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Martha's Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying By Martha Stewart, Kevin Sharkey Cover Image
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Love, Nature, Magic: Shamanic Journeys Into the Heart of My Garden By Maria Rodale, Maria Rodale (Read by) Cover Image
By Maria Rodale, Maria Rodale (Read by)
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Viola: Herb of the Year(TM) 2022 By Kathleen Connole (Editor) Cover Image
By Kathleen Connole (Editor)
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An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir By Deirdre Heekin, Alice Feiring (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Deirdre Heekin, Alice Feiring (Foreword by)
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The California Garden Tour: The 50 Best Gardens to Visit in the Golden State By Donald Olson Cover Image
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Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden By Karen Maezen Miller Cover Image
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The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion: Essential Writings By Liberty Hyde Bailey, John A. Stempien (Editor), John Linstrom (Editor) Cover Image
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The RHS Book of Flower Poetry and Prose By Charles Elliott Cover Image
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An Island Garden (Illustrated) By Childe Hassam (Illustrator), Celia Thaxter Cover Image
By Childe Hassam (Illustrator), Celia Thaxter
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The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms By Naoko Abe Cover Image
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Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy & the Indolent (Ruth Stout Classics #1) By Ruth Stout, Robert Plamondon (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Ruth Stout, Robert Plamondon (Foreword by)
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An Island Garden (Gardening in America) By Celia Thaxter 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.