Sunday, September 17, 2017

Florey's Book Club: 'A Man Called Ove' Sept. 21st!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, September 21st, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our September book, 'A Man Called Ove' by Fredrik Backman.

About the book:

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon--the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

About the author:

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, as well as a novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer. His books are published in more than thirty-five countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, September 21st, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Sunday, September 10, 2017

San Francisco's Ferry Building - Book event with author Anne Evers Hitz, Sept.17th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Anne Evers Hitz as she discusses her book, "San Francisco's Ferry Building".

***Sunday, September 17th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

For many years, visitors traveling to San Francisco came via ferry, and the Ferry Building, one of San Francisco's most famous landmarks, stood ready to welcome them. In the 1920s, the Ferry Building was the world's second-busiest transit terminal (after Charing Cross, London), with more than 50,000 people a day passing through the elegant structure, designed by architect A. Page Brown and opened in 1898. When the 1906 earthquake struck and the ensuing fire was destroying the city, the venerable waterfront icon stood above the ruins, giving residents hope that the city would recover and rise from the ashes. By 1939, with the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge both open, ferry traffic fell off. By the late 1950s, ferry service ended altogether, and the building's beautiful facade was blocked by the double-decker Embarcadero Freeway. With the freeway's demise after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the Ferry Building was restored and reopened in 2003. It is once again a beacon of civic pride, a landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and a public space that anchors the San Francisco waterfront.

About the author:

Author and freelance writer Anne Evers Hitz, a fifth-generation San Franciscan, has gathered together images from libraries and private collections to tell the Ferry Building story.

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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, September 17th, 2-4pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

September 2017 Poetry at Florey's.



Florey's Books invites you to our ongoing poetry event!

***Saturday, September 16th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Lisa Rosenberg and Nan Cohen.

From Sherri:

Dear Friends in Poetry,

Please note that this month, due to the intricate art of scheduling, our reading will be on Saturday, September 16.

I hope you can consider joining us for what is going to be a superlative evening of poetry. We will welcome Lisa Rosenberg, Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, and Nan Cohen, both gifted and accomplished poets.

As always, these days, we'll begin with open mic at 7:30. You are invited to read your work (3 minutes, please), or the work of your favorite poet. You are also very welcome just to listen. Afterward, we'll have a break, followed by the featured poets. It is so much appreciated if you bring a snack, drink or supplies (plates, napkins, cups) for the table, if you can.

About the featured poets:

LISA ROSENBERG

Lisa Rosenberg is the 2017-2018 Poet Laureate of San Mateo County. She holds degrees in Physics and Creative Writing, and received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University. A recovering engineer, her publications include technical and scientific articles in addition to poetry and prose in literary venues, including The Threepenny Review, POETRY, Shenandoah, Witness, Southwest Review, Poetry Daily, and The POETRY Anthology 1912 -2002. She has a series of craft essays in progress that explore connections and conflicts that can arise in multidisciplinary career paths. As Poet Laureate of a diverse Bay Area county, Lisa advocates for the expansion of poetry’s audience, authorship, influence, and subjects. She enjoys public speaking, especially for groups outside of poetry’s traditional support base; and also provides outreach to schools, workshop instruction, and community projects to showcase the poetry of local writers of all levels of experience.

NAN COHEN

Nan Cohen, the longtime poetry director of the Napa Valley Writers' Conference, is the author of two collections: Rope Bridge (2005) and Unfinished City (2017). Her work has appeared in magazines and anthologies including Ploughshares, Poet Lore, Poetry International, The New Republic and Slate. The recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Writer's Award, and a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she lives in Los Angeles and teaches at Viewpoint School and the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, September 16th, 7:30-9:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Monday, September 04, 2017

Writers Open Mic, September 9th at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to the Pacifica Writers Open Mic.

***Saturday, September 9th, 2-4pm***

The Pacifica Writers Open Mic is open to all readers and writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Come and share your work, or just listen and enjoy.

Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Open Mic:

***Saturday, September 9th, 2-4pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday Story Time at Florey's!



Florey's Book Co. invites you to Saturday Story Time!

***Saturday, September 9th, 10am-11am***

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole & Patrick Sayres and friends.
The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Saturday Story Time occurs the second Saturday each month.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, September 9th, 10am-11am***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

September 2017 Events at Florey's Book Co.



Florey's invites you to our special events this month!

Remember that you can get more information on each event as it approaches on our sites:

http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Florey's provides free Wi-fi internet access!

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Our special events this month:

-"San Francisco's Ferry Building"
Book event with author Anne Evers Hitz
A photo-history of the San Francisco landmark.
Sunday, September 17th, 2-4pm

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Please note our ongoing events:

-Monday Meditation Group
A guided meditation with Bruce Tassi and Amy Hanley
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm

-"Fiber Fridays", Knitting, Crochet, any sort of string craft,
Fridays, 6-8pm All varieties of string and fabric craft are welcome!

