Friday, September 14, 2018

See You At The 7- with author Vanessa Garcia



Florey's Books welcomes author Vanessa Garcia as she discusses her book, "See You At The 7: Stories From the Bay Area's Last Original Mile House".

***Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 2pm-4pm***

About the book and author:

A new book on 7 Mile House, Brisbane's oldest establishment and building celebrates its intriguing history and how it came to be everyone’s favorite home “in the middle of nowhere”

In 2004, Vanessa Garcia purchased the 7 Mile House, a dark dive in the outskirts of Brisbane and “in the middle of nowhere,” unaware of its history, the countless stories contained within its walls—and that, for the better part of the last 160 years, it was home to thousands of locals and travelers of all colors and persuasions.

Vanessa’s first realizations that the place had any historical importance was a faded photograph of the bar, attributed to the late 19th century. Who were the people in the photo? Were their descendants still alive? And how did Albert Flynn, from whom she had bought the restaurant and who people said had worked for notorious bookmaker Ronald “The Cigar” Sacco, acquire it?

Over the years, Vanessa tried—unsuccessfully—to piece together fragments and information about her restaurant, to fill in unanswered gaps and mysteries about 7 Mile House, while indefatigably breathing back life into her fledgling business.

It was a fourteen-year long journey that culminates this year with 7 Mile House’s 160th anniversary and the launch of Vanessa’s self-published book “See You At The 7 - Stories From the Bay Area's Last Original Mile House.”

In this first-ever comprehensive narrative on “The 7,” as it came to be called in the 1950s, Vanessa traces its roots from 1858, when it began as a toll gate carved along the bayside of San Bruno mountain; to a saloon, hotel, and wheelman’s exchange in the early 1900s; to an illegal gambling den in the years leading up to Prohibition; to a melting pot of carefree workers from Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1940s and S.E. Rykoff in the 1980s; to the largest illegal sports gambling syndicate West of the Mississippi; to the family and dog-friendly restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue that it is today.

Culled from weeks’ worth of interviews, and many hours in the archives of San Mateo, San Francisco, and Sacramento Counties and photographic collections, the finished product is a richly-illustrated, deeply personal book about how an extraordinary place has withstood the fickle tides of history while remaining true to its essence: a home to come back to when the days are just too rough—or when hearts are exploding with a joy that must be shared among people you choose to call family.

The book is co-authored by award-winning editor Regina Abuyuan, with a foreword by San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte (Native Son).

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For more info, visit:

http://7milehouse.com/

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 2pm-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

Living the Lifestyle with Your Pets, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong, the Oily Chef.

"Living the Lifestyle with Your Pets"

***Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 7:00-8:00pm***

About the event:

Essential Oils are everywhere: Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond, On-line...You have choices. How do you decide? Come and find out with Lorna, the oily chef. She has made lifestyle changes to enjoy a healthier lifestyle incorporating into drink, food, work, and play. Sharing thoughts, food and recipes.

About the host:

Lorna Rodriguez-Wong was born and raised in San Francisco. She presently lives between homes in Montara and in Santa Cruz mountains. She is a Lola to two wonderful grandkids. With so many choice in life, she is always looking for health alternative to keep her doc happy. Note; Her doc does not need to see her for another 4 years. Enjoying the thriving garden, new recipes and music.

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We hope to see you!

Living the Lifestyle with Your Pets, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong

***Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 7:00-8:00pm***
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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, September 07, 2018

The Incredi-Files - Book event with author John Edwards, Sept. 15th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author John Edwards as he discusses his book, "The Incredi-Files".

***Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2pm-4pm***

About the book:

An exciting hardcover character and vehicle guidebook featuring heroes, villains, and vehicles from Disney/Pixar The Incredibles 1& 2!

The Incredibles 2 brings back everyone’s favorite family of superheroes in an exciting, hilarious, and heartfelt super-sequel. This new chapter sees Mr. & Mrs. Incredible, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack encounter a brand-new nemesis who puts their powers–and their family–to the ultimate test! Children ages 8 to 12 will love this 64-page full-color character and vehicle guidebook based on the Incredibles franchise.

