Saturday, February 17, 2018

February 2018 Poetry at Florey's.



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

***Saturday, February 24th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Karen Llagas and Florencia Milito.

From Sherri:

I'd like to invite you to consider joining Aaron and me for our poetry reading later this month. We'll be featuring poets Karen Llagas and Florencia Milito for their poetic view on the world.

As always, you are invited to bring your own work to read at open mic (3 minutes, please, and do time yourselves so you can observe the time limit); our open mics are among the most varied, high quality and courteous I've observed!

If you can, please also bring a snack or drink to share (water is particularly appreciated). We now have plenty of napkins, plates, and other supplies, thanks to you!

About the featured poets:

KAREN LLAGAS

Karen Llagas’s first collection of poetry, Archipelago Dust, was published by Meritage Press in 2010. A recipient of a Hedgebrook Residency, and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, she lives in San Francisco and works as a translator & lecturer at UC Berkeley.

FLORENCIA MILITO

Born in Argentina, Florencia Milito spent her early childhood in Venezuela and has lived in the U.S. since she was nine. She is a bilingual poet, essayist, and translator whose work has appeared in ZYZZYVA; Indiana Review; Catamaran; Entremares; Digging through the Fat; Diálogo; 92nd Street Y; Kenyon Review; and Latina Voices, Protest, and Struggle in 21st Century USA. A Hedgebrook alumna, CantoMundo fellow, and San Francisco Grotto fellow, she lives in San Francisco and works as a translator and teaching artist.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, February 24th, 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

'Free the Bear' Book Event with Author CD Spensley, Feb. 24th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author CD Spensley as they discusses their new novel, "Free the Bear".

***Saturday, February 24th, 2-3pm***

About the Book:

What if six months after the 2016 election, California secedes from the union and promptly releases the Jerry Garcia virus on the Pentagon, appropriating the U.S. nuclear arsenal? Oops! Somebody’s been asleep at the wheel for years, because California is now three decades ahead of the Feds technologically on land, sea, air, and even in space.

This is not Calexit. This is FREE THE BEAR!

In this first installment of speculative fiction meets literary fiction, utopian ideas lead, artificial intelligence advises, and human foibles continue to mess things up. The story plays out against a backdrop of U.S. treachery and the current direction the world is headed.

An ingenious chaos theorist and his team of Silicon Valley scientists withhold key discoveries from the Feds, aided by an ally that nobody saw coming. What? An AI that meditates? The fledging nation wages a bloodless secession, while a million gamers direct roving, benevolent telefactors (aka drones) to keep the Feds at bay. Quirky “Happy Camps” delight captured U.S. soldiers with a taste of California life. (“Please don’t send me back to the Feds!”)

Utopia? Dystopia? You decide. This science fiction tale will have even the most cynical U.S. citizens waving their Free the Bear flag!

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For more information, visit:
http://freethebearbook.com
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, February 24th, 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! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Florey's Book Club: 'East of the Mountains' February 15th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

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

Come by for a chat about our February book, 'East of the Mountains' by David Guterson.

About the book:

It is mid-October, 1997, harvest time in the Columbia Basin of central Washington state, a rich apple- and pear-growing region. Ben Givens, recently widowed, is a retired heart surgeon, once admired for his steadiness of hand, his precision, his endurance. He has terminal colon cancer. While Ben does not readily accept defeat, he is determined to avoid suffering rather than engage it. And so, accompanied by his two hunting dogs, he sets out through the mythic American West-sage deserts, yawning canyons, dusty ranches, vast orchards-on his last hunt. The main issues for Ben as a doctor had been tactical and so it would be with his death. But he hadn't considered the persuasiveness of memory-the promise he made to his wife Rachel, the love of his life, during World War II. Or life's mystery. On his journey he meets a young couple who are "forever," a drifter offering left-handed advice that might lessen the pain, a veterinarian with a touch only a heart surgeon would recognize, a rancher bent on destruction, a migrant worker who tests Ben's ability to understand. And just when he thinks there is no turning back, nothing to lose that wasn't lost, his power of intervention is called upon and his very identity tested. Full of humanity, passion, and moral honesty, East of the Mountains is a bold and beautiful novel of personal discovery.

About the author:

David Guterson is the author of a collection of short stories, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind; Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense; Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award, the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association Award, and was an international bestseller; and the national bestseller East of the Mountains.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, February 15th, 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, February 03, 2018

Two-Book Event with Author Michael Romano, Feb.11th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Michael Romano as he discusses his new books, "From Time to Time" & "Me and My T-Rex".

***Sunday, February 11th, 12:30-2pm***

About the Books:

"From Time to Time"

Come along on an amazing journey that crosses space and time! Michael Romano presents five personal and fantastical stories linked by larger-than-life characters, and time-bending magic! From the old west to the far-flung future, these are five tales you will never forget!

