Browse Books: Social Science / Ethnic Studies / American

Majority Minority By Justin Gest, Clark Cornell (Read by) Cover Image
By Justin Gest, Clark Cornell (Read by)
Special Order
Hidden in Plain Sight: A History of the Newberry Mass Lynching of 1916 By Janis Owens Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Panthers, Hulks and Ironhearts: Marvel, Diversity and the 21st Century Superhero By Jeffrey A. Brown Cover Image
Special Order
Pre-Order Now Badge
Endangered Eating: America's Vanishing Foods By Sarah Lohman Cover Image
Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Deflective Whiteness: Co-Opting Black and Latinx Identity Politics (Race and Mediated Cultures) By Hannah Noel Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Pre-Order Now Badge
Lost in Summerland: Essays By Barrett Swanson Cover Image
Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
A Rainbow of Gangs: Street Cultures in the Mega-City By James Diego Vigil Cover Image
Email or call for price.
Out of Print
Imagining the Heartland: White Supremacy and the American Midwest By Britt E. Halvorson, Joshua O. Reno Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Monuments and Memory-Making: The Debate over the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1981-1982 By M. Rebecca Livingstone, Kelly McFall, Abigail Perkiss Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Unmoored: The Search for Sincerity in Colonial America (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American Histo) By Ana Schwartz Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Surfing the South: The Search for Waves and the People Who Ride Them By Steve Estes Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Nixon's War at Home: The Fbi, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism (Justice) By Daniel S. Chard Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days



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.