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Tucked-Away Treasures: 14 Patchwork Patterns for Little Quilts By Paula Barnes, Mary Ellen Robison Cover Image
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Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style: Key Pieces to Sew + Accessories, Styling, and Inspiration By Lotta Jansdotter, Jenny Hallengren (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Lotta Jansdotter, Jenny Hallengren (By (photographer))
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Tilda's Toy Box: Sewing Patterns for Soft Toys and More from the Magical World of Tilda By Tone Finnanger Cover Image
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The Zipper Pouch Book: Sew 14 Adorable Purses & Bags with Zippers (Hardware Included) By Boutique-Sha Cover Image
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Creative Pattern Designing By Ann Evans Cover Image
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Stunning 3-D Quilts Simplified: Create Dimension with Color, Value & Geometric Shapes By Ruth Ann Berry Cover Image
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Fresh Start Quilts: 11 Scrappy Quilts and 3 Mini Pillows By Mary Etherington, Connie Tesene Cover Image
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Sashiko 365: Stitch a New Sashiko Embroidery Pattern Every Day of the Year By Susan Briscoe Cover Image
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The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making (Alabama Studio) By Natalie Chanin, Sun Young Park (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Natalie Chanin, Sun Young Park (Illustrator)
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Needle Felting Dolls: A complete course in sculpting figures By Roz Dace, Judy Balchin Cover Image
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Level Up! Creative Cosplay: Costume Design & Creation, Sfx Makeup, Led Basics & More By Amanda Haas Cover Image
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Sewing Clothes for Barbie: 24 Stylish Outfits for Fashion Dolls By Annabel Benilan 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.