"Me and My T-Rex"

Olivia's dad is a paleontologist, which means another boring summer of digging for dinosaur bones. She finds more adventure than she bargained for when she discovers what appears to be a large dino egg! And it appears to be hatching!

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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!

***Sunday, February 11th, 12:30-2pm***

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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

Writers Open Mic, February 10th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, February 10th, 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, February 10th, 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, February 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, February 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 (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

February 2018 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:

-"From Time to Time" & "Me and My T-Rex"
Two-book event with author Michael Romano
More info: http://storiesbymikeromano.com/
Sunday, February 11th, 12:30-2pm

-Memoir Writing class
Anna Boothe helps you write your life story!
($15 per class requested by Ms. Boothe)
Tuesday, Feb. 13th & 20th, 2pm

-"Free the Bear"
Book event with author CD Spensley
A near-future 'what-if' about California.
http://www.freethebearbook.com/
Saturday, February 24th, 2-3pm

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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, February 10th, 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, February 10th, 2-4pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read & discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'East of the Mountains' by David Guterson
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, February 15th 7:00-8:30pm

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, February 22nd, 7:30-9:00pm

-Poetry at Florey's
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
Saturday, February 24th, 7:30pm-9:30pm

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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

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

January 2018 Poetry at Florey's.



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

***Saturday, January 27th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Laura Davis and Rosemary Ybarra-Garcia

From Sherri:

New Year Greetings to You All!

Once more, a fresh new year has rolled around, and I hope that now, at the threshold, it looks filled with possibility and poetry for you. I'm pleased to announce our first reading of the year, and hope you will consider joining us. Our featured poets, Rosemary Ybarra-Garcia and Laura Davis will offer us their fresh perspective as our poetic sustenance for the month.

A NOTE: Last season, I acquiesced to a suggestion that we do open mic first, followed by the break, and features. Upon reflection, I've decided to return to the original show flow of features first, break, and then open mic. My apologies for any confusion this flagrant tampering with the program might have caused!

What remains the same is that I so much appreciate your help with providing snacks, drinks or supplies (plates, napkins, cutlery, etc.) for the table. Anything you are able to do is marvelous, and if not this time, perhaps another time!

As always, you are invited to bring your own, or a favorite poet's work to read at open mic. I ask that you limit your reading to 3 minutes (and this includes anything you want to say to introduce the work). It's my agreement with Aaron Schlieve, our generous host, to wrap up the evening by 9:30 or before, so the courtesy of observing time limits is greatly appreciated.

About the featured poets:

LAURA DAVIS

Laura E. Davis is the author of Braiding the Storm (Finishing Line, 2012). Her poems have appeared in Tinderbox, Pedestal Magazine, Luna Luna, and Corium, among others, and anthologized in Bared and The Doll Collection. Laura is a freelance writer in San Francisco, where she lives with her partner and son.

ROSEMARY YBARRA-GARCIA

Rosemary Ybarra-Garcia is an educator and a life-long poet. Her work is included in Lighthouse Point: An Anthology of Santa Cruz Writers, New to North America: Writing by Immigrants, Their Children and Grandchildren, California Quarterly and Poetry Quarterly, among others. She has read for women's studies classes and many special presentations.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, January 27th, 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, January 18, 2018

Local Forum: 'Masculinity, Femininity, & Western Cultures', January 25th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, January 25th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: Masculinity, Femininity, and Western Cultures.

From Nico:

I've been doing a lot of reading on childhood development in both boys and girls. I've also read a few books on Eastern Culture religions and philosophies. A theme I seem to be noticing more and more is that the eastern cultures are much more comfortable with teaching boys "feminine" skills and vice versa for girls.

I don't know how to pinpoint exactly what I want to talk about with this topic, but I can tell you the situation that sparked my interest for it: I held a tournament for my classroom, and one 4th grade student managed to make it all the way to the finals. All he had to do was beat the same 6th grader he beat earlier in the tournament in order to win it all. He ends up losing in an upset and immediately starts sobbing.

I was raised to embrace and understand my emotions; there was never a need to hide. So as I walked back with this student to the classroom I told him "Its OK to feel this sadness right now. There is the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat. You're experiencing the agony side of the coin. From there, you can either sulk, or get better." Once we get into the classroom, my aide sees him crying and she yells out "Oh Jeez, Jaden really? man up!"

Questions to consider

- Any moments in your life where you were asked to act more like your gender?
- Is there any harm to comments like "man up!" or "that's not very ladylike"
- Is there anything the west can learn from the east?

I hope to hear an array of experiences in this discussion. I look forward to seeing you all on the 25th!

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, January 25th, 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

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Florey's Book Club: 'Blindness' January 18th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, January 18th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our January book, 'Blindness' by Jose Saramago.

About the book:

A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers--among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears--through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses--and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit.

About the author:

JOSE SARAMAGO (1922-2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, January 18th, 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