Friday, November 14, 2014

"Reading Robert Frost 2" discussion event with poet Casey FitzSimons, November 22nd at Florey’s!



Florey’s Book Company welcomes Redwood City poet Casey FitzSimons for the second 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 Standing in the Open House (2013) and The Breeze Was Mine: Poems in Form (2013). She has a master’s degree in Fine Arts from San José State University.

***Saturday, November 22nd, 2:00–4:00 pm***

From Casey:
“Frost’s “talking poems” tell stories of life in the New England farming community, but delve into universal themes of death, responsibility, and self-sufficiency. We’ll read and discuss

Death of the Hired Man
Home Burial
Two Tramps in Mud Time

Some of the topics we’ll touch on are the use of dialogue in poetry, Frost’s supposed preference for everyday language, and blank verse (meter without rhyme).”

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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, November 22nd, 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

Sharon the Health Presents: "Healthy Holidays" w/ Guest Lorna Rodriguez Wong, Nov. 19th at Florey's!



Florey's Book Co. welcomes Sharon Caren and guest speaker Chef Lorna Rodriguez Wong.

***Wednesday, November 19th, 6:45-8:30pm***

From Sharon:

Our very own Oily Chef will be on hand to help you with new ideas to spice up your Holiday Meals this year!

Lorna is returning with new recipes that reveal secrets to make your Holiday Parties and Family Gatherings a huge and delicious success. She'll also explain the importance of using the best natural ingredients to start with and how, being a very busy woman, she accomplishes it.

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The event is free but please RSVP!
Call Sharon 650.359.6579 or email
Sharon@sharonthehealth.com

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, November 19th, 6:45-8:30pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm on Fridays)

Monday, November 10, 2014

RMD Designs Art & Jewelry Boutique! November 16th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes Ryann Murrin-DeSouza of RMD Designs as she displays and sells her art works!

***Sunday, November 16th, 11am-6pm***

Ryann Murrin is a local artist and designer that works in a variety of media including ceramics, painting, jewelry, and clothing design. She will have a wide variety of all of her various works on display and for sale during this event.

Ms. Murrin is originally from Ohio, but moved across the country to California. She been engaged in the creative arts since she was able to hold a crayon to paper. She received a Bachelor's degree in ceramics from Kent State University in 2002. She hopes to one day open a school of the arts.

For more information and sample images of her works, please see her online here:

http://ryannmurrin.com

and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/RMD-Designs/328546987180433

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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, November 16th, 11am-6pm***

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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

"Star Stone Phone" and "My Italian Wizard Class 101" Dual Book Signing with Author Michael Romano, November 15th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Michael Romano as he discusses his new books "The Star Stone Phone" and "My Italian Wizard Class 101".

***Saturday, November 15th, 1-3pm***

About the Books:

"The Star Stone Phone"
After discovering a curious, magical little rock, Joshua makes a connection from across the universe that will change him forever! Prepare for the magical and fantastic as Joshua discovers the wonders of his world … and beyond!

"My Italian Wizard Class 101"
Michael found himself in an ancient country with a new life before him. One day, on the land where he and his father would build his new house, he makes a magical discovery that will change his new future before it starts!

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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, November 15th, 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

Saturday, November 01, 2014

"Emporium Department Store" Book Event with Author Anne Evers Hitz, November 9th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Anne Evers Hitz as she discusses her new book "Emporium Department Store".

***Sunday, November 9th, 2-4pm***

About the Book:

The Emporium—“California’s Largest, America’s Grandest Store”—was a major shopping destination on San Francisco’s Market Street for a century, from 1896 to 1996. Shoppers flocked to the mid-price store with its beautiful dome and bandstand. Patrons could find anything at the Emporium, from jewelry to stoves, and it was a meeting place for friends to enjoy tea while listening to the Emporium Orchestra. Founded as the Emporium and Golden Rule Bazaar, the store flourished until the disastrous 1906 earthquake. Once it reopened in 1908, it dominated shopping downtown until mid-century. Many San Franciscans remember with great nostalgia the Christmas Carnival on the roof, complete with slides, a skating rink, and a train. Santa always arrived in grand style with a big parade down Market Street. After World War II, the Emporium, which had merged with H.C. Capwell & Co. in the late 1920s, began its push and opened branch stores throughout the San Francisco Bay area. However, as competition increased, the company’s financial situation worsened, and the Emporium name was no more in 1996.

About the Author:

Author and freelance writer Anne Evers Hitz, a descendant of one of the Emporium’s founders, has gathered together images from libraries and private collections to tell the Emporium story.

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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, November 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

“Reading Robert Frost” Discussion with poet Casey FitzSimons, November 8th at Florey's!



Florey’s Book Company welcomes Redwood City poet Casey FitzSimons for the first 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 Standing in the Open House (2013) and The Breeze Was Mine: Poems in Form (2013). She has a master’s degree in Fine Arts from San José State University.

From Casey:

“We’ll develop our powers of poetic interpretation using well-known works of Robert Frost, one of America’s most famous and most accessible poets. We’ll read and discuss

Mending Wall
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
The Road Not Taken
Mowing

Some of the topics we’ll touch on are types of poems, poetic theme, metaphor and meaning, and poetic form (including rhythm and rhyme).”

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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, November 8th, 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, November 8th, 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, November 8th, 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, October 31, 2014

November 2014 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.
Saturdays, November 8th & 22nd, 2-4 pm

-"Emporium Department Store"
Book event with author Anne Evers Hitz
A new photo history of the beloved San Francisco store.
Sunday, November 9th, 2-4pm

-"Star Stone Phone" & "My Italian Wizard Class 101"
Dual book release event with author Michael Romano.
Saturday, November 15th, 1-3pm

-RMD Designs Art & Jewelry Boutique
Unique handcrafted artwork & jewelry by Ryann Murrin
Sunday, November 16th, 12pm-6pm
See her site here: http://ryannmurrin.com/Site/Welcome.html

-November 27th, Florey's will be CLOSED.

