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Inventing the Alphabet: The Origins of Letters from Antiquity to the Present By Johanna Drucker Cover Image
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The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History (Public Square) By Jill Lepore Cover Image
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Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past By Ray Raphael Cover Image
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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong By James W. Loewen Cover Image
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The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America's Top Secrets By Matthew Connelly Cover Image
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Making History: The Storytellers Who Shaped the Past By Richard Cohen Cover Image
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AP World History Premium, 2022-2023: Comprehensive Review with 5 Practice Tests + an Online Timed Test Option (Barron's Test Prep) By John McCannon, Ph.D. Cover Image
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Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust By W. Jake Newsome Cover Image
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1368: China and the Making of the Modern World By Ali Humayun Akhtar Cover Image
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The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller By Carlo Ginzburg, John Tedeschi (Translator), Carlo Ginzburg (Preface by) Cover Image
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The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People's History of Ancient Rome (New Press People's History) By Michael Parenti Cover Image
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The History of White People By Nell Irvin Painter 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.