Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Thank You & September 2020 Update

Hello everyone. I hope you are all staying well during this crazy time. First, I want to thank all of you once again for the amazing support of Florey's. We are making it through this because all of our wonderful customers. You business is truly appreciated, more than ever. Thank you! As for September, I am going to continue to play it safe with the virus situation, and keep on with the curbside pick up for now. I too am eager to get people back in the store, but safe browsing and handling of books is a bit of a puzzle. I am being a bit more cautious than guidance from the new California state Blueprint for a Safer Economy suggests: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/ I figure it is better to be safe than sorry, for all of us. So to review: 1. I am here at the shop every day from 10am to 6pm to handle email and phone orders, as well as curbside pick ups. 2. Direct-to-home orders are still available, but are generally quite a bit slower to arrive than a curbside pick up. ------------------------------------------- As a reminder, here are the details for ordering curbside or direct-to-home: First, I ask that you DO NOT include any payment info in your email or phone messages in the interest of data security. Also, there is a small shipping charge for direct-to-home, depending on order size, it is usually between $3 and $7, depending on weight. 1. Contact us with the title you are interested in via phone or email. Please remember to include your phone number! 2. I will get back to you with availability, and to work out payment and pick up or shipping address. 3. The order will be placed, and arrive at the shop as normal, to be picked up. Or,will ship directly from my supplier to your house. -------------------- Contact us here: (650) 355-8811 or FloreysBookCo@yahoo.com -------------------- Thank you again to everyone who has reached out, called, emailed, or ordered from us. I truly appreciate the support. Stay home, stay safe, and stay well! Aaron Schlieve Florey's Book Co. 2120 Palmetto Ave. Pacifica, CA 94044 (650) 355-8811 http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, July 25, 2020

August 2020 Updates & Two-Day Staycation



Hello everyone. Your support during the current virus situation has been more than I could have imagined. I am eternally grateful to everyone who has ordered books, called, or otherwise gotten in touch to support the shop. Without you, Florey's would not still be around. So again, thank you all very much.

Since the Covid infections and deaths are only increasing instead of tapering off, I am going to stick with the curbside or direct-to-home ordering methods for now. I really do apologize for any inconvenience this causes any potential customer. I am just being very cautious with the current situation. I cannot afford to get sick. I also much prefer having people in the store, but with the way this virus is going, I just don't feel safe doing so yet. I do hope you will understand.

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Please note, Florey's Books will be closed August 1st and 2nd, 2020 for a family staycation. I am taking two days off (at home) for our wedding anniversary. We will resume normal hours August 3rd. I apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks to all our friends and patrons, I hope to speak with you soon.
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So to review:

1. I am here at the shop every day from 10am to 6pm to handle email and phone orders, as well as curbside pick ups.

2. Direct-to-home orders are still available, but are generally quite a bit slower to arrive than a curbside pick up.

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As a reminder, here are the details for ordering curbside or direct-to-home:

First, I ask that you DO NOT include any payment info in your email or phone messages in the interest of data security.
Also, there is a small shipping charge for direct-to-home, depending on order size, it is usually between $3 and $7, depending on weight.

1. Contact us with the title you are interested in via phone or email. Please remember to include your phone number!

2. I will get back to you with availability, and to work out payment and pick up or shipping address.

3. The order will be placed, and arrive at the shop as normal, to be picked up. Or,will ship directly from my supplier to your house.

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Contact us here: (650) 355-8811

or FloreysBookCo@yahoo.com
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Thank you again to everyone who has reached out, called, emailed, or ordered from us. I truly appreciate the support.
Stay home, stay safe, and stay well!

Aaron Schlieve
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

July 2020 - Curbside Pick Up at Florey's



Hello everyone. First of all, thank you to everyone who has called, emailed, or ordered books during this crazy situation. I truly do appreciate it. The support form the community has been better than I could have hoped for. Again, thank you all so much.

With that said, due to the increasing Covid cases and deaths in this and neighboring counties, we are going to continue with curbside pick up for this month. I really do apologize for any inconvenience this causes. It is simpler for me too if we could operate normally. But for now I'd rather be safe than sorry, and try to keep us all well.

So to review:

1. I am here at the shop every day from 10am to 6pm to handle email and phone orders, as well as curbside pick ups.

2. Direct-to-home orders are still available, but are generally quite a bit slower to arrive than a curbside pick up.

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As a reminder, here are the details for ordering curbside or direct-to-home:

First, I ask that you DO NOT include any payment info in your email or phone messages in the interest of data security.
Also, there is a small shipping charge for direct-to-home, depending on order size, it is usually between $3 and $7, depending on weight.

1. Contact us with the title you are interested in via phone or email. Please remember to include your phone number!

2. I will get back to you with availability, and to work out payment and pick up or shipping address.

3. The order will be placed, and arrive at the shop as normal, to be picked up. Or,will ship directly from my supplier to your house.

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Contact us here: (650) 355-8811

or FloreysBookCo@yahoo.com
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Thank you again to everyone who has reached out, called, emailed, or ordered from us. I truly appreciate the support.
Stay home, stay safe, and stay well!

Aaron Schlieve
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Sunday, May 31, 2020

June 2020 - Curbside Pick Up & Updates



Hello everyone, once again I want to thank you all for your support and understanding during this situation we are all in. You all have been so amazing. I want to clarify some details of our operation for the month of June.

1. Beginning June 1st, I will be at the store 10am until 6pm every day. During the previous couple months, I had been leaving a bit earlier, but I feel I should return to normal hours now to help facilitate the next point.

2. Effective immediately, we will offer curbside pick up for orders. Direct-to-home orders are also still available. But be aware that the curbside pick up option we result in the books arriving faster and there is no shipping charge on pick ups, of course.

3. Despite the advice of San Mateo county that bookstores may reopen to in-store shopping (with some restrictions), out of an abundance of caution I have decided to remain closed to customers in-store for the time being. I certainly understand if people are disappointed. I want people back in the shop too. But this is a one-person business, and thus I cannot afford to get sick.

If anything changes, I will post an update. But for now, curbside pick up and direct-to-home orders are still going on.
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As a reminder, here are the details for ordering curbside or direct-to-home:

First, I ask that you DO NOT include any payment info in your email or phone messages in the interest of data security.
Also, there is a small shipping charge for direct-to-home, depending on order size, it is usually between $3 and $7, depending on weight.

1. Contact us with the title you are interested in via phone or email. Please remember to include your phone number!

2. I will get back to you with availability, and to work out payment and pick up or shipping address.

3. The order will be placed, and arrive at the shop as normal, to be picked up. Or,will ship directly from my supplier to your house.

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Contact us here: (650) 355-8811

or FloreysBookCo@yahoo.com
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Thank you again to everyone who has reached out, called, emailed, or ordered from us. I truly appreciate the support.
Stay home, stay safe, and stay well!

Aaron Schlieve
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Florey's Featured on the Quaranteens Podcast!



Florey's Books proprietor Aaron Schlieve and other local small businesses are featured on the newest episode of the Quaranteens Podcast. The Quaranteens are Silas, Sebastian, Juliana, Darya, and Madeira. They are a group of soon-to-be freshman from Pacifica wanting to discuss the challenges that they are facing today. Their goal is to inform and share their perspective with anyone that wants to listen.

The episodes are available here:

https://anchor.fm/quaranteenspodcast

For more information or to contact them, please see their site:

https://quaranteenspodcast.wixsite.com/pacifica

Stay safe everyone!

Aaron Schlieve
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

May 2020, Direct-to-Home Ordering with Florey's Books.



Hello everyone, I would like to thank you all for the overwhelming support you have given me and Florey's Books during the current shelter-in-place situation we are all in. I really can't say enough how much it has meant to me to have so many generous people order from the store, or even just call or email to see how everything is going. My sincerest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to you all.

