Sunday, December 30, 2012

Poetry Reading at Florey's Celebrating Poet William Stafford's Birthday, Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:30pm


Florey's invites you to a poetry reading in celebration of the poet William Stafford.

***Saturday, Jan. 12th, 7:30-9:30pm***

Stafford, who died in the early 90s, was a native of Kansas, a conscientious objector in WWII (who served 5 years in an American prison camp, where he developed his life-long habit of arising long before dawn to write a poem every day), a teacher of literature and poetry at William and Mary College in Oregon, married and father of four, who, if his daily poem didn't work out as planned, famously said, "I lower my expectations." His students adored him, especially when he advised them not to be afraid to write bad poems!

The William Stafford Society in Oregon initiated the celebration of Stafford's birthday, and there are now multiple such celebrations in the country. The evening will run a bit differently than our usual poetic events. The feature will be a video of an absolutely marvelous and rollicking conversation between Stafford and his great friend Robert Bly. The two were as different as poets and people can be, but the sparks that fly between them are incredibly inspiring! Then, at open mic, we ask anyone who wants to read to share a poem by Stafford, or inspired by knowing him, or his vision of life. If you haven't read his work, we urge you to find some and, as Stafford said in one of his poems, "You, reading this, be ready"; be ready for a compelling, fierce, reflective, tender and spacious view of our human life on earth and beyond.

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We hope to see you!

William Stafford Poetry Celebration

***Saturday, Jan. 12th, 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
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday Story Time at Florey's! Jan. 12th, 10-11am


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

***Saturday, Jan. 12th, 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.


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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Jan. 12th, 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!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, December 29, 2012

January 2013 Events at Florey's!


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 offers free Wi-fi as well.
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-*Please note we will be closed New Year's Day*

- William Stafford Birthday Poetry Celebration
Saturday, Jan. 12th, 7:30-9:30pm
Documentary film followed by open mic.

-"My Name is Mata Hari" Book Event with publisher
Lian Gouw. Saturday, Jan. 19th, 2-4pm
See her site here: http://www.dalangpublishing.com/our-books

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Please note our ongoing events:

-"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, Jan. 12th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Sharon the Health Presents: natural wellness workshops,
3rd Wednesday of the month. Jan. 16th 6:45-8:30pm.
This months topic: 'Live Longer Healthy & Financially'

-Pacifica Poetry Forum, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month,
Jan. 17th, 7:30 pm. Come and share the joy of poetry!

-Poetry at Florey's, the last Saturday of the month,the 26th, 7:30-9:30pm
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
The featured poets this month are: Casey FitzSimons and Lisa Rizzo
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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

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

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Florey's end of year schedule.


Florey's Books will be *CLOSED* January 1st.

As usual, all other days, we will be open our normal hours: 10am to 6pm, every day.

Thank you for your patronage during 2012, and have a wonderful 2013.

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December Poetry at Florey's!


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

The Pacifica Poetry Forum meets:

***Thursday, December 20th, 7:30pm***

The Forum is open to the public and is free of charge. The Pacifica Poetry Forum meets monthly, the 3rd Thursday of each month. Come and share the joy of poetry.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Poetry Forum: ***Thursday, Dec. 20th, 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

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

"Enamored with Place" Book Event with Author Wendy Bertrand, Dec. 15th, 2-4pm!


Florey's Books welcomes author and architect Wendy Bertrand as she discusses her book "Enamored with Place: As Woman + As Architect"

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

About the Book:

Lyrical, insightful, and pleasantly avant-garde, this is the story of an intensely creative and ambitious young woman who discovered her love for place, for design, for building - that is, for architecture - even before she knew the word. It is an easy-to-read account chronicling the life and times of one of the few female to enter the field of architecture in th early '60s. As a single mother, Wendy Bertrand accepted the job security over the potential glamour, prestige, or celebrity of private practice, where architectural stars shine. She tells us how she pursued a career while continuing to value her perspective and insight as a woman, a mother, and someone who cares passionately about social equity. Her love of place infuses every aspect of her personal and professional life.

She tells us of her adventures in travel, education, marriage, childbirth, motherhood, and work. This everyday architect worked in the traditionally male-valued US Navy from 1973 to 1991, and within her civilian job she found ways to add humanistic features to that institutional military engineering culture. She took pride in public service while creating opportunities to improve workplace norms. In effect, the management and design decisions she embraced continue to challenge cultural convention in the workplace today. She reflects on how what she knows now could influence thw way our culture goes about the making of place.

This is also a story about a woman coming into her own as she matures, enjoys the fiber arts, and embraces the elements of her life that have enduring value.

Learn more at her site:

http://www.wendybertrand.com/

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We hope to see you!

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

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



Sunday, November 25, 2012

"Days of Drugs and Sirens" Book Event with Author Michael Romano, Dec. 8th, 2pm!


Florey's Books welcomes Pacifica author Michael Romano as he discusses his new book "Days of Drugs and Sirens"

***Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

The hilarious, unbelievable true story of one man's quest to pay his bills and find a decent meal, and how he saved a few lives along the way.

Michael Romano had seen it all: gangs, crime and war! But nothing prepared him for his next gig, as one of America’s first paramedics in the wild and crazy '70s in San Francisco! Sex parties, gangsters, crazy Russian mothers, hookers and pimps, death-defying stunts, soft drink euphoria, and a scalped Mexican! Saving lives ain’t glamorous! Romano’s unbelievably true stories will make you laugh, cringe and cry!

