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New York's Great Lost Ballparks (Excelsior Editions) By Bob Carlin Cover Image
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Keeping Family Secrets: Shame and Silence in Memoirs from the 1950s By Margaret K. Nelson Cover Image
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The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women: Stories of Landscape and Community in the Mountain South By Kami Ahrens (Editor) Cover Image
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A Rainbow of Gangs: Street Cultures in the Mega-City By James Diego Vigil Cover Image
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Agrotopias: An American Literary History of Sustainability By Abby L. Goode Cover Image
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Deflective Whiteness: Co-Opting Black and Latinx Identity Politics (Race and Mediated Cultures) By Hannah Noel Cover Image
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Making Moral Citizens: How Faith-Based Organizers Use Vocation for Public Action By Jack Delehanty Cover Image
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The Bricks Before Brown: The Chinese American, Native American, and Mexican Americans' Struggle for Educational Equality (Sociology of Race and Ethnicity) By Marisela Martinez-Cola Cover Image
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Avidly Reads Poetry By Jacquelyn Ardam Cover Image
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Otto Wood, the Bandit: The Freighthopping Thief, Bootlegger, and Convicted Murderer Behind the Appalachian Ballads By Trevor McKenzie, David Holt (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Trevor McKenzie, David Holt (Foreword by)
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Majority Minority By Justin Gest, Clark Cornell (Read by) 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.