About the author:

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a master’s degree in professional writing, author John Edwards packed whatever would fit into his Corolla and made the trek from Pittsburgh to Hollywood. Since that fateful decision, he’s played numerous roles from production assistant to location manager to studio executive (assistant). He’s even been a farm hand in downtown Los Angeles, writing all the while. He has written books for Walt Disney’s Princess and Planes franchises; episodes of Tom & Jerry for Warner Bros. Television Animation; and videos and books for ABCMouse.com.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2pm-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, September 01, 2018

Protest Playdate -September 9th at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to a Protest Playdate.

***Sunday, Sept. 9th, 10-11am***

About the event:

Organized by Pacifica Social Justice Parent Network
—Join us for a simple activity designed for young children to participate local and global justice movements.

This time: Support immigrant families by encouraging our banks to divest from the private prisons that are profiting from the detention of children and parents. There will be a banner-sized letter to the CEOs of Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase that we can decorate with drawings of our families and any other pictures and words our miniature activists would like to add! We will post the letter on social media for the world to see before sending it off in the mail.

Here is some info on the campaign that we'll be supporting:
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/wells-fargo-jpmorgan-chase-stop-financing-pain-for-corporate-gain

Toddler/kid friendly snacks provided. Recommended ages: 2-10 years.

—For more information, please join our Facebook group! :) (Pacifica Social Justice Parent Network)

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We hope to see you!

Protest Playdate

***Saturday, Sept. 9th, 10-11am***
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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

Writers Open Mic, Sept. 8th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, Sept. 8th, 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, Sept. 8th, 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, Sept. 8th, 10am-11am***

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole & Patrick Sayres.
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, Sept. 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 (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Albert Drosoph's Field Guide to Punctuation -with author Jenny Hammer, Sept. 6th at Florey's.




Florey's Books welcomes author Jenny Hammer as she discusses her book, "Albert Drosoph's Field Guide to Punctuation For the Observant, the Dismissive, the Curious, the Confused".

***Thursday, Sept. 6th, 7pm-9pm***

About the book:

Using the trope of the marks as living creatures and weaving together style, typography, science, and dry humor, Albert Drosoph’s Field Guide to Punctuation untangles the mysteries of punctuation in a non-threatening way. Rather than wanting to shrink from encounters with these marks in anything read, or rather than perseverating about where and how to use them in anything written, readers of this book will intentionally seek out the marks and observe, with a new appreciation, what and how they are doing.

This book will surely change your mind even if you’ve never considered these tiny marks with anything even approaching interest. After reading Drosoph, you will be interested and informed, and you’ll never look at a mark of punctuation in the same way again.

Albert Drosoph’s Field Guide to Punctuation distills extraordinary research of writing styles, conventions, and history into a handy assistant. Take it with you whenever you venture into the worlds of reading or writing; you’ll find it indispensable.

About the author:

Jenny Hammer has been teaching English to speakers of other languages for over half of her life. An immigrant to California from the state of New York, she currently lives in the East Bay.

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We hope to see you!

***Thursday, Sept. 6th, 7pm-9pm***

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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

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

September 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

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Our special events this month:

-'Albert Drosoph's Field Guide to Punctuation'
Book event with author Jenny Hammer
An informative guide to the power, history,& necessity of punctuation.
Thursday, Sept. 6th, 7:00pm

-Protest Playdate
Organized by Pacifica Social Justice Parent Network
Join us for a simple activity designed for young children
to participate in local and global justice movements.
Sunday, Sept. 9th, 10:00am-11:00am

-'The Incredibles: Incredi-Files'
Book event with author John Edwards
A fun, full-color character & vehicle guidebook to the Incredibles series!
Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2-4pm

-'See You At The 7'
Book event with author Vanessa Garcia
Stories from the Bay Area's last original Mile House.
http://7milehouse.com/book/
Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 2:00pm

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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, Sept. 8th, 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, Sept. 8th, 2-4pm

-Living in Wellness
Explore healthy alternatives
with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong, the Oily Chef!
Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 7:00pm-8:30pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read & discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'The World According to Garp' by John Irving
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, Sept. 27th 7:00-8:30pm

-Poetry at Florey's
Our poetry event will be skipping this month,
but will return in October.

