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The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers By Eric Weiner Cover Image
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Gyoza: The Ultimate Dumpling Cookbook: 50 Recipes from Tokyo's Gyoza King - Pot Stickers, Dumplings, Spring Rolls and More! By Paradise Yamamoto, Kengo Ishiguro (Afterword by), Debra Samuels (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Three Weeks with My Brother By Nicholas Sparks, Micah Sparks Cover Image
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Women and Water: Stories of Adventure, Self-Discovery, and Connection in and on the Water By Gale Straub, Noel Russell, Hailey Hirst Cover Image
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Global Nomad: My Travels Through Diving, Tragedy, and Rebirth By Tom Haig Cover Image
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The Last Empty Places: A Journey Through Blank Spots on the American Map By Peter Stark Cover Image
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A Year in Provence (Vintage Departures) By Peter Mayle Cover Image
Toward Beauty: Reigniting a Creative Life on the Camino de Santiago By Dennis Garnhum Cover Image
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Rim to River: Looking into the Heart of Arizona By Tom Zoellner Cover Image
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Blue Highways: A Journey into America By William Least Heat-Moon, Bill McKibben (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country By Helen Russell Cover Image
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In Search of Perfumes: A Lifetime Journey to the Source of Nature's Scents By Dominique Roques 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.