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2-4pm***

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! Dec. 8th, 10-11am


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

***Saturday, Dec. 8th, 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.


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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Dec. 8th, 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

Holiday Gift Boutique Party, Wednesday, Dec. 5th !


Florey's welcomes you to a Holiday Boutique Party, hosted by Sharon Caren of Sharon the Health.

***Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 5:30-8:30pm***

The event will feature:

- Wine Tasting and Snacks

- Live Music from the Candy Cane Express

- Jillian's International Trunk Show

- Jewelry by Debbie

- Sharon's Sacred Skin Care Oils

...and more!

RSVP to Sharon at (650) 359-6579
or sharon@sharonthehealth.com

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 5:30-8:30pm***

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

December Events, Extended Hours, Gift Wrapping!


















!!! Holiday Extended hours- Open every day,
December 1st through 24th, 10am - 8pm !!!

Don't forget, we offer free gift wrapping with any purchase.

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 invites you to our special events this month!
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-Holiday Boutique Party-Presented by Sharon the Health
Locally-produced gift items, live music, snacks, etc!
Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 5:30-8:30pm

-"Days of Drugs and Sirens" Book Event with author
Michael Romano, Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2-4pm

-"Enamored With Place" Book Event with author
Wendy Bertrand, Saturday, Dec. 15th, 2-4pm
See her site here: http://www.wendybertrand.com

-*Please note, Florey's will be closed Christmas day*

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Note our ongoing events:

-"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, Dec. 8th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Pacifica Poetry Forum, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month,
Dec. 20th, 7:30 pm. Come and share the joy of poetry!

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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 8pm every day (Dec. 1st-24th)

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

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

"Cowboys, Armageddon, and the Truth" Book Event with Author Scott Terry, Nov. 17th, 2pm!


Florey's Books welcomes author Scott Terry as he discusses his memoir, "Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth:How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion"

***Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2pm***

About the Book:

In Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion, Scott Terry offers an illuminating glimpse into a child’s sequestered world of abuse, homophobia, and religious extremism. Scott Terry’s memoir is a compelling, poignant and occasionally humorous look into the Jehovah’s Witness faith—a religion that refers to itself as The Truth—and a brave account of Terry's successful escape from a troubled past.

At the age of ten, Terry had embraced the Witnesses’ prediction that the world will come to an end in 1975 and was preparing for Armageddon. As an adolescent, he prayed for God to strip away his growing attraction to other young men. But by adulthood, Terry found himself no longer believing in the promised apocalypse. Through a series of adventures and misadventures, he left the Witness religion behind and became a cowboy, riding bulls in the rodeo. He overcame the hurdles of parental abuse, religious extremism, and homophobia and learned that Truth is a concept of honesty rather than false righteousness, a means to live life openly as a gay man.

About the author:

SCOTT TERRY is a freelance writer, watercolorist, installation artist and businessman. He has written for The San Francisco Chronicle, the Huffington Post, and his work has been covered by NPR, The Wall Street Journal, other popular media outlets. He lives in Northern California.

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For more info on Mr. Terry and his writing, see him online:

http://www.ScottTerryProjects.com

http://www.facebook.com/CowboysArmageddonAndTheTruth
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2-4pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

November Poetry at Florey's!


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

The Pacifica Poetry Forum meets:

***Thursday, November 15th, 7:30pm***

The Forum is open to the public and is free of charge. The Pacifica Poetry Forum meets monthly, the 3rd Thursday of each month. Come and share the joy of poetry.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Poetry Forum: ***Thursday, Nov. 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

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

Sharon the Health Presents: What is Cancer? , Wed. Nov.14 at Florey's!


Florey's Book Co. welcomes Sharon Caren of Sharon the Health. She will lead a free, interactive workshop on the topic: "What is Cancer?"

***Wednesday, Nov.14th 6:45-8:30pm***

From Sharon:

When you hear the word “Cancer” do you immediately go to fear feeling like it’s synonymous with a death sentence? What may also frighten you is that some known cancer cures can be as deadly as the disease. Let’s look at some of the facts and become pro-active.

I believe with a better understanding of how cancer takes hold in the body, it doesn’t have to be scary and we can then take appropriate action. It’s important to explore various healing methods if one has the disease currently. Western medicine and natural methods can be used independently or in combination.

If you’d like more detailed information on “What Is Cancer?”
Please come join me on Wed. Nov. 14th 2012 at 6:45 pm.

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Please RSVP to Sharon at (650)359-6579

or email sharon@sharonthehealth.com

For more information on Sharon, please see her site:

http://sharonthehealth.com/sharoncaren/
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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 6:45-8:30pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

Saturday, November 03, 2012

"That is the Question" Shakespeare Boardgame Event, with Creator John Ahlbach, Tues. Nov. 13th, 7pm!


Florey's Books welcomes local game creator John Ahlbach, as he discusses his board game "That is the Question: A Game of Shakespeare Knowledge".

***Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 7pm***

About the game:

'That is the Question' is a fun journey through all things Shakespeare.

The game's 500 questions come with a multiple-choice option that players with less experience can use to level the playing field against those with more expertise. The questions cover the plots, language and characters of major and minor plays. They cover Shakespeare on stage and in film in our own time.

