Browse Books: Crafts & Hobbies / Folkcrafts

The Art of Whittling: Classic Woodworking Projects for Beginners and Hobbyists By Walter L. Faurot Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Paper Quilling Four Seasons Chinese Style By Paper Arts Zhu Liqun Cover Image
Special Order
Old-Time Country Wisdom and Lore for Hearth and Home: 1,000s of Traditional Skills for Simple Living By Jeff McLaughlin (Editor), Jerry Mack Johnson Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Heritage Skills for Contemporary Life: Seasons at the Parris House By Elizabeth Miller Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Decorative Macrame: 20 Stylish Projects for Your Home By Shufunotomo Co Ltd Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Old-Time Country Wisdom and Lore for Garden and Trail: 1,000s of Traditional Skills for Simple Living By Jerry Mack Johnson, Jeff McLaughlin (Editor) Cover Image
Special Order
Lock picking guide: Simple technique with a well detailed guide in lock picking By Smith Powell Cover Image
Leather Working Book for Beginners: A Leather Crafting Starter Handbook of 15 Leather Craft Projects Plus Tips, Tools and Techniques to Get You Starte By Luke Byrd Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Printmaking: How to Print Anything on Everything By Christine Medley Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Girl Scouts Handbook: The Original 1913 Edition By W. J. Hoxie Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Dorodango: The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls (Ceramic Art Projects, Mindfulness and Meditation Books) By Bruce Gardner Cover Image
Multi-layered Scroll Saw Patterns: Templates for Scroll Saw Projects By Craftrystallo Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days




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.