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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

Saturday, August 18, 2018

August 2018 Poetry at Florey's.



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

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

The featured poets this month are Judy Wells and Dale Jensen.

From Sherri:

Dear Poetry Community,

It's time to invite you to join me, Aaron, and our featured poets Judy Wells and Dale Jensen, for a celebration of the spoken word. I hope you'll consider joining us to hear these seasoned east bay poets.

It is always especially appreciated if you are able to bring a snack or drink for the table; feasting with poets and poetry lovers is a particular pleasure! And, of course and as always, you are invited to bring your own poetry to share at open mic (3 minutes, please).

---Special note: There will be no poetry reading in September---

About the featured poets:

JUDY WELLS

Judy Wells was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford and UC Berkeley. Her 11th poetry collection, The Glass Ship (Sugartown), completes her trilogy of Irish-themed works, including Everything Irish and Call Home (Scarlet Tanager Books). Dear Phebe, a poetry and prose collection about her Dickinson ancestors, three sisters who traveled from Massachusetts to California in the 1860s to establish new lives, is forthcoming from Sugartown. Her poetry has recently appeared in Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women; San Francisco Peace and Hope; California Quarterly; Marin Poetry Center Anthology; and Stanford Alumni Magazine. KPFA’s Nina Serrano has recorded Judy reading from The Glass Ship, Little Lulu Talks with Vincent Van Gogh, and The Old People Monologues. Her website is www.judywellspoet.com.

DALE JENSEN

Dale Jensen was born in Oakland, California, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1971, and received a master’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Toronto in 1973, with which he said goodbye to academia forever. In 1974, he embarked on a career with Social Security that lasted until 1999, when he took early retirement. He lives in Berkeley and is married to the poet Judy Wells.
Dale’s poetry, which is heavily influenced by the Surrealists and such cut-up writers as William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, has appeared in such magazines, journals, and anthologies as Talisman, Lost andFound Times, Ur-Vox, Poetry East, Inkblot, Convolvulus, Dirigible, and many others. He published and edited the experimental poetry magazine Malthus from 1986 through 1989 and continues to occasionally publish books through Malthus Press. He also has published seven books and three chapbooks of poetry: Thebes(1991), Bar Room Ballads (1992), The Troubles (1993), Twisted History (1999), Purgatorial (2004), Cyclone Fence (2007), Oedipus’ First Lover (2009), Auto Bio (2010), Yew Nork (2014), and Amateur Mythology(2017).

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, August 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

Friday, August 17, 2018

Florey's Book Club: 'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd' August 23rd!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, August 23rd, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our August book, 'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd' by Agatha Christie.

About the book:

Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with an apparent drug overdose.

However the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Luckily one of Roger's friends and the newest resident to retire to this normally quiet village takes over--none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.

About the author:

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976 after a prolific career spanning six decades.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, August 23rd, 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, August 11, 2018

Living Your 3rd Act in Wellness with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong, the Oily Chef.

"Living Your 3rd Act in Wellness"

***Wednesday, August 15th, 7:00-8:30pm***

About the event:

Essential Oils are everywhere: Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond, On-line...You have choices. How do you decide? Come and find out with Lorna, the oily chef. She has made lifestyle changes to enjoy a healthier lifestyle incorporating into drink, food, work, and play. Sharing thoughts, food and recipes.

About the host:

Lorna Rodriguez-Wong was born and raised in San Francisco. She presently lives between homes in Montara and in Santa Cruz mountains. She is a Lola to two wonderful grandkids. With so many choice in life, she is always looking for health alternative to keep her doc happy. Note; Her doc does not need to see her for another 4 years. Enjoying the thriving garden, new recipes and music.

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We hope to see you!

Living Your 3rd Act in Wellness, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong

***Wednesday, August 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