Knowledge and educated guessing do not always win in That is the Question. Luck must be with you, too, as you must land on the right spaces to win the two of each type of Character Card needed for victory.

So, when Juliet asks, "What satisfaction canst thou have tonight?", the answer is, play That is the Question with your friends or family!

About the author/creator:

John Ahlbach is a teacher at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco. He wrote the 500 questions used in That is the Question: A Game of Shakespeare Knowledge. The game board and cards were designed by Mona Toft, a graphic artist in St. Paul , MN. Much of the profits from this game will go to Friends: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter, of which John is a co-founder.

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For more information about Mr.Ahlbach and the game, please see his website:
http://www.thatisthequestion.t83.net
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We hope to see you!

***Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 7pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

"125 Years of History..." Holy Cross Cemetery Book Event, with Author Jean Bartlett! Nov.10th, 2-4 pm


Florey's Books welcomes author and long-time Pacifica Tribune writer Jean Bartlett to discuss her most recently published book, "125 Years of History, Ministry and Service" Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma. The book's cover art is by Canton-born artist Hugh Zeng, who runs Millbrae Frame-Art on El Camino in Millbrae.

***Saturday, November 10th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

In 1880, nearly 234,000 individuals called San Francisco "home," and the population was expanding in leaps and bounds. But the City, at a fixed size of 46.7 square miles was not. Property owners living near San Francisco's big "four" cemeteries – Laurel Hill, Calvary (the Catholic cemetery), the Masonic Cemetery and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (all in the Lone Mountain-Laurel Heights area) – began to make serious noise about the removal of the dead, so the living would have room to grow. In 1886, San Francisco's second archbishop, Archbishop Patrick Riordan, purchased 300 acres of farmland to build a new Catholic cemetery just five miles south of San Francisco, an area now known as the town of Colma. People thought that was crazy. Who would travel that far south to bury their dead? But on June 7, 1887, when Holy Cross opened its gates for the very first time, two funeral carriages sped out of San Francisco – each racing to have the honor of carrying the first "interred." Screeching to a halt first was the carriage carrying the late Timothy Buckley, formerly of 438 Minna Street. Coming in at a close second, was the carriage of the late Bridget Martin, formerly of 1827-1/2 Bush Street. Since that day, 370,000 individuals have come to rest within the gates of Holy Cross, including some of the nationally and locally famous – Joe DiMaggio, A.P. Giannini, George Moscone, Louise M. Davies, Kathryn Forbes and Hildreth Meière. This book contains historical snapshots of some of the Cemetery's interred, with a gravesite locater, as well as a history of the establishment of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco. It is written in honor of the 125th year of Colma's first and largest cemetery.



About the Author:

Born in San Francisco, Jean Bartlett has worked as the Arts and Features Correspondent for the Pacifica Tribune for the past 13 years and continuing. She is additionally the Arts and Features Writer for the Peninsula Progress. Along with these papers, she has written for such print and online media as the San Jose Mercury, the Oakland Tribune, the San Mateo Times and Bay Area Business Woman. A family history biographer, she writes individual histories for both private clients and memorial websites such as Making Everlasting Memories. The author of the award-winning children’s book IndiAsia and the Dragon, Ms. Bartlett has additionally written theater for American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory, the Barefoot Play Readers Repertory Theatre Company and the Pacifica School District . Her online website, Jean’s Magazines, provides press (in-depth interviews and reviews) for artists and musicians. She is the scriptwriter behind the online, Quip Films by Bartlett. Additionally she has written for Hallmark Cards, Inc. and worked as a Bay Area lyricist/melody writer. Her grandparents are interred at Holy Cross.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Nov. 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!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday Story Time at Florey's! Nov. 10th, 10-11am


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

***Saturday, Nov. 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.


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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Nov. 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!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Friday, October 26, 2012

"Gossip Queen" Book Event with Rinnah Y .Hope, Sat. Nov. 3rd at Florey's!


Florey's Books welcomes author Rinnah Y. Hope as she reads and discusses her new picture book: "Gossip Queen".

***Saturday, November 3rd, 2-4pm***

About the book:

Gossip Queen takes us on a journey through the schoolyards and the hearts of our children. Little Elena struggled with isolation after losing her hearing and speech. She learned how damaging words could be when an angel freed her tongue and unclogged her ears. This delightful and uplifting story conveys an important message: words are powerful and the tongue is like a spark that can set a forest on fire.

About the Author:

Rinnah Y Hope. loves to write for children. Before she became a writer, she taught at an elementary school in San Francisco and enjoyed telling stories to her students. She also taught Mathematics and Biology in high schools and Mass Communications and Public Speaking at a college. Besides a B.S., she holds an M.A. degree in Communications and Theater Arts from the University of Iowa.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2-4pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

November 2012 Calendar of Events at Florey's!


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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-"Gossip Queen" book event with author Rinnah Y. Hope
Saturday, November 3rd, 2-4pm

-"125 Years of History, Ministry and Service" book event
with author Jean Bartlett, Saturday, Nov. 10th 2-4pm

-"That is the Question" Shakespeare board game event,
with creator John Ahlbach, Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 7pm
See his site here: http://www.thatisthequestion.t83.net

-"Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth" book event
with author Scott Terry. Saturday, Nov.17th, 2pm
See his site here: http://www.scottterryprojects.com

-*Please note, Florey's will be closed Thanksgiving day*

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Note our ongoing events:

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

-Sharon the Health Presents: natural wellness workshops,
3rd Wednesday of the month. Nov. 14th 6:45-8:30pm.
This months topic: 'What is Cancer?'

