Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pacifica Book Club: 'Fates and Furies' Jan.19th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, January 19th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our January book, 'Fates and Furies' by Lauren Groff.

About the book:

Fates and Furiesis a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its trutbut its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.

About the author:

Lauren Groff is the New York Times-bestselling author of three novels, The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies, and the celebrated short-story collection Delicate Edible Birds. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, and several Best American Short Stories anthologies; has won the Paul Bowles Prize for Fiction, the PEN/O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize; and has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Award for New Writers, and the L.A. Times Book Prize.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, January 19th, 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

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Pacifica Writers Forum, January 14th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, January 14th, 2-4pm***

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.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Forum:

***Saturday, January 14th, 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, January 14th, 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, January 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! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Friday, December 30, 2016

River Beneath Our House - book event with author Michael Romano, Jan. 7th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Michael Romano as he discusses his new book, "The River Beneath Our House".

***Saturday, January 7th, 1-3pm***

About the Book:

What secrets lie below a five hundred year old Venetian palazzo? Two adventure-loving kids (and their dad) are about to find out!

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For more information on Mr. Romano, and a previews of his books, visit:
http://storiesbymikeromano.com
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, January 7th, 1-3pm***

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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

January 2017 Events at Florey's Book Co.



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

2017 marks our 40th year in business. Thanks to all our valued customers!

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:

-New Year's Day
*Florey's will be closed today.*
Sunday, January 1st

-"The River Beneath Our House"
Book event with author Michael Romano
A new children's adventure story.
http://storiesbymikeromano.com/
Saturday, January 7th, 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, January 14th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Pacifica Writers Forum
Saturday, January 14th, 2-4pm
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.
This month: 'Fates and Furies' by Lauren Groff
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, January 19th 7:00pm

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, January 26th, 7:00pm

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

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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

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Pacifica Book Club: 'Brooklyn' Dec.15th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, December 15th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our December book, 'Brooklyn' by Colm Tóibín.

About the book:

In Ireland in the early 1950s, Eilis Lacey is one of many who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Leaving behind her family and country, Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn, and to a crowded boarding house where the landlady's intense scrutiny and the small jealousies of her fellow residents only deepen her isolation. Slowly, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life -- and finally, she begins to realize that she has found a sort of happiness. As she falls in love, news comes from home that forces her back to Enniscorthy -- not to the constrictions of her old life, but to new possibilities which conflict deeply with the life she has left behind in Brooklyn.

About the author:

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections. Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, December 15th, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 8pm - December 1st-24th!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Grieving our Lost Animals with Marti Joslyn, Dec. 11th at Florey's



Florey's welcomes Marti Joslyn, Intuitive Animal Communicator as she leads an animal grief class.

***Sunday, December 11th, 2-4pm***

About the class:

Grieving our Lost Animals

At the end of every year we often remember those loved ones who have died. Sometimes we don’t know how to acknowledge our Animal Family as well. Bring your tender hearts and be with others who wish to share their experiences in a safe, compassionate, joyful and confidential space. In this time together you will learn ways to connect with your Animal’s Spirit as well as how to move through the Grieving process.

Bring pictures or objects for the Altar to honor your sweetly departed.
Bring Water to drink during class.

About Ms. Joslyn:

Marti Joslyn is an Animal Communicator.  She has worked with animals all her life, in many different capacities.  She works with all types of animals from the domestic to the exotic. She has honed her skills as a compassionate and empowered communicator. From her many years of experience, Marti understands that all animals have information to communicate from their unique perspective. Marti's lifelong journey, respecting and understanding animal wisdom, is available to assist you. Phone Readings are available upon request.  

--A $20 fee is requested by Ms. Joslyn--

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For more information, see her site:
http://www.allcreaturespeak.org/
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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, December 11th, 2-4pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 8pm - December 1st-24th!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Pacifica Writers Forum, December 10th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, December 10th, 2-4pm***

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.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Forum:

***Saturday, December 10th, 2-4pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 8pm - December 1st-24th!
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, December 10th, 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, December 10th, 10am-11am***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 8pm - December 1st-24th!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Growing up in San Francisco / St. Cecilia Parish - Two-book event with author Frank Dunnigan, Dec. 7th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes author Frank Dunnigan as he discusses his two new books, "Growing Up in San Francisco: More Boomer Memories from Playland to Candlestick Park" and "San Francisco's St. Cecilia Parish: A History"

***Wednesday, December 7th, 7pm***

About the books:

Growing Up in San Francisco:

Newcomers and visitors can still enjoy iconic San Francisco with activities like riding a cable car or taking in the view from Twin Peaks. But San Franciscans cherish memories of a place quite different. They reminisce about seafood dinners at A. Sabella's on Fisherman's Wharf, the enormous Christmas tree in Union Square's City of Paris department store and taking a handful of dimes to Playland-at-the-Beach for arcade games and cotton candy. In his second volume of these unforgettable stories, local author and historian Frank Dunnigan vividly recalls the many details that made life special in the City by the Bay for generations.

