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Inside Bridgerton By Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers Cover Image
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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals By Saidiya Hartman Cover Image
$17.95
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Formidable: American Women and the Fight for Equality: 1920-2020 By Elisabeth Griffith Cover Image
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Off with Her Head: Three Thousand Years of Demonizing Women in Power By Eleanor Herman Cover Image
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Pride of a Nation: A Celebration of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (An Official U.S. Soccer Book) By Gwendolyn Oxenham, Julie Foudy (Foreword by), David Hirshey (Editor), Rob Fleder (Editor), Roger Director (Editor) Cover Image
By Gwendolyn Oxenham, Julie Foudy (Foreword by), David Hirshey (Editor), Rob Fleder (Editor), Roger Director (Editor)
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The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry That Forged the Medieval World By Shelley Puhak Cover Image
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This Woman's Work: Essays on Music By Kim Gordon (Editor), Sinead Gleeson (Editor) Cover Image
By Kim Gordon (Editor), Sinead Gleeson (Editor)
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When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt By Kara Cooney Cover Image
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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence By Becky Cooper Cover Image
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The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live By Danielle Dreilinger Cover Image
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The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights By Dorothy Wickenden Cover Image
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Women & Power: A Manifesto By Mary Beard 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.