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

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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

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

Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Wait a Lonely Lifetime" Book Event with Leigh Verrill-Rhys, Sat. Oct. 20th at Florey's!


Florey's Books welcomes author Leigh Verrill-Rhys as she discusses her new novel "Wait a Lonely Lifetime".

***Saturday, October, 2oth, 2-4pm***

About the book:

Sylviana Langdon’s marriage went bad from the start. She married the wrong guy, and there was no chance of ever making him right—not for her. Divorced and dating again, she can’t stop thinking about a smart guy she met a few weeks before Steve came into her life. Eric Wasserman walked away from her with no explanation back then. What would he want with an airhead artist’s model now, fifteen years and two little girls later?

Captain Wasserman’s best buddy, Steve Langdon, saved his life and stole his girl. The career Army officer’s second-in-command drops a pretty blue envelope on his desk. The handwriting isn’t familiar, but the name pulls the pin on the grenade that has been in Eric’s mind since he walked away from the green-eyed girl his buddy wanted.

When he doesn’t reply to either of the two letters and a third arrives, his ungentlemanly behavior threatens the morale of his combat support unit. For the sake of his unit, Eric takes the hit from his best buddy’s wife, wondering why Steve has put her up to writing to a man she doesn’t know.

About the author:

A native of Paris Hill, Maine, Leigh Verrill-Rhys spent most of her childhood and early adult years in San Francisco before emigrating to Wales to marry and raise three sons. She has been a writer, editor and lecturer for most of her life, intermingled with career portfolios in marketing, finance, and community arts projects.

An Award-winning editor, she has published three volumes of women's autobiographical writing about their lives in Wales during World War II. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Welsh Academy and several RWA chapters. 'Wait a Lonely Lifetime' is her first published novel.

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For more information about Ms. Verrill-Rhys and her books, please see her website:
http://www.leighverrillrhys.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2-4pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

October Poetry at Florey's!


Florey's Books invites you to our two ongoing poetry events.

First, the Pacifica Poetry Forum meets:

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

The Forum is open to the public and is free of charge. The Pacifica Poetry Forum meets monthly, the 3rd Thursday of each month. Come and share the joy of poetry.

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Next, is the October Poetry at Florey's event:

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

The featured poets this month are: Sherri Rose-Walker and Patrice Haan. Ms. Haan will also accompany herself on harp. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic period. Open mic sign-up is first come, first served. This event is also open to the public and free of charge.

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We hope to see you!


Pacifica Poetry Forum: ***Thursday, Oct. 18th, 7:30pm***

Poetry at Florey's: ***Saturday, Oct. 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

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

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Sharon the Health Presents: Fit and Flexible at Any Age, Wed. Oct. 17 at Florey's!


Florey's Book Co. welcomes Sharon Caren of Sharon the Health and guest speaker Aaron Parnell, Posturist. He will lead a free, interactive workshop on the topic: "Fit, Flexible and Fabulous at Any Age!"

***Wednesday, Oct.17th 6:45-8:30pm***

First time speaker in Pacifica, Aaron Parnell, Posturist and the developer of Reposturing Bodywork, was a member of the first Olympic Sportsmassage Team in the Los Angeles Games. Working with these world class athlete's was how Reposturing was born. It worked for the best of the best and now it works even better for us!

Aaron started out his career as a massage therapist and personal trainer. He worked in a Chiropractic office and then enrolled into Chiropractic College. In his studies, he realized no one was really doing the important muscle work that was needed to balance the body according to gravity. It was the MISSING LINK!

He wants to share his secrets for your health and vitality no matter what age you are. Posture is the most under rated component for a healthy body. Aaron brings the time-honored traditions of Hatha Yoga, with leading edge research and developments in sports performance, exercise science, and kinesiology together to make a simple but effective way to get rid of pain in our everyday lives. This happens through a hands-on technique and a self care plan as well. Amazing? No, it’s scientifically based and cutting edge discoveries he'll share with you. Don't miss it.

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Please RSVP to Sharon at (650)359-6579

or email sharon@sharonthehealth.com

For more information on Sharon, please see her site:

http://sharonthehealth.com/sharoncaren/
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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 6:45-8:30pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

"What Happened to Pluto?" Astronomy talk with Jack Preston, Sat. Oct. 13th, 2pm!


Florey's Books invites you to an astronomy talk with Jack Preston.

***Saturday, October 13th, 2-4pm***

About the talk:

What Happened to Pluto and Why Isn’t it a Planet Anymore?

Most of us know that Pluto has been downgraded from its original classification as a normal planet. We will be talking about why this happened, does it make any sense and how Pluto is now classified. We will also look at the history of what the word planet has meant in the past and how it has changed.


About the speaker:

Jack Preston, now retired, was a professor of Astronomy at Cañada College in Redwood City, California from 1984 until 2008. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1966, and that year moved to California where he has lived ever since. He received his Master’s Degree from San Francisco State University in 1974. Jack grew up in New England which is where he learned to love the night sky. He joined his first group of amateur astronomers while in the fifth grade in 1955 and has never lost his love for the stars. He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force in the late 60’s and has taught Astronomy, Physics, and Math ever since. He is currently volunteering at the CuriOdyssey Museum at Coyote Point.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, October 13th, 2-4pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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




Saturday Story Time at Florey's! Oct. 13th, 10-11am




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

***Saturday, Oct. 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.


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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Oct. 13th, 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!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Poetry at Florey's!


