Browse Books: Travel / Special Interest / Adventure

The White Spider: The Classic Account of the Ascent of the Eiger By Heinrich Harrer Cover Image
Special Order
The Handy History Answer Book: From the Stone Age to the Digital Age (Handy Answer Books) By Stephen A. Werner Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Seeds of Destruction By Sue Golemon Whitaker Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Pre-Order Now Badge
Steaming to Bamboola: The World of a Tramp Freighter By Christopher Buckley Cover Image
Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Food Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe By National Geographic Cover Image
Special Order
Adrift [Movie tie-in]: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea By Tami Oldham Ashcraft Cover Image
Special Order
Minnesota Underground: A Guide to Caves & Karst, Mines & Tunnels (Second edition) By Doris Green, Greg Brick Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Voyage of the Liberdade: A Journey from Brazil to America in a Hand-Built Boat By Joshua Slocum Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Dead Men Do Tell Tales By Byron Khun de Prorok Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Treks and Climbs in Wadi Rum, Jordan By Di Taylor, Tony Howard Cover Image
Special Order
David And The Phoenix Adventures: Tale Of Adventure And Friendship Between A Young Boy And A Phoenix: David And The Phoenix Book By Chelsea Augustson Cover Image
Wyoming Bucket List Adventure Guide By Leslie Crawford 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.