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

Sunday, January 11, 2015

"Welcome to the Big Leagues" Event with Author Carmine Del Sordi, January 17th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Carmine Del Sordi, as he discusses his new book "Welcome to the Big Leagues: Nine Innings of Essential Tips for the Corporate Rookie".

***Saturday, January 17th, 2-4pm***

From Carmine, about the book:

With more than 17 years of demonstrated success working within Fortune 500 companies that span both coasts of the US, I learned what it takes to play the game. More importantly, attending the school of hard knocks has tested and helped me to unlock the secrets of sustained success and greatness. As a business leader, my goal is simple … to get each member of my team to strive for full potential and perform at their very best. This meant coaching employees on how to prevail against pressure, face their fears and set out to accomplish greater things the right way. I wrote Welcome to the Big Leagues to help the Corporate Rookie of today to do all of this and much more. My focus was not only on building a strategy to coach this young, ambitious and often misguided group to thrive in career, but also to inspire them to pursue a more fulfilling life.

Crafting the blueprint for success is easy, maintaining the discipline and focus to follow it on a daily basis is the trying part that will test you in ways beyond imagination. Welcome to the Big Leagues prepares readers for this journey. Baseball is used as the backdrop, as many of the stories around the game and its players are relevant to the business world. From the hacks to the incredibly talented, and the humble to the arrogant, you will be forced to deal with all types in the workplace. In baseball, players need to be both mentally and physically tough. They face their fears each game day for the world to see and judge. Baseball is a competitive environment where only the best of the best make it. Players who struggle will work feverishly to avoid the slump. Even those players who fail and strike out 70% of the time are considered to be among the best in the game.

About the Author:

Carmine Del Sordi is an entrepreneur turned business leader who has significant experience and achievements within Fortune 500 companies that span the consumer goods, biotechnology and information security industries. He is passionate and committed to leading highly engaged teams, in addition to bringing out the personal best in corporate rookies. Del Sordi's strong collaborative skills and tell-it-like-it-is management style have allowed him to thrive on both coasts. He holds a BA from Arizona State University and earned his MBA from the University of San Francisco. Carmine and his wife, Kristin, and step-daughter, Hailey, live in Pacifica, California.

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For more information, see his website:

www.thecorporaterookie.com/
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We hope to see you!

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

Pacifica Writers Forum, January 15th at Florey's!



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

***Thursday, January 15th, 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, January 15th, 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, January 04, 2015

"The Girl with a Magical Unicorn" Event with Author Michelle Longega Wilson, January 10th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Michelle Longega Wilson, as she discusses her new book "The Adventures of Giulia: The Girl with a Magical Unicorn".

***Saturday, January 10th, 2-3pm***

About the Book:

The Adventures of Giulia – The Girl with a Magical Unicorn is a book about Giulia, an adventurous girl, ready to discover new challenges, never afraid!

Giulia’s current adventures begin when she receives a magical unicorn that brings her to different places around the world. In each place, Giulia has a different adventure, and a chance to learn many new things. Giulia goes through many unbelievable situations resolving problems with courage and imagination.

About the Author:

Michelle Longega Wilson is 8 years old. She loves to compete in tap, jazz dance, and musical theater. She also loves horseback riding. She is half Italian and half American but can speak French, Italian, and English. She likes to speak languages because it gives her the chance to understand and talk to more people. Of course she can also read more books, she loves to read! This is why she write books.

For more about Michelle and her book, see this article by Jean Bartlett from the Pacifica Tribune:

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_26864829/young-author-writes-world-adventure-story

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Also be sure to see her website:

http://michellelongegawilson.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, January 10th, 2-3pm***

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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

Saturday Story Time at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, January 10th, 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, January 10th, 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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January 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:

***Please note that Florey's will be closed January 1st***

-The Art of Letter Writing / Put Yourself on Paper
A four-week seminar in writing with Anna Boothe
Call (650)557-9097 for more information.
Tuesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, & 27th,1-2pm & 2-4pm

-"The Girl With a Magical Unicorn"
Book event with author Michelle Longega Wilson
A fun bilingual story by an 8-year-old author!
Saturday, January 10th, 2-3pm

-"Welcome to the Big Leagues"
Book event with author Carmine Del Sordi
Nine innings of essential tips for the corporate rookie.
Saturday, January 17th, 2-4pm

-Yarn Over!
Yarn & fabric buy, trade, and swap with local crafters.
Saturday, Jan. 24th, 11am-1pm

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

-Pacifica Writers Forum, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month,
Jan. 15th, 7:30 pm. Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!

-Poetry at Florey's, the last Saturday of the month,the 31st, 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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pacifica Writers Forum, December 18th at Florey's!



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

***Thursday, December 18th, 7:30pm***

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

The guest readers this month are San Mateo County poet laureate Caroline Goodwin, and Pacifca poet laureate Dorsetta Hale.

Please see their websites:

http://www.carolinegoodw.com/

http://www.dorsettahale.com/

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, December 18th, 7:30pm***

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

Saturday, December 06, 2014

"Growing Up in San Francisco's Western Neighborhoods" Event with Author Frank Dunnigan, Dec. 16th at Florey's!



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Florey's Books welcomes author Frank Dunnigan, as he discusses his new book "Growing Up in San Francisco's Western Neighborhoods: Boomer Memories from Kezar Stadium to Zim's Hamburgers"

***Tuesday, December 16th, 5-7pm***

About the Book:

From football games at Kezar Stadium to a perfectly broiled Zim burger, San Franciscans have fond memories of the decades after World War II. Dressing up for a movie at the Fox Theatre on Market Street, catching the train at the old S.P. Station on Third and Townsend, taking the streetcar downtown to see magnificent displays in the Emporium's windows or spending a day at Golden Gate Park, the "outside lands" of San Francisco were teeming with youngsters and the young-at-heart alike. Western Neighborhoods Project columnist and San Francisco native Frank Dunnigan offers a charming collection of nostalgic vignettes about the thriving Western communities of unforgettable people and places that defined generations.

About the Author:

Frank Dunnigan was born in San Francisco during the baby boom years of the 1950s to a family that first settled there in 1860. His education began in Kindergarten at Parkside School before moving on to St. Cecilia's and then to St. Ignatius College Prep and the University of San Francisco. He worked as a bank auditor and as a retail training manager before joining the federal government in the 1990s. His monthly history column STREETWISE has been published by the Western Neighborhoods Project ( www.outsidelands.org ) since January 2009, and he has contributed both text and photo content to several local history books published by other authors.

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We hope to see you!

***Tuesday, December 16th, 5-7pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 8pm every day! (Dec. 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 13th, 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, December 13th, 10am-11am***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 8pm every day! (Dec. 1st-24th)

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