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In the Belly of the Beast: Letters From Prison By Jack Henry Abbott Cover Image
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Abolition Feminisms Vol. 2: Feminist Ruptures Against the Carceral State By Alisa Bierria, Brooke Lober (Editor), Jakeya Caruthers (Editor) Cover Image
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Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores By Dominique DuBois Gilliard Cover Image
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Down Inside: Thirty Years in Canada's Prison Service By Robert Clark Cover Image
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The Real Cost of Prisons Comix (PM Press) By Lois Ahrens (Editor), Craig Gilmore (Preface by) Cover Image
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El Color de la Justicia: La Nueva Segregación Racial En Estados Unidos = The New Jim Crow By Michelle Alexander Cover Image
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Helping Men Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction, Workbook By Stephanie S. Covington, Dan Griffin, Rick Dauer Cover Image
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Alcatraz: A History of the Penitentiary Years By Michael Esslinger Cover Image
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The Devil's Butcher Shop: The New Mexico Prison Uprising By Roger Morris Cover Image
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Crucifixion: In the Ancient World and the Folly of the Cross By Martin Hengel Cover Image
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The World's Worst Prisons: Inside Stories from the Most Dangerous Jails on Earth By Karen Farrington Cover Image
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The Healing Stage: Black Women, Incarceration, and the Art of Transformation (Black Performance and Cultural Criticism) By Lisa Biggs 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.