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Composting Masterclass: Feed The Soil Not Your Plants By Tony O'Neill Cover Image
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Moon Gardening: Planting your biodynamic garden by the phases of the moon By Matt Jackson Cover Image
Indoor Salad: How to Grow Vegetables Indoors, 2nd Edition B&W By Ginger Booth Cover Image
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The Community Gardening Handbook: The Guide to Organizing, Planting, and Caring for a Community Garden By Ben Raskin Cover Image
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How to Grow Sweet Pea: Everything You Ought to Know about Growing Sweet Pea By Fred Adams Cover Image
Backyard Chickens: A Practical Handbook to Raising Chickens By Claire Woods Cover Image
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Growing Gardens, Building Power: Food Justice and Urban Agriculture in Brooklyn (Nature, Society, and Culture) By Justin Sean Myers Cover Image
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Composting for a New Generation: Latest Techniques for the Bin and Beyond By Michelle Balz, Anna Stockton (By (photographer)) Cover Image
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Grow Your Own: Understanding, Cultivating, and Enjoying Marijuana By Nichole Graf, Micah Sherman, David Stein, Liz Crain Cover Image
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GROW: Fill Your World with Plants (National Trust) By Robyn Booth Cover Image
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Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work By Mel Bartholomew 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.