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
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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.

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Contact us here: (650) 355-8811

or FloreysBookCo@yahoo.com
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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


Thursday, March 19, 2020

How you can still shop at Florey's during shelter-in-place



I have had a lot of customers ask how they could help support Florey's or even order books or gift certificates from us during the current shelter-in-place order. We have just worked out a method with our primary wholesale supplier Ingram Content. They refer to it as direct-to-home. In effect, you order from Florey's and the book is sent from my supplier directly to your home.

While we are not permitted to be open for regular shopping during this time, you can still place an order with us via phone or email. I ask that you DO NOT include any payment info in your email or phone messages in the interest of data security.

I will be coming by the store once or twice a day to check phone messages, and will check email throughout the day as well.

Here are the steps required:

1. Contact us with the title you are interested in.

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

3. The order will be placed, and should be to your house in couple days' time.

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Contact us here: (650) 355-8811

or FloreysBookCo@yahoo.com
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I am new to this setup, and there will be slight inherent delays, so please bear with us! The most simple and fast method of payment will be credit card over the phone. I take the security of your credit card information seriously, and the numbers will never be written down or shared in any way. So once again, please DO NOT include them in any phone messages or emails. I will work out payment with you over the phone.

Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement. I do truly appreciate it.

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 08, 2020

Writers Open Mic, March 14th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, March 14th, 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, March 14th, 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, March 14th, 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, March 14th, 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

Friday, February 28, 2020

March 2020 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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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, 6:00-8:00pm All varieties of string and fabric craft are welcome!

-Saturday Storytime! Children's event,
the second Saturday each month, March 14th, 10:00-11:00am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Writers Open Mic
Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!
Saturday, March 14th, 2:00-4:00pm

-Wellness Chit-Chat with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong
Healthy practices to keep you well!
Saturday, March 21st, 11:00am-12:00pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Bad Blood' by John Carreyrou
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, March 26th 7:00-8:30pm

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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