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The Unplugged Woodshop: Hand-Crafted Projects for the Home & Workshop By Tom Fidgen Cover Image
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Mid-Century Modern Furniture: Shop Drawings & Techniques for Making 29 Projects By Michael Crow Cover Image
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Everyday Woodworking: A Beginner's Guide to Woodcraft With 12 Hand Tools By Rex Krueger Cover Image
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How to Cut Your Hair at Home: The Ultimate Guide on How to Cut your Own Hair at Home Including Tips and Techniques for Various Haircuts at Home for By Barber Fred Cover Image
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Popular Mechanics the Ultimate Tool Book: Every Tool You Need to Own By Popular Mechanics Cover Image
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Tools A Visual History: The Hardware that Built, Measured and Repaired the World By Dominic Chinea Cover Image
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The Story of Tools: A celebration of the beauty and craftsmanship behind the tools of handmade trades By Hole & Corner Cover Image
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Woodworking with Hand Tools: Tools, Techniques & Projects By Editors of Fine Woodworking Cover Image
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The Perfect Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers By Ron Hock Cover Image
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Wooden Utensils from the Bandsaw: 60+ Patterns for Spatulas, Spoons, Spreaders & More By Gonzalo Ferreyra Cover Image
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The Blacksmith's Craft: A Primer of Tools & Methods By Charles McRaven Cover Image
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Keeping the Cutting Edge Setting and Sharpening Hand and Power Saws By Harold H. Payson 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.