-"The Devil's Glove"
All day book signing with Florida author 'Cousin Vinny' Agnello
Friday & Saturday, 28th & 29th, 10am-6pm

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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 8th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Sharon the Health Presents: 'Healthy Holiday Meals',
with guest speaker Chef Lorna Rodriguez Wong
Wednesday, November 19th, 6:45-8:30pm

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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 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

October 2014 Poetry at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, October 25th, 7:30-9:30pm***

From Sherri:

The time has almost arrived for our last poetry reading for this season at Florey's (we resume in January 2015). I want to invite you to join us for what is usually an exceptionally lively and enjoyable evening. Our two featured poets, Terri Glass and Claire Blotter, will share their artistry with us; their styles nicely complement and enhance one another, and will take us to some interesting places. As always, we invite you to read your own poetry, or a favorite poet's, at open mic; you can also come to lend your ear to others. Poetry does not live and breathe without an audience. Bring a snack or beverage to share, if you can; there are rumors that the famous castle cake will be on the table!

There are two unusual elements for this evening. The first is what I detailed for you in the earlier announcement. We will have more than three dozen framed works of art displayed in the store for your perusal. They will be nominally priced, and if you choose to purchase one, your contribution will be added to others, and sent to Bill Burruss, former owner of Know Knew Books in Los Altos. Bill has long been a friend to literature, poetry and all the arts, as well as to Bob and me during the two years we hosted a poetry series at Know Knew. The loss of his store to an unscrupulous business partner meant the loss of his livelihood, and he and his wife have been forced to leave the area. If you don't want to buy a piece of art, you can make a contribution of any size, and will be part of the message that others care about what has happened to him.

One note about the art: these works are not in pristine condition, though some are quite fine. They are pre-loved; some of them, very well indeed! Bob and I have cleaned them up completely so they will put their best faces forward, and we hope you will come a little early to take a look. The collection is a very interesting one, and perhaps you will find something that resonates for you!

As well, I wanted to let you know that copies of my friend, Anne Benvenuti's book, Spirit Unleashed: Reimagining Human-Animal Relations (containing my poem "Wild Healing") will be available for purchase. The book has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and is a timely and thought-provoking work. If you don't know about it, I invite you to take a look.

I appreciate your patience with all this, and hope to see you on Saturday!

Poetry (and art show) at Florey's:

***Saturday, October 25th, 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, October 12, 2014

"What's it Like Being Dyslexic?" Talk with Gina Mazzetti At Florey's!



On Sunday, October 19 at 2-4pm, Author [“A Shout-Out for Dyslexics: The Emotional Side”] & Dyslexic, Gina Mazzetti will be celebrating Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, as she will be answering the question, “What’s it Like Being Dyslexic?”

Many people are under the impression Dyslexi a simply affects a person while they are in school; however, the affects of dyslexia cont1nue beyond academia. Gina will discuss what a dyslexic can potentially experience in school, in the workplace, as well as how the condition can ultimately affect a person’s entire life. Additionally, Gina will present tips on how dyslexics can face, manage, and embrace their learning disability.

Join Gina at 2-4pm at Florey’s Book Co, in Pacifica, CA and be a part of the empowering, emotional, and necessary conversation!

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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

"Cancer: My Teacher, My Healer" Book Event with Author Manuela Sherman, October 18th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes Pacifica author Manuela Sherman as she discusses her new book "Cancer: My Teacher, My Healer".

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

About the Book:

Manuela Sherman shifts a breast cancer d1agnosis into a healing journey. In "CANCER: My Teacher, My Healer", she sh0ws us how healing an illness is directly related to uncovering the cause of that illness. Using her own biography and Recall Healing, Manuela describes all the elements she used to heal her cancer. Through this process her cancer became the most profound teacher of her life as she transformed a life-threatening illness into a deeply spiritual experience. Manuela Sherman discovered how to heal herself--and these secrets she shares with you in "CANCER: My Teacher, My Healer".

About the Author:

Manuela Sherman was born in Madrid, Spain in 1949. She was born with a he@rt defect which impacted her health throughout her life thus she was no stranger to illness. But when she was diagnosed with cancer at age 61 in 2011, she began to discover a process of healing that was previously unimaginable. Not only did she learn how to heal herself, she learned the secret to the true nature of the healing process which she shares in this book. "CANCER: My Teacher, My Healer" is her first book.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, October 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

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Pacifica Writers Forum, October 16th at Florey's!



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

***Thursday, October 16th, 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, October 16th, 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 (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Sharon the Health Presents: "Sustainable Health" w/ Guest Ariel Lange, Oct. 15th at Florey's!



Florey's Book Co. welcomes Sharon Caren and guest speaker Ariel Lange.

***Wednesday, October 15th, 6:45-8:30pm***

From Sharon:

We are surrounded by an onslaught of toxic chemicals that disrupt our hormones, shut down our immune system, and create disease. Come check out first hand how natural, green products and therapeutic grade essential oils help to create healing for the planet.

You will learn to eliminate toxic products from your life and contribute to a clean, healthy world...Your children will thank you for it! Take a stand and change your home and community. It's easy and fun! Bring your friends, family and neighbors....See you there!

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The event is free but please RSVP!
Call Sharon 650.359.6579 or email
Sharon@sharonthehealth.com

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, October 15th, 6:45-8:30pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm on Fridays)