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Charming Colorwork Socks: 25 Delightful Knitting Patterns for Colorful, Comfy Footwear By Charlotte Stone Cover Image
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Knitted Gifts for All Seasons: Easy Projects to Make and Share By Wendy Bernard Cover Image
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Wild Mittens and Unruly Socks: 22 Outrageously Unique Knitting Patterns By Lumi Karmitsa Cover Image
280 Japanese Lace Stitches: A Dictionary of Beautiful Openwork Patterns By Nihon Vogue, Gayle Roehm (Introduction by) Cover Image
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The Wild Dyer: A Maker's Guide to Natural Dyes with Projects to Create and Stitch (learn how to forage for plants, prepare textiles for dyeing, and make your own mordant. Includes eight hand stitching projects from coasters to a patchwork blanket) By Abigail Booth Cover Image
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Collage Quilter: Essentials for Success with Collage Quilts By Emily Taylor Cover Image
The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves By Anne Dixon, Madelyn van der Hoogt (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The Year of Knots: Modern Projects, Inspiration, and Creative Reinvention By Windy Chien Cover Image
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Faroe Island Knits: Over 50 Traditional Motifs and 25 Projects from the North Atlantic By Svanhild Strom, Marjun Biskopsto Cover Image
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Weaving on a Little Loom (Everything you need to know to get started with weaving, includes 5 simple projects) By Fiona Daly Cover Image
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Yarn Tarot: For Crocheters, Knitters, Spinners, and Weavers By Katie Ponder (Illustrator) 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.