic: A Compendium of Sewing Techniques for Sculpting Fabric into Exciting New Forms and Fashions By Alison Reid Cover Image
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Crochet Know-How: Techniques and tips for all levels of skill from beginner to advanced (Craft Know-How #1) By CICO Books Cover Image
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Seasonal Flower Embroidery: A Year of Stitching Wild Blooms and Botanicals By Kazuko Aoki Cover Image
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A Beginner's Guide to Knitting: A complete step-by-step course By Tracey Lord 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.