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Coal, Cages, Crisis: The Rise of the Prison Economy in Central Appalachia By Judah Schept Cover Image
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Defund DOC: Turning All Prisons Into Treatment and Career Centers By Daniel J. Simms Cover Image
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More Frontier Justice in the Wild West: Bungled, Bizarre, and Fascinating Executions By R. Michael Wilson Cover Image
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Right Here, Right Now: Life Stories from America's Death Row By Lynden Harris (Editor) Cover Image
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Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society After Prison By Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D., Stephen C. Richards, Ph.D. Cover Image
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Exit to Freedom By Calvin C. Johnson, Greg Hampikian, Barry Scheck (Afterword by) Cover Image
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Spirituality and Abolition By Ashon Crawley, Roberto Sirvent, Abolition Collective (Editor) Cover Image
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Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America By Brett Story Cover Image
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# Convict Conversation: Criminal Justice Reform, the Corona Virus, and America's Conscience By Charles Irving Ellis Cover Image
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Cuz: An American Tragedy By Danielle Allen Cover Image
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Death Before Sentencing: Ending Rampant Suicide, Overdoses, Brutality, and Malpractice in America's Jails By Andrew R. Klein, Jessica L. Klein (With) Cover Image
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Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song By Marlon Peterson 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.