Sunday, September 17, 2017

Florey's Book Club: 'A Man Called Ove' Sept. 21st!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, September 21st, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our September book, 'A Man Called Ove' by Fredrik Backman.

About the book:

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon--the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

About the author:

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, as well as a novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer. His books are published in more than thirty-five countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, September 21st, 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

Sunday, September 10, 2017

San Francisco's Ferry Building - Book event with author Anne Evers Hitz, Sept.17th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Anne Evers Hitz as she discusses her book, "San Francisco's Ferry Building".

***Sunday, September 17th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

For many years, visitors traveling to San Francisco came via ferry, and the Ferry Building, one of San Francisco's most famous landmarks, stood ready to welcome them. In the 1920s, the Ferry Building was the world's second-busiest transit terminal (after Charing Cross, London), with more than 50,000 people a day passing through the elegant structure, designed by architect A. Page Brown and opened in 1898. When the 1906 earthquake struck and the ensuing fire was destroying the city, the venerable waterfront icon stood above the ruins, giving residents hope that the city would recover and rise from the ashes. By 1939, with the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge both open, ferry traffic fell off. By the late 1950s, ferry service ended altogether, and the building's beautiful facade was blocked by the double-decker Embarcadero Freeway. With the freeway's demise after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the Ferry Building was restored and reopened in 2003. It is once again a beacon of civic pride, a landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and a public space that anchors the San Francisco waterfront.

About the author:

Author and freelance writer Anne Evers Hitz, a fifth-generation San Franciscan, has gathered together images from libraries and private collections to tell the Ferry Building story.

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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, September 17th, 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

September 2017 Poetry at Florey's.



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

***Saturday, September 16th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Lisa Rosenberg and Nan Cohen.

From Sherri:

Dear Friends in Poetry,

Please note that this month, due to the intricate art of scheduling, our reading will be on Saturday, September 16.

I hope you can consider joining us for what is going to be a superlative evening of poetry. We will welcome Lisa Rosenberg, Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, and Nan Cohen, both gifted and accomplished poets.

As always, these days, we'll begin with open mic at 7:30. You are invited to read your work (3 minutes, please), or the work of your favorite poet. You are also very welcome just to listen. Afterward, we'll have a break, followed by the featured poets. It is so much appreciated if you bring a snack, drink or supplies (plates, napkins, cups) for the table, if you can.

About the featured poets:

LISA ROSENBERG

Lisa Rosenberg is the 2017-2018 Poet Laureate of San Mateo County. She holds degrees in Physics and Creative Writing, and received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University. A recovering engineer, her publications include technical and scientific articles in addition to poetry and prose in literary venues, including The Threepenny Review, POETRY, Shenandoah, Witness, Southwest Review, Poetry Daily, and The POETRY Anthology 1912 -2002. She has a series of craft essays in progress that explore connections and conflicts that can arise in multidisciplinary career paths. As Poet Laureate of a diverse Bay Area county, Lisa advocates for the expansion of poetry’s audience, authorship, influence, and subjects. She enjoys public speaking, especially for groups outside of poetry’s traditional support base; and also provides outreach to schools, workshop instruction, and community projects to showcase the poetry of local writers of all levels of experience.

NAN COHEN

Nan Cohen, the longtime poetry director of the Napa Valley Writers' Conference, is the author of two collections: Rope Bridge (2005) and Unfinished City (2017). Her work has appeared in magazines and anthologies including Ploughshares, Poet Lore, Poetry International, The New Republic and Slate. The recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Writer's Award, and a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she lives in Los Angeles and teaches at Viewpoint School and the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, September 16th, 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

Monday, September 04, 2017

Writers Open Mic, September 9th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, September 9th, 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, September 9th, 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, September 9th, 10am-11am***

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole & Patrick Sayres and friends.
The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Saturday Story Time occurs the second Saturday each month.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, September 9th, 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