We invite you to our first October Poetry at Florey's event:

***Saturday, October 6th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are: Diane Frank and Ellaraine Lockie. They will be accompanied by Eric Ievins on cello and Amelia Roman on harp. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic period. Open mic sign-up is first come, first served. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

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Watch this space for details about other poetry events this month at Florey's!

We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's: ***Saturday, October 6th, 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

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

Florey's 35th Anniversary Celebration!

Florey's welcomes you to a celebration of our 35th year in business.

***Thursday, October 4th, 5-7pm***

There will be a ribbon cutting and refreshments will be served.

Founded in 1977 by Mary Florey and her son Jon Florey, the store was first located on Francisco Street, in the current location of El Grano De Oro.






















In 1984, the store moved to Palmetto Ave., the current location of Clay Creations.

Finally, in 2001 Florey's moved to the current location. Still on Palmetto, but a bit further north, at the intersection with Montecito. Florey's is now run by Mary's grandson, Aaron.

Over the years, Florey's has hosted many events. From book signings and poetry readings, to art lessons and tea parties. We continue to work at being an important part of Pacifica.

As always, we hope to see you!
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Florey's 35th Anniversary Celebration
***Thursday, October 4th, 5-7pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650)355-8811
open 10am to 6pm every day!


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

October 2012 Calendar of Events at Florey's!


Florey's invites you to our special events this month:

-Florey's 35th Anniversary Celebration- Thursday, Oct. 4th, 5-7pm
Join us as we mark a milestone for Florey's.

-"What Happened to Pluto and Why Isn't it a Planet Anymore?"
An astronomy talk, by retired astronomy professor Jack Preston
Saturday, Oct. 13th, 2-4pm

-"Wait a Lonely Lifetime" book event with author Leigh Verrill-Rhys.
Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2-4pm
See her site here: http://www.leighverrillrhys.com/
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Note our ongoing events:

-"Fiber Fridays", Knitting, Crochet, any sort of string craft, Fridays 6-8pm
All varieties of string and fabric crafts are welcome!

-Saturday Storytime! Children's event, the second Saturday each month,
Oct. 13th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Sharon the Health Presents: natural wellness workshops, 3rd Wednesday of the month. Oct. 17th 6:45-8:30pm. This months topic: 'Fit and Flexible at Any Age'

-Pacifica Poetry Forum, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, the 18th, 7:30 pm

-Poetry at Florey's, this month, it occurs on the first *and* last Saturday of the month.Oct. 6th and Oct. 27th, 7:30-9:30pm
Featured poets, followed by an open mic period. Share your poems, or just enjoy.

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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

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

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Visit Florey's Books During Fog Fest!


Come by and visit Florey's Books during the 27th annual Fog Fest. We will be open 10am-6pm both days, September 29th and 30th. For more information about Fog Fest, check out the website:

http://pacificcoastfogfest.com

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650)355-8811
open 10am to 6pm every day!


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

Saturday, September 08, 2012

"City of Redemption" Book Event with Author June Ahern, Sat., Sept. 22nd at Florey's!


Florey's Books welcomes author June Ahern as she discusses her new novel "City of Redemption"

***Saturday, September, 22nd, 3-5pm***

About the book:

'City of Redemption' is a vividly recounted story of lies, betrayal, sex, drugs, and murder that takes place during an unforgettable time and place in history- the Summer of Love in San Francisco, 1967.

Partly to blame for her young son's death and abandoned by her husband, Liz Mackay leaves Scotland in disgrace, hoping for a second chance at love and life. Arriving in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, she soon joins a commune. Her new family is a curious mix: Black Panthers trying to change the world, a Vietnam vet seeking inner peace, a flamboyant hairdresser with dreams of his own, and a flower child and her drug dealer boyfriend who changes girlfriends often.

At first Liz is happy to have found a welcoming home but soon her hope for peace and love begins to diminish. As her new roommates pry into her mysterious past Liz's search for a "jolly good time" brings more grief and a worsening drug addiction. Embroiled in a plot to bring down the Black Panthers, she looks for a way to redeem herself for her part in her son's death. Sharing her fears, she is told, "Keep your mouth shut." Can she save her friends or will she just watch her commune family break apart? No one expects anything heroic from Liz.

About the author:

Ms. Ahern was born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in San Francisco. She is the author fo two previous books, the novel "The Skye in June" and a consumer's guide "The Timeless Conselor: The Best Guide to a Psychic Reading". She has a son, and lives on the coast with her husband, dog, cat, and horse.
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For more information about Ms. Ahern and her books, please see her website:
http://www.juneahern.com
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 3-5pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

September Poetry at Florey's!



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

The Pacifica Poetry Forum meets:

***Thursday, Sept. 20th, 7:30pm***

The Forum is open to the public and is free of charge. The Pacifica Poetry Forum meets monthly, the 3rd Thursday of each month. Come and share the joy of poetry.

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Poetry at Florey's (normally the final Saturday of the month) will skip this month due to Fog Fest. We will have TWO in October instead, on the 6th and 27th. Watch this space for more details.
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We hope to see you!


