Friday, November 17, 2017

The Blue Shoes - Book event with author Saul Isler, Nov. 25th at Florey's.



Florey's Books welcomes author Saul Isler as he discusses his book, "The Blue Shoes".

***Saturday, November 25th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

There’s something for everyone in this wide-ranging short story collection by master storyteller Saul Isler. From noir thriller to humor, from hard-won triumph over adversity to Saul’s own performance(?) with the Metropolitan Opera, these tales will amuse, dazzle, and fascinate as Isler takes you on a journey through territories both familiar and fantastic.

About the author:

Saul Isler has authored a book of 24 short stories, The Man in the Parking Lot, and three novels comprising his "Missing" trilogy: Babe Ruth Is Missing, Shakespeare Is Missing and the as yet unfinished Jesus Is Missing, plus the young adult novel, The Cave at Devils Elbow. His latest book is The Majestic Acrostic, a light-hearted treatise on the solving of acrostic puzzles. He and his cat, Andy, live in Santa Monica, California.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, November 25th, 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

Friday, November 10, 2017

Investing 3.0 - Book event with author Richard A. Raybin, Nov. 18th at Florey's.



Florey's Books welcomes author Richard A. Raybin as he discusses his book, "Investing 3.0".

***Saturday, November 18th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

The financial world can seem unwieldy and hard to navigate, frustrating the best of us. But although it can be daunting, financial markets are based on a solid foundation: move money from those who have excess to those who need it, and in the process, allow each party to get something in return.

That return is the goal of all investors, and how to increase returns is the focus of this book. Modern techniques have made investing easier and more accessible. This book will empower you with the knowledge to make the best investment decisions. Advances in financial-market technology and investment strategies have yielded new knowledge and methods that are increasingly profitable. First, the use of computers pushed the industry forward. That was followed by the revolutionary introduction of index and mutual funds. What’s on the horizon is even more exciting and potentially lucrative.

Invaluable to anyone interested in making smart investments, Investing 3.0 demystifies the entire process. This detailed manual includes a historical overview, explanations of how investing strategies are changing, portfolio recommendations, and advice for selecting a professional advisor. Turn frustration into progress and savings into profit.

About the author:

Rick Raybin has forty years of experience in the financial industry. He holds a BA in economics from Bowdoin College and an MBA in finance and accounting from Columbia University. He worked as a certified public accountant for Coopers and Lybrand before becoming CFO of Rosenberg Real Estate Equity Funds. In that position, he teamed up with major US banks and insurance companies to form the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, and he served as its first president and chairman. He currently works as a financial advisor.

Raybin lives in San Mateo, California with his wife, Ramona. He has four adult children. His interests include tennis and amateur theater. He also volunteers with community organizations, often serving as treasurer and advising on endowment investment strategies.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, November 18th, 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

Florey's Book Club: 'The Little Red Chairs' November 16th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, November 16th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our November book, 'The Little Red Chairs' by Edna O'Brien.

About the book:

One night, in the dead of winter, a mysterious stranger arrives in the small Irish town of Cloonoila. Broodingly handsome, worldly, and charismatic, Dr. Vladimir Dragan is a poet, a self-proclaimed holistic healer, and a welcome disruption to the monotony of village life. Before long, the beautiful black-haired Fidelma McBride falls under his spell and, defying the shackles of wedlock and convention, turns to him to cure her of her deepest pains.
Then, one morning, the illusion is abruptly shattered. While en route to pay tribute at Yeats's grave, Dr. Vlad is arrested and revealed to be a notorious war criminal and mass murderer. The Cloonoila community is devastated by this revelation, and no one more than Fidelma, who is made to pay for her deviance and desire. In disgrace and utterly alone, she embarks on a journey that will bring both profound hardship and, ultimately, the prospect of redemption. Moving from Ireland to London and then to The Hague, THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS is Edna O'Brien's first novel in ten years -- a vivid and unflinching exploration of humanity's capacity for evil and artifice as well as the bravest kind of love.

About the author:

Edna O'Brien is the author of The Country Girls trilogy, The Light of Evening, The Love Object, and many other acclaimed books. Born and raised in the west of Ireland, O'Brien has lived in London for many years.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, November 16th, 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, November 05, 2017

Writers Open Mic, November 11th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, November 11th, 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, November 11th, 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, November 11th, 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, November 11th, 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

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Face the Lion - Book event with author Mark Marchetti, Nov. 4th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Mark Marchetti as he discusses his book, "Face the Lion".

***Saturday, November 4th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

Coming of age as a young Maasai in Africa required a series of rituals, followed up by an act of extreme courage. If you were successful and didn't die in the process you became a Maasai warrior earning the respect of the tribe. This was the practice for centuries. It was not questioned as right or wrong but was the expected goal of every young boy. To our modern first world outlook many of these rites of passage seem like nothing more than barbaric practices of an unsophisticated third world. Yet these practices endured, suiting the needs of these cultures. In the modern world, with all its legal processes, coming of age is often determined by reaching a specific age. When you can drive, when you can smoke, when you can drink, when you can marry, when you can go to war... all determined by age. True, you might have to pass a written test or show a physical skill level, but in truth, it's never much of a test. We expect that by a certain age a person has reached a level of maturity to accept responsibility. We expect they will be able to face adversity, tragedy, fear, doubt, and all life will throw at them. In 1930, Marlin Colby is a young man from a wealthy family in Charleston, South Carolina. Circumstances will force him to leave his home, go to sea and finally end up in Africa... a far different world. He will learn about a father he barely knew, he will learn about himself... but most importantly, he will learn to face the lion.

