Browse Books: Gardening / Essays & Narratives

Garden Daily Logbook: Indoor and Outdoor Garden Tracker for beginners and avid gardeners, Flowers, Fruit, Vegetable Planting and Care instru By Brade Publishing Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Contemplative Gardening By Pamela Dolan, Peter Raven (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Pamela Dolan, Peter Raven (Foreword by)
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
The Gardener's Year (Modern Library Gardening) By Karel Capek, Verlyn Klinkenborg (Introduction by), Josef Capek (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Karel Capek, Verlyn Klinkenborg (Introduction by), Josef Capek (Illustrator)
Special Order
Rhapsody in Green: A novelist, an obsession, a laughably small excuse for a vegetable garden By Charlotte Mendelson Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
The Star-Nosed Mole: An Anthology of Scented Garden Writing By Isabel Bannerman Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Husbandry: Making Gardens with Mr B. By Isabel Bannerman Cover Image
The Garden in Every Sense and Season: A Year of Insights and Inspiration from My Garden By Tovah Martin Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
My Wild Garden: Notes from a Writer's Eden By Meir Shalev, Joanna Chen (Translated by) Cover Image
By Meir Shalev, Joanna Chen (Translated by)
How Does My Garden Grow? By Atwood Cutting (Created by) Cover Image
By Atwood Cutting (Created by)
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
In and Out of the Garden By Sara Midda Cover Image
Email or call for price.
Out of Print
Tell about Night Flowers: Eudora Welty's Gardening Letters, 1940-1949 By Julia Eichelberger (Editor) Cover Image
By Julia Eichelberger (Editor)
Special Order
On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains: The Botanical Legacy of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail's Alpine Treasure By Sarah Chase Shaw 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.