Pacifica Poetry Forum: ***Thursday, Sept 20th, 7:30pm***

Poetry at Florey's: ***Postponed until October 6th and 27th***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

Sharon the Health Presents: The Joy of Speaking Up, Wed. Sept. 19 at Florey's!



Florey's Book Co. welcomes Sharon Caren of Sharon the Health and guest speaker Michael Neuendorff. He will lead a free, interactive workshop on the topic "Get over it! Experience the Joy of Speaking Up".

***Wednesday, Sept. 19th 6:45-8:30pm***

Do you…

* Have a big speech coming up that you need help with? This could be personal like a wedding toast or professional such as at a conference or executive meeting.

*Present regularly as part of your job and find you’re not performing to your satisfaction?

* Want to use public speaking as a way of marketing yourself as a business owner but don’t know how to start?

* Have an idea for a presentation but aren’t sure how to put it together?

* Speak English as a second language and need to improve your ability to present due to the demands of your job?

* Have a staff person that needs to be a better presenter before you’re ever going to promote them?

If any of the above situations is a match for you, then you can count on Mr. Neuendorff to help.

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Please see his site for more information: http://www.buildandbalance.com/
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RSVP to Sharon at (650)359-6579

or email sharon@sharonthehealth.com

For more information on Sharon, please see her site:

http://sharonthehealth.com/sharoncaren/
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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 6:45-8:30pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Saturday Story Time at Florey's! Sept. 8th, 10-11am



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 Sayres and friends. The event is free of charge and open to the public.


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

September 2012 Calendar of Events at Florey's!




Florey's invites you to our special events this month:

-"City of Redemption" book event with author June Ahern. Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 3-5pm
See here site here: http://www.juneahern.com

-!!! Early Announcement !!!: Florey's 35th Anniversary Celebration-
Thursday, OCTOBER. 4th, 5-7pm
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Note our ongoing events:

-"Fiber Fridays", Knitting, Crochet, any sort of string craft, Fridays 6-8pm
All varieties of string and fabric crafts 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!

-Sharon the Health Presents: natural wellness workshops, 3rd Wednesday of the month. Sept. 19th 6:45-8:30pm. This months topic: 'Experience the Joy of Speaking Up'

-Pacifica Poetry Forum, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, the 20th, 7:30 pm

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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

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

Sunday, August 12, 2012

August Poetry at Florey's!


Florey's Books invites you to our two ongoing poetry events.

First, the Pacifica Poetry Forum meets:

***Thursday August 16th, 7:30pm***

The Forum is open to the public and is free of charge. The Pacifica Poetry Forum meets monthly, the 3rd Thursday of each month. Come and share the joy of poetry.

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Next, is the August Poetry at Florey's event:

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

The featured poets this month are: Chris Church and Sherri Rose-Walker. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic period. Open mic sign-up is first come, first served. This event is also open to the public and free of charge.

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We hope to see you!


Pacifica Poetry Forum: ***Thursday, August 16th, 7:30pm***

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

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

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Sharon the Health Presents: Healing Through Art, Wed. Aug. 15th at Florey's!


Florey's Book Co. welcomes Sharon Caren of Sharon the Health and guest speaker Jo-Neal Boic. She will lead a free, interactive workshop on the topic "Healing Through Art".

***Wednesday, August 15th, 6:45-8:30pm***

Ms. Boic will discuss:

Creative Expression: How it can bring you in touch with your emotions, boost self-esteem, and counter stress and trauma while enhancing perceptive skills.

Find out how Visual Art: Brings you immediately into the present moment, encourages consciousness, and can be a wonderful form of meditation.

Please see her site for more information:
http://www.jo-nealboic.com/
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RSVP to Sharon at (650)359-6579

or email sharon@sharonthehealth.com

For more information on Sharon, please see her site:

http://sharonthehealth.com/sharoncaren/

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, August 15th, 6:45-8:30pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Saturday Story Time at Florey's! August 11th, 10-11am



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

***Saturday, August 11th, 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.


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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, August 11th, 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!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Children's Angel Meditation Salon with Wanda Whitaker, Wed. August 8th!



Florey's invites you to a children's Color, Meditate, and Create with the Angels Salon, hosted by Wanda Whitaker.

***Wednesday, August 8th, 1-3pm***

A fun and educational salon that introduces adults, teens, and children to the celestial realm of God's many helpers.

Do you know your Archangels and the roles they play in your life?

Have you ever experienced seeing or being touched by an Angel?


This workshop will include:

Guided Meditation

Coloring and Creative Imagery Exercise

-Activities and Games

-Educational Talk and Discusssion

-Questions and Answers


For more information about Ms. Whitaker and her 'Angels and Spirit Guides Coloring and Activity Book', please see her website:

http://www.AnchoredInSpirit.com

You can also contact her by email: AnchoredInSpirit@yahoo.com

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We hope to see you! Bring your favorite crayons!

***Wednesday, August 8th, 1-3pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

Monday, July 23, 2012

"Only a Girl" Book Event with Author Lian Gouw, Sat., August 4th!


Florey's Books welcomes author Lian Gouw as she discusses her book "Only a Girl"

***Saturday, August 4th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

In 'Only a Girl', three generations of Chinese women struggle for identity against a political backdrop of the World Depression, World War II, and the Indonesian Revolution.

Nanna, the matriarch of the family, strives to preserve the family’s traditional Chinese values while her children are eager to assimilate into Dutch colonial society.

Carolien, Nanna’s youngest daughter, is fixated with the advantages to be gained through adopting a Western lifestyle. She is proven wrong through her turbulent and ultimately failed marriage and by the consequences of raising her daughter in the Dutch culture.

Jenny’s Western upbringing puts her at a disadvantage in the newly independent Indonesian state where Dutch culture is no longer revered.

The unique ways in which Nanna, Carolien and Jenny face their own challenges reveal the complex tale of Chinese society in Indonesia between 1930 and 1952.

About the author:

Lian Gouw was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, then a Dutch colony known as the Netherlands’ East Indies.

Lian’s short stories and poems have appeared in Quietus Magazine, Writing for our Lives, Voices and Visions, The Highland’s Low Down and Reflections.

Her Predicament, an earlier version of the first chapter of her novel, Only A Girl, was included in the 2006 anthology of the SF Writers Conference, Building Bridges from Writers to Readers.

In her writing, Lian explores themes of human relationships, connection with animals, and fable-like fantasy. She is particularly interested in the lives and struggles of women.

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For more on Ms. Gouw, see her site: http://www.liangouw.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, August 4th, 2-4pm***


Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

August 2012 Calendar of Events at Florey's!



Here is the August 2012 calendar of events at Florey's Book Co.

Note our ongoing events:

-"Fiber Fridays", Knitting, Crochet, any sort of string craft, Fridays 6-8pm
All varieties of string and fabric crafts are welcome!

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

-Sharon the Health Presents: natural healing workshops, 3rd Wednesday of the month. August 15th 7-8:30pm. This months topic: 'Healing Through Art'

-"Speak Easy", a Read-aloud and book discussion group, Sundays 4-6pm
Come share a fun or exciting passage from a new or old favorite book.

-Pacifica Poetry Forum, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, the 16th, 7:30 pm

-Poetry at Florey's, the last Saturday of the month,the 25th, 7:30-9:30pm
Featured poets, followed by an open mic period. Share your poems, or just listen.

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Also, the special events this month:

-"Only a Girl" book event with author Lian Gouw. Saturday, August 4th, 2-4pm
See here site here: http://www.liangouw.com/

-Children's Angel Meditation Salon with Wanda Whitaker. Wednesday, August 8th, 1-3pm
See her site here: http://www.AnchoredInSpirit.com
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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

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

Sunday, July 08, 2012

July Poetry at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to our two ongoing poetry events.

First, the Pacifica Poetry Forum meets:

***Thursday July 19th, 7:30pm***

The Forum is open to the public and is free of charge. The Pacifica Poetry Forum meets monthly, the 3rd Thursday of each month. Come and share the joy of poetry.

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Next, is the July Poetry at Florey's event:

***Saturday, July 28th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are: Sande Anfang and Steve Arntson. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic period. Open mic sign-up is first come, first served. This event is also open to the public and free of charge.

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We hope to see you!


Pacifica Poetry Forum: ***Thursday, July 19th, 7:30pm***

Poetry at Florey's: ***Saturday, July 28th, 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

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

Sharon the Health Presents: Color is Energy, Wed. July 18th at Florey's!



Florey's Book Co. welcomes Sharon Caren of Sharon the Health and guest speaker Cindy Rodoni. She will lead a free, interactive workshop on the topic "Color is Energy".

***Wednesday, July 18th, 7-8:30pm***

Ms. Rodoni will discuss:

-Color is energy that affects you and those around you.

-Color can help you look and feel healthier and more balanced.

-Up to 90% of your first impression is based on color alone. Learn why!

Please see her site for more info:

http://www.donellalloyd.com/blog/

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RSVP to Sharon at (650)359-6579

or email sharon@sharonthehealth.com

For more information on Sharon, please see her site:

http://sharonthehealth.com/sharoncaren/

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, July 18th, 7:00-8:30pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

Thursday, June 28, 2012

"American Popcorn" Book Event with author Dennis Willis, Sat. July 14th!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Dennis Willis as he discusses his new book "American Popcorn: Hollywood and the War on Common Sense"

***Saturday, July 14th, 2-4:30pm***

About the book:

From all-too revealing trailers and remakes, to over-priced fuzzy 3D movies, is there no end to the condescending ways the big studios will try to sell you their latest blockbusters? American Popcorn is a compilation of scathing, honest commentaries from film critic Dennis Willis on a wide variety of subjects, including the broken MPAA rating system, ill-conceived movie star vanity projects, and how tough it is to be a Star Wars fan. Funny and insightful, you'll never look at movies the same way again!

About the author:

Dennis Willis is an award-winning producer, TV host, director, editor, screenwriter and film critic. He produced and co-hosted Reel Life (later called Film Trip) from 1993-98.
Mr. Willis hosts the Flick Nation radio show, a weekly 1-hour look at the entertainment industry from the inside out. He also hosts the weekly syndicated feature Flick Nation: Home Media Guide, and is the Afternoon News film critic on KGO Radio in San Francisco.
His written reviews have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers; and he has conducted hundreds interviews with filmmakers and movie stars. Since 2009, Mr. Willis has published the Flick Nation Movie Guide, a compendium of current reviews.