About the author:

Mark Marchetti was born and raised near San Jose, California. He graduated from Los Altos High School and went on to earn degrees from De Anza College and California State University San Jose. During his childhood years he was primarily involved in sports and music activities. He became a music instructor at the age of fifteen while still in high school and was a musician into his college years. At the age of seventeen his parents gave him perhaps the greatest, most long lasting gift of his life... SCUBA diving lessons. He has always been fascinated by the sea and spent a great deal of time at the beaches near Santa Cruz, hanging out with friends or surfing. Diving has taken him all over the world exposing him to many of the exotic people and places he writes about. He has been a diving instructor, search and rescue diver and has done commercial dive work. He continues to travel and dive on a regular basis. Mark has always loved history and his writing mixes fiction with historical facts and legends. After college he began a twenty eight year career in law enforcement. He still teaches firearms training at the Police Academy. During his earlier years he also became interested in auto and motorcycle racing, participating in races for a few years. He still enjoys a cruise down Highway 1 on his Harley Davidson enjoying some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Hunting, fishing and golf are also priorities in his life. Mark has four adult children and lives with his wife , Pamela, dividing their time between homes in Montara, California and Catalina Island.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, November 4th, 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

Friday, October 27, 2017

November 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!

--Please note we will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23rd--

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Our special events this month:

-"Face the Lion"
Book event with author Mark Marchetti
Historical fiction by a Coastside author.
Saturday, November 4th, 2-4pm

-"Investing 3.0"
Book event with author Richard A. Raybin
How to profit from what the creators of index funds discovered.
Saturday, November 18th, 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, November 11th, 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, November 11th, 2-4pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'The Little Red Chairs' by Edna O'Brien
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, November 16th 7:00-8:30pm

-The Discussion Group & Poetry at Florey's will return in January.

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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

Sunday, October 22, 2017

October 2017 Poetry at Florey's.




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

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

The featured poets this month are Patrice Haan and Christina Lloyd.

From Sherri:

Ladies and Gentleman,

I would like to announce the last evening of Poetry at Florey's for the 2017. I feel fortunate to be able to introduce two friends as our featured poets, Patrice Haan and Christina Lloyd, to close out our season in elegant style. As well as being a poet, Patrice (whom many of you will remember), is a singer, songwriter and Celtic harper, and we can look forward to her musical as well as poetic artistry.

I hope you will consider joining us for the last evening of the year, bring along a poem or two to read at open mic (3 minutes, please), and a snack, drink or supplies (napkins, cups, plates) for the table, if you can. We'll begin with open mic at 7:30, take a break, and come back to hear our features.

About the featured poets:

PATRICE HAAN

The elevator speech: Patrice Haan (Oakland CA) is a harper, singer, songwriter, composer and wordsmith, devoted to the healing presence of listening.

The longer version: I grew up in a family in love with words and music. My upbringing and larger story also taught me that we all long for stories and we all long to be heard. And the intersection of all those activities is comfort and joy.

I’ve been writing all my life and actively composing for over 20 years. In recent years I decided to use harp to add a new dimension to my poetry. Feedback has been encouraging: Your harp music created depth and dimensionality that I have rarely seen at any event. [Your work brings] us together to a deeper & peaceful place.
The Oakland Tribune’s Dave Newhouse wrote: “the most towering aspect of her music is her poetry. This Walt Whitman on the harp can quiet a room into absolute silence.”
As well as playing therapeutic music with Healing Muses, a non-profit that provides music for healing in local hospitals, I have recorded three albums of original music, lush, melodic collections for harp and piano, and perform jazz standards with Tony Marcus in the Bay-area duo, Leftover Dreams.

I have had poems published in San Francisco Peace & Hope, We’Moon, North Coast Literary Review and am honoured to return to Florey’s Books Poetry Series.

Visit Patrice’s sites at www.patricehaan.com, www.leftoverdreams.com and www.healingmuses.org.

CHRISTINA LLOYD

Christina Lloyd holds a master's degree in creative writing from Lancaster University (U.K.) and a master’s degree in Hispanic languages and literatures from U.C. Berkeley. Her work appears in various publications, including The North and Canadian Woman Studies. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in creative writing through Lancaster University. She lives in San Francisco.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, October 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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Local Forum: 'The Cost of Living', October 26th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, October 26th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: The cost of living.

From Nico:

Last month's discussion regarding education was fun, and we even managed to have a new face come by! Towards the end of the discussion, we started to talk about how even having a higher education doesn't guarantee you'll live comfortably, especially out here in the bay area.

So since Measure C is coming to a vote next month, and a majority of us have lived around in Pacifica to experience what is happening money and price wise, it's only fitting that the discussion on October 26th should be: The Cost of Living.

Admittedly, my expertise on this subject isn't as vast as some of yours are. So I hope to learn as much as I can about the nuances of the housing market and the cultural shift we're beginning to see.

Questions to Consider:
-How much was the rent for your first apartment?
-What would be a reasonable rent for an apartment now?
-With people moving out of the city, how does that affect the community?
-Do you know of anyone who's considering moving out or already out of the bay area?


Some links to help start the thought process:
Measure C Rent control information
https://ballotpedia.org/Pacifica,_California,_Rent_Control,_Measure_C_(November_2017)

Many Consider Leaving Bay Area News story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9a8zWxlZ-w

The price of this dialogue is free, so I hope you're able to come down and share some insights!

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, October 26th, 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