Browse Books: Pets / Insects & Spiders

Bees: A Honeyed History By Piotr Socha Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Beekeeping for Dummies By Howland Blackiston Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Smithsonian Handbook of Interesting Insects By Gavin Broad, Blanca Huertas, Ashley Kirk-Spriggs, Dmitry Telnov Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
The Tarantula Keeper's Guide: Comprehensive Information on Care, Housing, and Feeding By Stanley A. Schultz, Marguerite J. Schultz Cover Image
Common Sense Natural Beekeeping: Sustainable, Bee-Friendly Techniques to Help Your Hives Survive and Thrive By Kim Flottum, Stephanie Bruneau (With) Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Insects: The Most Accessible Recognition Guide (DK Smithsonian Handbook) By George C. McGavin Cover Image
Using Apideas By Daniel Basterfield Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
The Bee Friendly Garden: Easy ways to help the bees and make your garden grow By Doug Purdie Cover Image
Special Order
Bugs Up Close: A Magnified Look at the Incredible World of Insects By Lars-Åke Janzon (Text by), John Hallmén (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Lars-Åke Janzon (Text by), John Hallmén (By (photographer))
Buzz into Beekeeping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Successful Beekeeper By Charlotte Anderson Cover Image
Special Order
Orthopteran Zoology: How to Keep Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids By Orin McMonigle Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Monarch Butterfly 101: Learn About Monarch Butterflies In One Sitting By Howexpert, Jessica Dumas 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.