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Gardens for the Soul: Sustainable and Stylish Outdoor Spaces By Sara Bird, Dan Duchars Cover Image
Composting for the Absolute Beginner: How to Improve Your Soil for Better Organic Gardening By Dede Cummings Cover Image
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Propagating Plants: How to Create New Plants for Free By Alan Toogood Cover Image
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Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs - Second Edition By Whitney Cranshaw, David Shetlar Cover Image
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The Creative Gardener: Inspiration and Advice to Create the Space You Want By Adam Frost Cover Image
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Winter Weed Finder: A Guide to Dry Plants in Winter (Nature Study Guides) By Dorcas S. Miller, Ellen Amendolara (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Essential Succulents: The Beginner's Guide By Ken Shelf, Rachel Weill (By (photographer)) Cover Image
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Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance By John Storey, Martha Storey Cover Image
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The Bonsai Beginner's Bible By Peter Chan Cover Image
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Creative Haven Glorious Gardens Color by Number Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books) By George Toufexis Cover Image
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What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses: Updated and Expanded Edition By Daniel Chamovitz Cover Image
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The Family Garden Planner: Organize Your Food-Growing Year -Helpful Worksheets -Weekly Tasks -Expert Advice By Melissa K. Norris 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.