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The Quarantine Atlas: Mapping Global Life Under COVID-19 By Laura Bliss, A Bloomberg CityLab Project Cover Image
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The Path to a Livable Future: A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism, and the Next Pandemic (Open Media) By Stan Cox, Zenobia Jeffries Warfield (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World By Laura Spinney Cover Image
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A Profession Without Reason: The Crisis of Contemporary Psychiatry--Untangled and Solved by Spinoza, Freethinking, and Radical Enlightenment By Bruce E. Levine Cover Image
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Epidemics: The Impact of Germs and Their Power Over Humanity By Joshua Loomis Cover Image
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The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains By Robert H. Lustig Cover Image
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Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine By Andrew Scull Cover Image
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Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America By Robert Whitaker Cover Image
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Graphic Public Health: A Comics Anthology and Road Map (Graphic Medicine) By Meredith Li-Vollmer Cover Image
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The World the Plague Made: The Black Death and the Rise of Europe By James Belich Cover Image
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The Work of Living By Maximillian Alvarez Cover Image
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Healthcare USA: American Exceptionalism Run Amok By Sylvester Schieber 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.