St. Cecilia's Parish:

Originally housed in a two-story home and then in an old converted schoolhouse along Taraval Street in 1917, San Francisco s St. Cecilia Church today stands as a cultural pillar and architectural gem of the Parkside District. The parish continually grew to meet the demands of its members, despite the hardships brought on by events like the Great Depression and both world wars. Through years of expansions, new construction and additions, the parish remains an active gathering place for thousands of people. Local author Frank Dunnigan utilizes community remembrances and photos from dozens of different sources to tell the story of a vibrant parish that continues to live up to its motto: The Finest, the Greatest and the Best.

About the author:

Baby boomer Frank Dunnigan has family roots in San Francisco that can be traced all the way back to 1860. A graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep and the University of San Francisco, he spent more than twenty-five years as a bank auditor and a corporate trainer, and is now a recent retiree after a career with the federal government. He has authored two other books on San Francisco history for The History Press, and writes a monthly column, STREETWISE, for the Western Neighborhoods Project.

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, December 7th, 7pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 8pm - December 1st-24th!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Coastside Detectives: Changing Tides - Book Event with Author Matthew F. O'Malley, Dec. 4th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Matthew F. O'Malley as he discusses his novel, "Coastside Detectives: Changing Tides"

***Sunday, December 4th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

When a psychic warns Mike Mason of a death threat against his life and of dramatic changes in the lives of those around him, he brushes off these warnings with his usual sardonic wit; only to find himself waking up at a local hospital. Betrayals of close friends are soon uncovered as well as a compromised computer system which leads Mike Mason to the heart of San Francisco's Financial District, an organization bent upon international acts of terrorism, and an old nemesis. From high-rise gun battles to fire bombings of their offices and homes, Mike Mason confronts his ghosts and his past, finding both are intertwined in blood. In Coastside Detectives Changing Tides, the fourth book in the series, Mike Mason realizes the game has changed forever.


About the author:

Matthew O’Malley was born and raised in San Francisco and is a current resident of the small town of Pacifica. A detective novel, film noir, and classic radio mystery buff, he is the author of several books and collections of short stories.

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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, December 4th, 2-4pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 8pm - December 1st-24th!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Roll Call~Reveille Book Event with Author Jean Bartlett, Dec. 3rd at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Jean Bartlett as she discusses her book, "Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Colma: Roll Call~Reveille"

***Saturday, December 3rd, 1:30-4:30pm***

About the book:

Pacifica Tribune writer's new book honors Bay Area residents who served.

In 2012, Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma, California – where more than 370,000 have been laid to rest – commissioned longtime Pacifica Tribune writer Jean Bartlett to write a historic guide book in honor of their 125th anniversary. In Jean's newly released book, "Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma: Roll Call ~ Reveille," readers will meet numerous individuals, now at rest at Holy Cross, who served in wars dating back to the U.S.-Mexican War.

"Roll Call ~ Reveille," offers 55 deeply researched biographical tales which frequently travel familiar streets and places of the Bay Area. It is dedicated to all the members of the United States Armed Forces – past, present, and future.

About the Author:

Born in San Francisco, Jean Bartlett has worked as the Arts and Features Correspondent for the Pacifica Tribune for the past 13 years and continuing. She has also written for such print and online media as the San Jose Mercury, the Oakland Tribune, the San Mateo Times and Bay Area Business Woman. A family history biographer, she writes individual histories for both private clients and memorial websites such as Making Everlasting Memories. The author of the award-winning children’s book 'IndiAsia and the Dragon', Ms. Bartlett has additionally written theater for American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory, the Barefoot Play Readers Repertory Theatre Company and the Pacifica School District . Her online website, Jean’s Magazines, provides press (in-depth interviews and reviews) for artists and musicians. She is the scriptwriter behind the online, Quip Films by Bartlett. Additionally she has written for Hallmark Cards, Inc. and worked as a Bay Area lyricist/melody writer. Her grandparents are interred at Holy Cross.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, December 3rd, 1:30-4:30pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 8pm - December 1st-24th!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

December 2016 Events at Florey's Book Co.



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

***Holiday Hours! Open 10am to 8pm December 1st-24th***

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:

-"Roll Call~Reveille"
Book event with author Jean Bartlett
55 profiles of veterans laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery
Saturday, December 3rd, 1:30-4:30pm

-"Coastside Detectives: Changing Tides"
Book event with author Matthew F. O'Malley
The newest entry in this local mystery novel series!
Sunday, December 4th, 2-4pm

-"Growing Up in San Francisco" & "St. Cecilia Parish"
Two-book event with author Frank Dunnigan
Two new local history books
Wednesday, December 7th, 7pm

-Holiday Harp Music
Performed by Sharon Affeltranger
Saturday, December 17th, late afternoon

-Christmas and New Year's Day
*Florey's will be closed both days.*
Sunday, Dec. 25th & Sunday Jan. 1st

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Please note our ongoing events:

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

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

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

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Brooklyn' by Colm Toibin
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, December 15th 7:00-8:30pm

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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 8pm December 1st-24th!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo