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The Fitting Book: Make Sewing Pattern Alterations and Achieve the Perfect Fit You Desire By Gina Renee Dunham Cover Image
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The Skill-Building Quick & Easy Block Tool: 110 Quilt Blocks in 5 Sizes with Project Ideas; Packed with Hints, Tips & Tricks; Simple Cutting Charts, H By Debbie Rodgers Cover Image
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Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make By Andria Lisle, Amie Petronis Plumley Cover Image
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Fix Your Clothes: The Sustainable Magic of Mending, Patching, and Darning By Raleigh Briggs (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Sandalmaking Workshop: Make Your Own Mary Janes, Crisscross Sandals, Mules, Fisherman Sandals, Toe Slides, and More By Rachel Corry Cover Image
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Half Yard™ Winter Collection: Debbie’s top 40 Half Yard projects for winter sewing By Debbie Shore Cover Image
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Precut Parade: Quilts to Make from Strips, Squares, and Fat Quarters By Jessica Dayon Cover Image
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Sashiko for Making & Mending: 15 Simple Japanese Embroidery Projects By Saki Iiduka Cover Image
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Embroider the World of Jane Austen (Embroidery Craft) By Aimee Ray Cover Image
Oh, Happy Day!: 21 Cheery Quilts & Pillows You'll Love By Corey Yoder Cover Image
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Make It Mini: 13 Small Quilts with a Splash of Embroidery By Beverly McCullough Cover Image
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Sewing Quiet Books for Children: Easy to Make, Easy to Customize--18 Step-By-Step Page Projects with Patterns By Lily Zunic 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.