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The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature By Sue Stuart-Smith Cover Image
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Garden Allies: The Insects, Birds, and Other Animals That Keep Your Garden Beautiful and Thriving By Frederique Lavoipierre Cover Image
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My Garden (Book) By Jamaica Kincaid Cover Image
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In Kiltumper: A Year in an Irish Garden By Niall Williams, Christine Breen Cover Image
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The Mini Merry Berry Bonsai Kit (RP Minis) By Running Press (Edited and translated by), Running Press (Editor) Cover Image
By Running Press (Edited and translated by), Running Press (Editor)
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The Orchid: Celebrating 40 of the World's Most Charismatic Orchids Through Rare Prints and Classic Texts By Phillip Cribb, Lauren Gardiner Cover Image
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The Little Gardener: Helping Children Connect with the Natural World By Julie Cerny, Ysemay Dercon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Cerny, Ysemay Dercon (Illustrator)
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A Therapist's Garden: Using Plants to Revitalize Your Spirit By Erik Keller Cover Image
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Garden Time By W. S. Merwin Cover Image
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Life in the Garden By Penelope Lively Cover Image
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A Countryman's Journal: Views of Life and Nature from a Maine Coastal Farm By Roy Barrette Cover Image
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The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books By Marta McDowell 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.