-Saturday Storytime! Children's event,
the second Saturday each month, September 9th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Writers Open Mic
Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!
Saturday, September 9th, 2-4pm

-Poetry at Florey's (note different date due to Fog Fest)
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
Saturday, September 16th, 7:30-9:30pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'A Man Called Ove' by Fredrik Backman
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, September 21st 7:00-8:30pm

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, September 28th, 7:30-9:00pm

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As always, we hope to see you!

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Monday, August 21, 2017

August 2017 Poetry at Florey's.



Florey's Books invites you to our ongoing poetry event!

***Saturday, August 26th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Sy Margaret Baldwin and Sherri Rose-Walker.

From Sherri:

Dear Poetry Community,

I hope you will consider joining us for our next evening of poetry at Florey's Books, when Sy Margaret Baldwin and I will be your featured poets. You are warmly welcome to bring you own, or a favorite poet's work to read at open mic (3 minutes, please - DO time yourself; I hate interrupting people, but will do that, if necessary!). The evening begins with open mic at 7:30, followed by a break, and the featured poets. Please also bring a snack, drink or supplies (cups, plates, napkins) for the table, if you can (this is SO much appreciated).

About the featured poets:

SY MARGARET BALDWIN

Sy was born and grew up in the West Midlands of England; she now resides in Long Barn, CA. Sy is the author of "Signal Fires". She has also been a featured poet in Sonora Seasons and Stanislaus Connections publications, as well as numerous literary magazines - including Poetry Now, Tule Review, Third Wednesday, Common Ground Review, and Calyx.

"I have a love of the outdoors. In 1978 I applied for a summer job with the US Forest Service and, to my surprise, was offered a job as a firefighter on Stanislaus National Forest. That was the beginning of a long career---first as a firefighter and then as a Wildlife Technician.

Sy recalls what led her to become an author. "At the age of eleven I learned to love poetry from a teacher who introducted me to the work of the English Romantics. Later, in my twenties, I began to write poetry myself." Her ideal place to write is at home, at her desk looking out at a beautiful cedar grove and sapling black oaks.

SHERRI ROSE-WALKER

I wrote my first poem (a limerick) when I was seven, and have written ever since; letters, journals and prose, as well as poetry. My teachers have been the works of other poets. Among the most influential have been Rainer Maria Rilke, May Sarton, Rumi, Denise Levertov, William Stafford, Joy Harjo, Van Morrison, Jane Hirshfield, William Shakespeare, Linda Hogan, William Butler Yeats and Ursula Le Guin. Wide reading in mythology, philosophy, anthropology, paleo and ancient history, psychology and spirituality have also deeply influenced my work.

My own poetry is most closely concerned with the inner and symbolic life, the mysterious alchemy governing what it means to be human, and yet to reach always for what is greater and beyond. I am continuingly concerned with the seasons of growth, waning, death and rebirth, in both the world and the heart. In my poetry, I seek to explore, and somehow find words to speak of the rooms in transformation’s house of gold.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, August 26th, 7:30-9:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Local Forum: 'Beauty & the Eye of the Beholder', August 24th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, August 24th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder.

From Nico:

Good Evening Everyone!

Once again, this topic is pretty open ended. Our hustle and bustle lifestyles really limit us from hitting the pause button to appreciate the beauty in art, people, or even the environment. The funny thing about beauty, is that it's also subjective, so what's beautiful to me, may be butt ugly to you.

And that's where the Local Forum comes in. For this meeting, let's get a chance to share stories on what we find beautiful in life, and maybe in turn, find out new beautiful things we should seek out.

Questions to consider
- what's your preferred medium of art? (Music, written word, pictures)
- what's one thing that just doesn't seem that appealing to you.
- can anything really be objectively beautiful or ugly?


Here is a link to a short video on the subject: https://youtu.be/wCEJHxd7KTw

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, August 24th, 7:30-9:00pm***
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Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10 am to 6 pm every day! (8 pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Glimpse into Indonesian History through Story with Dalang Publishing.



Florey's Books welcomes Dalang Publishing to present: A Glimpse into Indonesian History through Story.

About Dalang Publishing:
Dalang Publishing is a San Mateo–based publisher that provides English-language translations of Indonesian historical and cultural novels. Founded by Lian Gouw in the fall of 2011, Dalang, the Indonesian word for “master storyteller,” now lists nine titles that take the reader back to the early years of Dutch and British colonialization, from the 1600s through WWII and the revolution in the mid-1900s, to more current events that have significant, historical consequences.
Lian joins us to discuss Dalang’s titles and general information about Indonesia.

Presentations at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. provide an overview of Dalang’s books and its most recent 2017 publication, Dasamuka, by Junaedi Setiyono.

To history buffs and travel fans alike: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get an intimate peek at the colorful history and rich culture of Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago: 17,000 islands wrapped around the equator!

Light Indonesian refreshments served at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Saturday, August 19th, 11:00am-5:00pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo