Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Sea Cutter" Event with Author Tim Davis, March 7th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author , as he discusses his new book "Sea Cutter Book I: The Chronicles of Nathaniel Childe"

***Saturday, March 7th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

It's 1771 and I've just gotten a secret message from Father who -- all of New Bedford says -- went down with his ship in 1769. I know I promised Mother never to put to sea, but what's more important -- keeping a promise or finding Father? If you want to come with me, help me find a ship bound for the South Atlantic, and we'll search together for a legendary island, and Father.

But watch out for a smelly, slim, oily-looking sailor with a tattoo of a viper coiled around his arm. We're going to leave him far behind...

About the author:

Tim Davis got into trouble at age 12 for reading Treasure Island under his blankets by flashlight when he was supposed to be sleeping. When he grew up, he pursued his love of children’s literature by earning a PhD in English and teaching Children’s Literature at university. He left academia in order to move to the San Francisco Bay Area and teach elementary school under an emergency program that let college graduates teach if they worked in the inner city. Tim Davis still lives in the Bay Area with his family, and recently began writing a series of children’s books that he hopes will get some other kids in trouble for reading under the blankets with a flashlight.

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For more information, see his website:

http://timothydavisauthor.com/index.html
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 7th, 2pm-4pm***

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

"Chasing Serenity" Event with Author A.O. Sullivan, March 4th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author A.O. Sullivan, as she discusses her new book "Chasing Serenity: Journal of My Son's Addiction"

***Wednesday, March 4th, 7pm-8:30pm***

About the book:

Chasing Serenity, an intimate and mystical tale, is personal, relatable, moving, and immensely readable. It is an inspiring and thought-provoking book that approaches addiction and codependence from a perspective that many may not consider.

Author A. O. Sullivan recounts the tale of Maya C., who finds herself on a mythical, allegorical journey of self-discovery and recovery after she picks up her son, Frankie, from jail. If her son is to integrate into the "real" world, she must confront her own demons, and thus learns to use the unseen forces of universe to heal their relationship damaged by years of drug addiction. Determined to bring her son back from his self inflicted hell and understand how she created the "monster", as one therapist put it, she goes deep into the wicked web of her psyche during her walks in the woods.

Chasing Serenity takes you on a suspenseful and mysterious ride oscillating between the drudgery of real life legal battles, deep friendships with the Circle Sisters, and encounters with natural and archetypal personifications like Raven and Darkness who assist her in repairing her own broken heart, mending her fragmented family and confronting the stigma of drug addiction.

About the author:

A.O. Sullivan is an artist, therapist and healing guide. She has 30 years experience helping people realize their true natures through art, mindfulness and deep healing work. She lives with her husband in Pacifica, California where they both delight in exploring the mountain trails and noticing the synchronicities of the natural world.

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For more information, see her website:

https://serenitychasing.wordpress.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, March 4th, 7pm-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 (to 8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

"The Lore of the Camino de Santiago" Event with Author Jean Mitchell-Lanham, March 1st at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Jean Mitchell-Lanham, as she discusses her new book "The Lore of the Camino de Santiago: A literary Pilgrimage"

***Sunday, March 1st, 2-4pm***

About the book:

People go on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage for a variety of reasons: religious, midlife crisis, a need for adventure or miracle, to visit Hemingway’s 1920s hangouts, to pay homage to Saint James . . . Author Jean Mitchell-Lanham went for all the same reasons, and then her academic and literary interests set her off on a secondary journey to dig deeper into the mysteries and timeless draw of the pilgrimage.

The result is this book: a comprehensive review—complete with academic, regional, cultural, historical, and religious facts—enhanced by one woman’s real-life journey along the popular 500-mile spiritual trek. As a detailed study of a world-renowned pilgrimage site, the book is now an indispensable read before making the pilgrimage.

This book gives account of the legendary tales and literature that existed during the medieval era up to present day on the pilgrim's route to Santiago starting at the foot of the Pyrenees in France. Inclued are tales from the medieval manuscripts of the Psuedo Turpin and the Codex Calixtinus. We travel down a road filled with stories, through towns that marketed them to their advantage. The epic poems, Chanson de Roland and El Cid along with the poetry of Alfonso the Wise are just a few of the medieval gems. We meet the 16th and 17th century picaresque novels and move right along to the beautiful poems of Rosalia de Castro in the 19th century along with her adversary, the novelist, Emilia Bazan. We meet foreign authors too who link themselves to the Camino. It's a literary adventure you don't want to miss.

About the author:

Jean Mitchell-Lanham is a pilgrim currently living near San Francisco. She received her PhD from The Ohio State University in Romance languages and literatures with a concentration in Spanish medieval literature. She has traveled extensively worldwide and lived for extended periods of time in Spain, Mexico and the Republic of Panama. In addition to her love for foreign languages and literature, she holds a Black Belt in martial arts and is a certified assistant scuba instructor. She has dived world-wide including the South Sea Islands and Alaska photographing sea life and assisting marine biologists as a safety diver. She received her PhD from The Ohio State University in Romance languages and literatures with a concentration in Spanish medieval literature. Her other interests include adopting unwanted Dalmatians which she has done for more than 40 years. She is currently raising numbers 16 and 17.

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For more information, see her website:

http://www.theliterarypilgrimage.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, March 1st, 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 (to 8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

March 2015 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:

-"Lore of the Camino de Santiago"
Book event with author Jean Mitchell-Lanham
A contemporary review of the ancient pilgrimage.
More at: http://www.theliterarypilgrimage.com/
Sunday, March 1st, 2-4pm

-"Chasing Serenity: Journal of My Son's Addiction"
Book event with author A.O. Sullivan
A novel of addiction and love.
More at: https://serenitychasing.wordpress.com/
Wednesday, March 4th, 7pm

-"Sea Cutter: Chronicles of Nathaniel Childe"
Book event with author Tim Davis
An exciting tale of a boys sea adventure.
More at: http://www.timothydavisauthor.com/
Saturday, March 7th, 2-4pm

-"The Warm Kitchen Cookbook"
Book event with author and chef Amy Fothergill
Gluten-free recipes anyone can make & everyone will love
More at: http://amythefamilychef.com/
Saturday, March 14th, 2-4pm

-"March to November"
Book event with author Byddi Lee
A novel of friends and foes in modern-day Belfast, Ireland
More at: http://www.byddilee.com/
Saturday, March 21st, 2-4pm

-"A Little Witch in Summer Camp"
Book event with author Mike Romano
Little witch Isabel & her crew change their town for the better
More at: http://storiesbymikeromano.com/
Saturday, March 28th, 1-3pm

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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, March 14th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Sharon the Health
Natural wellness workshops with Sharon Caren
More info & RSVP (650) 359-6579
or: sharon@sharonthehealth.com
Wednesday, March 18th, 6:45pm-8:30pm

-Pacifica Writers Forum, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month,
Mar. 19th, 7:30 pm. Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month,
drinks + light bites. All are welcome to join!
This month: "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins
Tuesday, March 24th 7:30pm

-Culture Club - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
Drinks + light bites. All are welcome to join!
Wednesday, March 25th, 7:30pm

-Poetry at Florey's, the last Saturday of the month,the 28th, 7:30-9:30pm
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.

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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, February 23, 2015

February 2015 Poetry at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, February 28th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are: Stephen Kopel and Nancy Wakeman. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic period. Open mic sign-up is first come, first served. This event is open to the public and free of charge. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage to share.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, February 28th, 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, February 16, 2015

First Meeting of the Pacifica Culture Club at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our new culture discussion club!

***Wednesday, February 25th, 7:30pm***

From the host, Amanda:

Similar to a book club but so many more ways to engage! Instead of just a book assignment, there will be a topic assignment with varying options to choose from to experience. The topics will range from lighthearted, to educational to current events and the 'engagement options' will range from books, movies, events, music, poetry, articles, and more all revolving around the assigned topic. Then at meetings we will discuss the topic and how it translated across the mediums. It is not expected you do all of them!! Just one, unless you want to do more. As well it's encouraged to bring in anything relevant to the topic to share, poems, short videos, songs, articles, etc. See February's assignment for an example!

February's topic is: BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Please choose at least one of the following to engage in before the meeting!

1. FICTION BOOK: Calling Me Home By Julie Kibler

2. NON-FICTION: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

3. MOVIE: Selma
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020072/

4. EVENT: Lecture at the Museum of African Dispora (MoAD) called #Did Black Lives Ever Matter? with Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. 2/8 3PM
http://www.moadsf.org/event/lecture-black-lives-ever-matter-reverend-dr-jeremiah-wright-jr/?instance_id=12343

5. EVENT: sf|noir Giants of Jazz on Film 2/21 8PM
http://www.sfnoir.org/return-to-apollo

6. EVENT: sf|noir GOLDEN: A New Intersection of Music, Art and Culture, 2/7 8PM
http://www.sfnoir.org/golden

This club is for those that love the civil discussion, that want to dive into more than just books... but all sorts of mediums to experience any number of topics! As far as February's topic goes, it is a timely and current first topic that I hope is full of potential conversation. If you plan to come please chose one or more of these options (and please feel free to recommend more on the topic!)

Drinks and light bites will be available! Feel free to bring a snack or a beverage to share!

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For more information, and to connect directly, see the Nextdoor Sharp Park event listings:

https://sharppark.nextdoor.com/events/calendar/

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Culture Club
***wednesday, February 25th, 7:30pm***

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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

First Meeting of the Pacifica Book Club at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our new book club!

***Tuesday, February 24th 7:30pm***

From the host, Amanda:

First Book Assignment! All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Please have finished reading the book by our first meeting! I've already begun, so far so good! Also, before the meeting I'll be sending out a poll to decide on our next book early so that it'll be available at Florey's if you wish to purchase the next month's book there.

This is the classic book club where all are welcome! Each month a book is chosen, read and discussed at each meeting. It'll be held at Florey's, an independent bookstore in Pacifica. At the first meeting we will decide what types of books and how we'll handle book selection. Each meeting moving forward we'll all decide on a book together, but for the sake of ease I'll make the first book selection.

Drinks and small bites will be available, feel free to bring anything to contribute, I expect the first meeting to go no later than 9pm. My name is Amanda and I will be your discussion leader for the first meeting! Hope to see a good turnout!

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For more information, and to connect directly, see the Nextdoor Sharp Park event listings:

https://sharppark.nextdoor.com/events/calendar/

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Tuesday, February 24th, 7:30pm***

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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

Pacifica Writers Forum, February 19th at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to the Pacifica Writers Forum.

***Thursday, February 19th, 7:30pm***

The Pacifica Writers Forum 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.

The Pacifica Writers Forum meets the third Thursday of each month.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Forum: ***Thursday, February 19th, 7:30pm***

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

Sunday, February 08, 2015

“Reading Robert Frost” Discussion with poet Casey FitzSimons, February 14th at Florey's!



Florey’s Book Company welcomes Redwood City poet Casey FitzSimons for the third in a series of discussions of Robert Frost’s poems. Casey is a widely published poet writing in form and free verse. She has a background in visual art, editing, and criticism. Her chapbooks include Against the Familiar Wall (2014) and Standing in the Open House (2013). She has a master’s degree in Fine Arts from San José State University.

From Casey:

“Frost’s can be deeply self-reflective. At the extreme, it’s hard to know what he’s talking about. We’ll try to unravel the “ulterior” meaning (Frost’s own expression) in some of his later, more philosophical works:

Design
For Once, Then, Something
The Most of It
Directive

Some of the topics we’ll touch on are extended metaphor, a poet’s wellspring of inspiration, and allusion to other works.”

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This is a free discussion event. Non-poets are welcome. Poem copies will be provided. No need to commit to other sessions. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you know you’ll attend, RSVP to casey.fitzsimons@gmail.com or (650) 224-9857, or contact her with specific questions.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, February 14th, 2:00–4:00 pm***

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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

Saturday Story Time at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, February 14th, 10am-11am***

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole 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, February 14th, 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 (to 8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Friday, January 30, 2015

February 2015 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:

-"Reading Robert Frost"
Discussion series with Casey FitzSimons
Develop your powers of poetic interpretation.
Call (650)224-9857 for more information.
Saturday, February 14th, 2-4 pm

-¡NEW! Book Club (ongoing)
Get to know your neighbors to read and discuss the book of the month,
drinks + light bites. All are welcome to join!
Tuesday, February 24th, 7:30pm

-¡NEW! Culture Club (ongoing)
Instead of just one book a month, engage in conversation of a monthly topic
through movies, articles, poetry, events and more.
Drinks + light bites. All are welcome to join!
Wednesday, February 25th, 7:30pm

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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, February 14th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Pacifica Writers Forum, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month,
Feb. 19th, 7:30 pm. Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!

-Poetry at Florey's, the last Saturday of the month,the 28th, 7:30-9:30pm
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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

Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 2015 Poetry at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, January 31st, 7:30-9:30pm***

From Sherri:

Though continuingly astonished by the swift passage of time, it is, indeed, time for the first poetry reading of the new year at Florey's Books! If it's been a while since you've joined us, consider coming to this celebration of language and poetry, and if you've been with us for previous readings, consider helping us welcome in the new, poetic year. Enliven the celebration by bringing a snack or beverage to share. These evenings feature wonderful poetry, light refreshments, convivial company, conversation with like-minded others, an open mic to share your own or your favorite poet's work, and an opportunity to support a brave and staunchly independent book store.

About the featured poets:

KARI ANN FLICKINGER

In her poetry, Kari Flickinger makes use of form and sound to evoke the emotions of her observations on daily life: at times the mundane bits, and sometimes in her unique attempt at grasping toward the infinite. She has been published in The Falcon Scratch, and Susurrus Literary Magazines and won an honorable mention in the first annual Diablo Valley College Literary Contest. Her lyrics and music have been featured in a documentary by journalist Peter Laufer. She works as a tutor living in the Bay Area with her flat-faced black cat, Oscar and her computer-programming fella, Bill. Also, her inexplicable passion for ocean critters compels her to paint pictures of jellyfish, often.

CHRISTINA LLOYD

Born in Hong Kong, raised in the Philippines and educated in the United States, Christina Lloyd holds an MA in Hispanic languages and literatures from U.C. Berkeley, and an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University (U.K.). In addition to publishing two chapbooks, her work appears in various journals, including The North.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, January 31st, 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

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Yarn Over! Craft Swap, Saturday, Jan. 24th, 11am-1pm!



Florey's Books invites you to "Yarn Over!", a string/fabric craft buy/sell/trade event.

***Saturday, January 24th, 11am-1pm***

Do you have overflowing yarn baskets, extra supplies, pattern books, etc? Bring them to Yarn Over! and buy/sell/trade/swap with other crafty folks.

The event is free, so come by and get rid of things you don't need any longer, and perhaps find something you've been after for a long time.

We hope to see you!

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***Saturday, January 24th, 11am-1pm***

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