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Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber By Blair Witherington Cover Image
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The Peaceful Lotus: With Calming Light and Sound (RP Minis) By Mollie Thomas Cover Image
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A Field Guide to Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest By Bridgette Clarkston Cover Image
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Wetland Plants of Oregon & Washington By B. Jennifer Guard Cover Image
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Pacific Intertidal Life: A Guide to Organisms of Rocky Reefs and Tide Pools of the Pacific Coast (Nature Study Guides) By Ron Russo, Pam Olhausen Cover Image
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Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas: A Beachcomber's Guide By Blair Witherington, Dawn Witherington Cover Image
Life on Intertidal Rocks: A Guide to the Marine Life of the Rocky North Atlantic Coast (Nature Study Guides) By Cherie Hunter Day 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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Seaweeds of the World: A Guide to Every Order By John Bothwell Cover Image
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The Curious World of Seaweed By Josie Iselin Cover Image
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The Science and Spirit of Seaweed: Discovering Food, Medicine and Purpose in the Kelp Forests of the Pacific Northwest By Amanda Swinimer Cover Image
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Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge By Susan Hand Shetterly 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.