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Forest Fae Messages: Curious messages of enchantment (40 Full-Color Cards) (Mini Inspiration Cards) By Nadia Turner Cover Image
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Galápagos: A Natural History Second Edition By John C. Kricher, Kevin Loughlin Cover Image
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Aquascaping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting, Styling, and Maintaining Beautiful Aquariums By George Farmer Cover Image
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El libro de la ecología (The Ecology Book) (DK Big Ideas) By DK, Tony Juniper (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Earth Grief: The Journey Into and Through Ecological Loss By Stephen Harrod Buhner Cover Image
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Good Mushroom Bad Mushroom: Who's Who, Where to Find Them, and How to Enjoy Them Safely By John Plischke Cover Image
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The Wayfinders (CBC Massey Lectures) By Wade Davis Cover Image
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Reading the Landscape of America By May Theilgaard Watts Cover Image
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Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology By David Abram Cover Image
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World as Lover, World as Self: 30th Anniversary Edition: Courage for Global Justice and Planetary Renewal By Joanna Macy, Stephanie Kaza (Editor), Joan Halifax (Foreword by), Thich Nhat Hanh (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Joanna Macy, Stephanie Kaza (Editor), Joan Halifax (Foreword by), Thich Nhat Hanh (Foreword by)
Plant Spirit Shamanism: Traditional Techniques for Healing the Soul By Ross Heaven, Howard G. Charing, Pablo Amaringo (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Mushrooms of the Midwest By Michael Kuo, Andrew S. Methven 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.