Browse Books: Nature / Rocks & Minerals

The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass: Beach Comber's Edition: Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean's Most Beautiful Stones By Mary Beth Beuke (By (photographer)), Lisl Armstrong (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mary Beth Beuke (By (photographer)), Lisl Armstrong (Foreword by)
Utah's Greatest Wonders: A Photographic Journey of the Five National Parks By Christopher Cogley (Photographer), Rich Briggs (Photographer) Cover Image
By Christopher Cogley (Photographer), Rich Briggs (Photographer)
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Rocks and Rock Formations: A Key to Identification (Princeton Field Guides #152) By Jürg Meyer, Mark Epstein (Translator) Cover Image
By Jürg Meyer, Mark Epstein (Translator)
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Rockhounding Montana: A Guide to 100 of Montana's Best Rockhounding Sites By Montana Hodges Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fossils: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides) By Ida Thompson Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
The Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Gems By Rupert Hochleitner Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
California Rocks!: A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Golden State By Katherine J. Baylor Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Nature Guide: Rocks and Minerals: The World in Your Hands (DK Nature Guides) By DK Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Is This an Agate?: An Illustrated Guide to Lake Superior's Beach Stones Michigan By Susan Robinson Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas: A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston (Southern Gateways Guides) By Kevin G. Stewart, Mary-Russell Roberson Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Rock and Gem: The Definitive Guide to Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils By Ronald Bonewitz Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses By Patti Polk Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days



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.