Most people have been satisfied with the direct-to-home book ordering that my primary supplier Ingram Book Distribution has helped us out with. The delivery times *are* frequently longer than any of us would like. This is largely due to Ingram being swamped with the direct-to-home orders, while simultaneously working with greatly reduced staff at their warehouse. In addition they are wiping things down periodically and keeping everyone socially-distanced. I apologize for any delay in the arrival of your books in advance. Delivery times have ranged from just a couple days to about 10 days.

Our direct-to-home book ordering program will continue for the month of May at the very least. Since the store is closed to in-person shopping, and it is honestly a bit depressing to sit in an empty store all day, I am not at the store our full usual hours every day. Currently, I am coming in every day to answer emails, phone messages, water the plants, etc. That said, I come in at 10am and stay until usually 4pm. So please bear with me if I am not here in the later afternoon. Please feel free to leave a message or call the following day.

Here are the details for ordering direct-to-home:

First, I ask that you DO NOT include any payment info in your email or phone messages in the interest of data security.
Also, there is a small shipping charge, depending on order size, it is usually between $3 and $7, depending on weight.

1. Contact us with the title you are interested in via phone or email. Please remember to include your phone number!

2. I will get back to you with availability, and to work out payment and shipping address.

3. The order will be placed, and will ship directly from my supplier to your house.

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Contact us here: (650) 355-8811

or FloreysBookCo@yahoo.com
--------------------

Thank you again to every one who has reached out, called, emailed, or ordered from us. It has meant a lot to me.
Stay home, stay safe, and stay well!

Aaron Schlieve
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Sunday, March 29, 2020

April 2020 at Florey's, direct-to-home ordering.



First of all, I want to thank everyone who has called, emailed, or ordered from us during the current situation. The support has been very generous and appreciated. I am feeling more optimistic about the future of the store. Together we can make it through this.

Since it appears that we will still not be open for regular shopping for some time to come, due to the shelter-in-place order, I wanted to update everyone on what we plan to do at Florey's and direct-to-home ordering.

Florey's is very important to me, and I am going to try make it through the current situation, like many other small businesses. Obviously, we will have none of our regular or special events at the store for the time being. I want to be back to regular shop business just like everyone else, but we all have to do our part to stay healthy.

As for ordering books from Florey's during the lockdown, we have begun offering a direct-to-home shipping program (details below). I have heard from several customers that are disappointed by the (so far) slow delivery of these orders. I truly apologize. My book wholesaler that offered this, Ingram Book Distributors, has been swamped with these individual orders. They and I are working out ways to try and get any future direct-to-home shipments to you in a more timely manner. Again, my sincerest apologies for all those who feel let down by Florey's in this situation. We are working to improve this, and ask for your patience.

Since the store is closed to in-person shopping, and it is honestly a bit depressing to sit in an empty store all day, I am not at the store our full usual hours every day. Currently, I am coming in every day to answer emails, phone messages, water the plants, etc. That said, I come in at 10am and stay until usually 2 or 3pm. So please bear with me if I am not here in the later afternoon. Please feel free to leave a message or call the following day.

Here are the details for ordering direct-to-home:

First, I ask that you DO NOT include any payment info in your email or phone messages in the interest of data security.
Also, there is a small shipping charge, depending on order size, it is usually between $3 and $7, depending on weight.

1. Contact us with the title you are interested in via phone or email. Please remember to include your phone number!

2. I will get back to you with availability, and to work out payment and shipping address.

3. The order will be placed, and will ship directly from my supplier to your house.

--------------------
Contact us here: (650) 355-8811

or FloreysBookCo@yahoo.com
--------------------

Thank you again to every one who has reached out, called, emailed, or ordered from us. It has meant a lot to me.
Stay home, stay safe, and stay well!

Aaron Schlieve
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo