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Grow Bag Gardening: The Revolutionary Way to Grow Bountiful Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Flowers in Lightweight, Eco-friendly Fabric Pots - Perfect For: Porches, Patios, Decks, Urban Gardens, Balconies & Rooftops. Grow Anywhere! By Kevin Espiritu Cover Image
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Doctor Houseplant: An Indispensable Guide to Keeping Your Houseplants Happy and Healthy By William Davidson Cover Image
A Greener Life: Discover the joy of mindful and sustainable gardening By Jack Wallington Cover Image
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Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture By Mark Gorgolewski, June Komisar, Joe Nasr Cover Image
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Survival 101 Raised Bed Gardening: The Essential Guide To Growing Your Own Food In 2021 By Rory Anderson Cover Image
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Green Lewisham: Our treasured open spaces By Candy Blackham Cover Image
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The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land By Curtis Stone Cover Image
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How to Window Box: Small-Space Plants to Grow Indoors or Out (How To Series) By Chantal Aida Gordon, Ryan Benoit Cover Image
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Grow 5: Simple seasonal ideas for small outdoor spaces with just five plants By Lucy Bellamy Cover Image
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Vertical Gardening: Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space By Derek Fell Cover Image
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The Less Is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard By Susan Morrison Cover Image
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The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens: Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens By Kathy Shea Mormino 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.