Jen's Picks

The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553380965
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Spectra - May 2nd, 2000

Set in 21st century Shanghai, this is the story of what happens when a state-of-the-art interactive device falls into the hands of a street urchin named Nell. The device has the power to decode and program her life--and the entire future of humanity.

Forgotten Skills of Cooking Cover Image
ISBN: 9781906868062
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Kyle Cathie Limited - March 16th, 2010

In this timely new book, Darina reconnects you with the cooking skills that missed a generation or two. The book is divided into chapters such as Dairy, Poultry and Eggs, Bread, and Preserving, and forgotten processes such as smoking mackerel, curing bacon, and making yogurt and butter are explained in the simplest terms. The delicious recipes show you how to use your homemade bounty to its best, and include ideas for using forgotten cuts of meat, baking bread and cakes, and even eating food from the wild. The Vegetables and Herbs chapter is stuffed with growing tips to satisfy even those with the smallest garden plot or window box, and there are plenty of suggestions for using gluts of vegetables. You'll even discover how to keep a few chickens in your backyard. With over 700 recipes, this is the definitive modern guide to traditional cooking skills.

Little Women: 150th-Anniversary Annotated Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Louisa May Alcott, Patti Smith (Foreword by), Anne Boyd Rioux (Editor), Anne Boyd Rioux (Introduction by), Anne Boyd Rioux (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780143106654
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - April 24th, 2012

"Little Women" is recognized as one of the best-loved classic children's stories, transcending the boundaries of time and age, making it as popular with adults as it is with young readers. The beloved story of the March girls is a classic American feminist novel, reflecting the tension between cultural obligation and artistic and personal freedom. But which of the four March sisters to love best? For every reader must have their favorite. Independent, tomboyish Jo; delicate, loving Beth; pretty, kind Meg; or precocious and beautiful Amy, the baby of the family? The charming story of these four "little women" and their wise and patient mother Marmee enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England was an instant success when first published in 1868 and has been adored for generations.

Small Bunny's Blue Blanket Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375870873
Availability: Special Order
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2012

Small Bunny does everything with Blue Blanket. Blue Blanket helps him paint the best pictures, go the highest on the swings, and read the hardest words. They need each other. But one day, Small Bunny's mother insists Blue Blanket needs to be washed. She says Blue Blanket will be as good as new after. But Bunny isn't sure he likes new. Will his friend ever be the same?

The Night Circus Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307744432
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called "Le Cirque des Reves," and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

Depletion & Abundance: Life on the New Home Front Cover Image
ISBN: 9780865716148
Availability: Backordered
Published: New Society Publishers - September 1st, 2008

Climate change, peak oil, and economic instability aren't just future social problems--they jeopardize homes and families right now. "Depletion and Abundance" explains how people are living beyond their means and offers strategies to live comfortably in an economic crisis.

The Tree House Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590788066
Availability: Special Order
Published: Lemniscaat USA - May 1st, 2010

Publishers Weekly (March 22, 2010)Starred Review. Imbued with quiet effervescence, this wordless picture book imagines a child-sized paradise in which dreamy scenes unfold one after another. The Tolmans, a Dutch father-and-daughter team, draw the central tree--with a marvelous, many-storied tree house in its branches--in rich umber; it maintains the same size, shape, and position throughout, though the details in and around it vary widely. A polar bear swims up first, and a brown bear follows by boat. As the two read, an enormous flock of flamingoes appears, and the spread turns pink. Some roost in the branches, until a rhinoceros bumps the trunk, dislodging them. (The jostling is shown by reproducing the image of the tree house about a quarter inch off, creating a vibrational effect.) The rhino is welcomed, more bears appear, as do a peacock and a hippo, and soon the tree house is pleasantly crowded. 

The Insomniacs Cover Image
By Karina Wolf, Brothers Hilts (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399256653
Availability: Special Order
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 16th, 2012

The wonder of nighttime comes to life in this breathtaking debut When the Insomniacs move twelve time zones away for Mrs. Insomniac's new job, the family has an impossible time adapting to the change. They try everything to fall asleep at night--take hot baths, count to one thousand, sip mugs of milk--but nothing helps. Venturing out into the dark, they learn there is a whole world still awake and a beauty in their new and unconventional schedule. Ideal for bedtime reading, this gorgeous and lyrical story celebrates nighttime's mystery and magic.

Lost Crafts: Rediscovering Traditional Skills Cover Image
ISBN: 9780550104724
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chambers - May 24th, 2011

From Goodreads -This charming new book is an engaging introduction to a range of traditional crafts and activities. Almost 100 skills are described and illustrated, from trout-guddling to lacemaking, beekeeping to dry-stone walling. Whether wanting to learn a new craft, explore social history or reminisce about pastimes from a bygone age, readers of all ages will lose themselves in Lost Crafts. And with more of us choosing green and ethical lifestyles, there has never been a better time to rediscover these sustainable pursuits. 



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.