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Easy Ikebana: 30 Beautiful Flower Arrangements You Can Make in Three Simple Steps By Shinichi Nagatsuka Cover Image
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Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way By Jake Hobson Cover Image
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Bonsai Book for Beginners: Learn How to Plant, Grow, and Care for a Bonsai Tree Step by Step By Robert Smith Cover Image
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Bonsai Survival Manual: Tree-by-Tree Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Problem Solving By Colin Lewis, Jack Douthitt (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Colin Lewis, Jack Douthitt (Foreword by)
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Japanese Gardens: Kyoto By Akira Nakata (Photographer), Tamayo Samejima (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Akira Nakata (Photographer), Tamayo Samejima (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Miniature Moss Gardens: Create Your Own Japanese Container Gardens (Bonsai, Kokedama, Terrariums & Dish Gardens) By Megumi Oshima, Hideshi Kimura Cover Image
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Japanese Maples: The Complete Guide to Selection and Cultivation, Fourth Edition By J. D. Vertrees, Peter Gregory Cover Image
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101 Essential Tips: Bonsai: Breaks Down the Subject into 101 Easy-to-Grasp Tips By Harry Tomlinson Cover Image
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Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto: A Guide to Kyoto's Most Important Sites By John Dougill, John Einarsen (Photographs by), Takafumi Kawakami (Foreword by) Cover Image
By John Dougill, John Einarsen (Photographs by), Takafumi Kawakami (Foreword by)
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Bonsái: Una guía completa para el cultivo, la poda, el cableado y el cuidado de tus árboles de bonsái By Daiki Sato Cover Image
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Authentic Japanese Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden By Yoko Kawaguchi Cover Image
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Kokedama: How to Create Stunning Kokedama Japanese Moss Ball Bonsai Plants By Takayama Fuji 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.