Press 53 is an independent publisher of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that was founded in October 2005 by Kevin Morgan Watson, who serves as Fiction & Poetry Editor; Tom Lombardo is Poetry Series Editor (Tom Lombardo Poetry Selections); Robin Miura is Novel/Memoir Editor (Robin Miura Novel and Memoir Selections); and Sarah Elizabeth Younger, who serves as eBook editor.

Press 53 is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the Community Arts Cafe building at Fourth & Spruce. We publish full-length books by established writers. In addition to finding and showcasing new writers in our Press 53 Open Awards Anthology, and established writers in our short story and poetry collections, novels, and creative nonfiction books, we also have a fondness for bringing back great books that are out of print, which we re-issue under our Press 53 Classics imprint.
Hustle By Jason Skipper Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935708346
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Published: Press 53 - May 25th, 2011

One Last Good Time By Michael Kardos Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935708100
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Published: Press 53 - December 30th, 2010

Accidental Birds of the Carolinas By Marjorie Hudson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935708308
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Published: Press 53 - May 1st, 2011

Damn Sure Right By Meg Pokrass Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935708179
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Published: Press 53 - January 6th, 2011

Bad Monkey By Curtis Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9780982441657
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Published: Press 53 - August 14th, 2009

An Unreasonable Woman, in Search of Meaning Around the Globe By Shirley Deane Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935708117
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Published: Press 53 - November 24th, 2010

In an Uncharted Country By Clifford Garstang Cover Image
ISBN: 9780982441671
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Published: Press 53 - August 13th, 2009

Women Up On Blocks By Mary Akers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780981628066
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Published: Press 53 - January 17th, 2009


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.