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Rediscovering America: How the National Holidays Tell an Amazing Story about Who We Are By Scott S. Powell, David Horowitz (Contribution by), David Horowitz (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Scott S. Powell, David Horowitz (Contribution by), David Horowitz (Introduction by)
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Past the Glad and Sunlit Season: Poems for Halloween By K. a. Opperman, Dan Sauer (Illustrator), Lisa Morton (Preface by) Cover Image
By K. a. Opperman, Dan Sauer (Illustrator), Lisa Morton (Preface by)
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Carnival in Louisiana: Celebrating Mardi Gras from the French Quarter to the Red River By Brian J. Costello Cover Image
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A Year in Seventeenth-Century Kyoto: Edo-Period Writings on Annual Ceremonies, Festivals, and Customs By Gerald Groemer Cover Image
Celebrating Day of the Dead By Elizabeth Morgan, Carol Gnojewski Cover Image
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Day of the Dead By Kitty Williams, Stevie Mack Cover Image
Celebrating Diwali By Elizabeth Morgan, Michelle Parker-Rock Cover Image
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Chase's Calendar of Events 2022: The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months By Editors of Chase's Cover Image
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Presidents' Day By Mari C. Schuh Cover Image
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Savannah's Halloween Surprise (Personalized Books for Children) By C. a. Jameson Cover Image
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The Truth about Independence Day By Charlotte Taylor Cover Image
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Spring in Your Step: Discover and Celebrate the Magic of Springtime By Gillian Monks 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.