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The Open-Air Life: Discover the Nordic Art of Friluftsliv and Embrace Nature Every Day By Linda Åkeson Mcgurk Cover Image
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The Wild Year: A Field Guide for Exploring Nature All Around Us By Kristyna Baczynski Cover Image
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Slow Birding: The Art and Science of Enjoying the Birds in Your Own Backyard  By Joan E. Strassmann Cover Image
The Green Witch's Garden: Your Complete Guide to Creating and Cultivating a Magical Garden Space (Green Witch Witchcraft Series) By Arin Murphy-Hiscock Cover Image
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Mushroom Magick: Ritual, Celebration, and Lore By Shawn Engel Cover Image
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African American Herbalism: A Practical Guide to Healing Plants and Folk Traditions By Lucretia VanDyke Cover Image
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You Grow, Gurl!: Plant Kween's Lush Guide to Growing Your Garden By Christopher Griffin Cover Image
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Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) By Maria Failla, Samantha Leung (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Failla, Samantha Leung (Illustrator)
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Backyard Witchcraft: The Complete Guide for the Green Witch, the Kitchen Witch, and the Hedge Witch By Cecilia Lattari, Betti Greco (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cecilia Lattari, Betti Greco (Illustrator)
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A Field Guide to Nature Meditation: 52 Mindfulness Practices for Joy, Wisdom and Wonder By Mark Coleman Cover Image
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Orien's Animal Tarot: 78 card deck and 144 page book By Ambi Sun Cover Image
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Underwater Wild: My Octopus Teacher's Extraordinary World By Craig Foster, Ross Frylinck 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.