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Embroider the World of Jane Austen By Aimee Ray Cover Image
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Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Sewing Clothes: A Complete Course on Making Clothing for Fit and Fashion By Joi Mahon Cover Image
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Buttermilk Basin's Ornament Extravaganza II: 45 Holiday Favorites By Stacy West 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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Buttermilk Basin's Ornament Extravaganza: 45 Easy-To-Stitch Designs! By Stacy West Cover Image
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Refashion, Restyle, Restitch: 20 stylish sewing projects from preloved clothes & homewares By Debbie Shore, Kimberley Hind Cover Image
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The Big Book of Star-Studded Quilts: 44 Sparkling Designs By That Patchwork Place Cover Image
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A New Twist: Turn 6 Easy Blocks Into 12 Colorful Quilts By Nancy Mahoney Cover Image
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Simple Christmas Tidings: Scrappy Quilts and Projects for Yuletide Style By Kim Diehl 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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Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle By Clare Hunter Cover Image
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The Pattern Making Primer: All You Need to Know About Designing, Adapting, and Customizing Sewing Patterns By Jo Barnfield, Andrew Richards 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.