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Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota's Garden By Jamie Ford (Contribution by), Gemina Garland-Lewis (Photographer), Thaisa Way (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jamie Ford (Contribution by), Gemina Garland-Lewis (Photographer), Thaisa Way (Foreword by)
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The Mini Zen Gardening Kit (RP Minis) By Abd Al-hayy Moore Cover Image
Bonsai: The Art of Growing and Keeping Miniature Trees By Peter Chan Cover Image
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Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers By Shozo Sato, Kasen Yoshimura (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Inspired Ikebana: Modern Design Meets the Ancient Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement (the Craft of Kado, the Japanese Art of Modern Flow By Naoko Zaima Cover Image
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The Magical World of Moss Gardening By Annie Martin Cover Image
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Introduction to Bonsai: The Complete Illustrated Guide for Beginners (with Monthly Growth Schedules and Over 2,000 Illustrations) By Bonsai Sekai Magazine, Kyosuke Gun (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Ultimate Bonsai Handbook: The Complete Guide for Beginners By Yukio Hirose Cover Image
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Little Book of Bonsai By Matthew Puntigam Cover Image
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The Japanese Garden By Sophie Walker Cover Image
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Freestyle Bonsai: How to pot, grow, prune, and shape - Bend the rules of traditional bonsai By Jerome Kellerhals, Mariannjely Marval Cover Image
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The Bonsai Beginner's Bible By Peter Chan Cover Image



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.