Books of Local Interest



Ghosts in the Valley By Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578068138
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rowe Publishing - October 25th, 2011

SKU: 9780975524437

SKU: 9780977266500

The Parrys of Philadelphia and New Hope: A Quaker Family's Lasting Impact on Two Historic Towns By Roy Ziegler Cover Image
ISBN: 9781450285810
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: iUniverse - February 17th, 2011

New Hope, Lahaska, and Buckingham (Images of America) By Nichole Y. Stella, Jenifer L. Stella Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738537962
Availability: Special Order
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - July 13th, 2005

Pennsylvania Impressionism By Brian H. Peterson (Editor) Cover Image
By Brian H. Peterson (Editor)
ISBN: 9780812237009
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Pennsylvania Press - October 25th, 2002

Bucks County, Pennsylvania By Kathryn Finegan Clark Cover Image
ISBN: 9780764340253
Availability: Special Order
Published: Schiffer Publishing - July 30th, 2012

Colonial Inns and Taverns of Bucks County:: How Pubs, Taprooms and Hostelries Made Revolutionary History By Marie Murphy Duess Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596293441
Availability: Special Order
Published: History Press - November 1st, 2007


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.