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For more on Mr. Willis, please see his sites:

http://www.facebook.com/flicknation

http://www.flicknation.net

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, July 14th, 2-4:30pm***


Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

Saturday Story Time at Florey's! July 14th, 10-11am



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

***Saturday, July 14th, 10am-11am***

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole Sayres. The event is free of charge and open to the public.


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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, July 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!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

"But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise" author event, Thursday, July 12th !



Florey's Books welcomes author Lillian-Yvonne Bertram as she reads from her book "But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise".

***Thursday, July 12th, 4-5pm***

About the author:

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram has been a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference work-study scholar, a writer-in-residence at the Montana Artists Refuge, and is a Cave Canem alumna. Her poetry has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Callaloo, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Narrative Magazine, Subtropics, and other journals. She received first place in the 2011 Summer Literary Seminars poetry contest, won the Gulf Coast Magazine Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, and received second place in Narrative Magazine’s poetry contest. Bertram is a graduate of the writing programs at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a 2009-2011 Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow at Williams College where
she taught creative writing and literature. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her first book, But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, won the Red Hen Press 2010 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, judged by Claudia Rankine.

For more on Ms. Bertram and her work, please see her facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/Lillian.Yvonne.Bertram

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We hope to see you!

***Thursday, July 12th, 4-5pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

July 2012 Calendar of Events at Florey's!



Here is the July 2012 calendar of events at Florey's Book Co.

Note our ongoing events:

-"Fiber Fridays", Knitting, Crochet, any sort of string craft, Fridays 6-8pm
All varieties of string and fabric crafts are welcome!

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

-Sharon the Health Presents: natural healing workshops, 3rd Wednesday of the month. July 18th 7-8:30pm. This months topic: 'Color is Energy'

-"Speak Easy", a Read-aloud and book discussion group, Sundays 4-6pm
Come share a fun or exciting passage from a new or old favorite book.

-Pacifica Poetry Forum, meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, the 19th, 7:30 pm

-Poetry at Florey's, the last Saturday of the month,the 28th, 7:30-9:30pm
Featured poets, followed by an open mic period. Share your poems, or just listen.

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Also, the special events this month:

-"But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise" book event with author Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Thursday, July 12th. 4-5pm

-"American Popcorn" book event with author Dennis Willis, Saturday, July 14th, 2-4:30pm

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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

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

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June Poetry at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, June 30th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are: Larry Beresford and Rose Mark. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic period. Open mic sign-up is first come, first served. This event is also open to the public and free of charge.

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We hope to see you!


Poetry at Florey's: ***Saturday, June 30th, 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

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

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sharon the Health Presents: Music Healing for Well Being, Wed. June 20th at Florey's!



Sharon Caren of Sharon the Health presents a workshop and discussion about how music can improve your state of well being. Guest speaker Dave Crimmen will be here to relate how music has helped him, and can help you as well.

***Wednesday, June 20th, 7-8:30pm***

RSVP to Sharon at (650)359-6578

or email sharon@sharonthehealth.com

For more information on Sharon, please see her site:

http://sharonthehealth.com/sharoncaren/

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, June 20th, 7:00-8:30pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

"Rues" Author Event, Saturday June 16th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Philip Kobylarz as he reads from his works and discusses his new book "Rues".

***Saturday June 16th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

"I use the experiences of the south of France as sort of a diving board to really talk about the weirdness of life, being a writer, and the individual as observer who is never really at home wherever he or she might be." from the author.


About the author:

Philip Kobylarz is a writer/teacher/Gnostic who currently resides in the East Bay. Recent work of his appears or will appear in Connecticut Review, Basalt, Santa Fe Literary Review, New American Writing, Poetry Salzburg Review and has appeared in Best American Poetry. His book, Rues, was recently published by Blue Light Press of San Francisco.

-Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served.-

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, June 16th, 2-4pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lit Wave 2012 Wrap-up Video!



Pacifica Currents host Edie Hovermale interviews guests Sue Beckmeyer and Gail Benjamin about the Pacifica LIT WAVE, a 3-day celebration of words (episode #230). Local authors, poets, storytellers and musicians are coming together across Pacifica for three days of creative festivities. There are events for the young and young at heart, in venues indoors and outside! All events are free and open to the public.

"The Ninja Librarian" author event Saturday, June 9th, 2-4pm!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Rebecca Douglass as she discusses her new young adult novel "The Ninja Librarian".

***Saturday, June 9th, 2-4pm***

About the Book:

The Ninja Librarian is a humorous set of tall tales set in the highly fictional gold-country town of Skunk Corners. It’s the story of a dusty, tough, unfriendly town that gets a new outlook on life thanks to the advent of the Ninja Librarian—a mild-mannered librarian who offers his wisdom with a little extra when folks don’t listen. The stories appeal to readers of all ages, from middle-elementary to adult and beyond.

About the Author:

Rebecca Douglass mostly resides in Daly City, California, with her husband and two teenaged sons. Her imagination resides where it pleases, in and out of this world. After a decade of working at the Westlake library, she is still learning the secrets of the Ninja Librarian. Ms. Douglass is a long-time volunteer at the schools, including most recently at Oceana H.S. in Pacifica, and serves on the Jefferson Elementary School Board.

Rebecca Douglass blogs at http://www.ninjalibrarian.com

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, June 9th, 2-4pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day

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