Saturday, February 17, 2018

February 2018 Poetry at Florey's.



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

***Saturday, February 24th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Karen Llagas and Florencia Milito.

From Sherri:

I'd like to invite you to consider joining Aaron and me for our poetry reading later this month. We'll be featuring poets Karen Llagas and Florencia Milito for their poetic view on the world.

As always, you are invited to bring your own work to read at open mic (3 minutes, please, and do time yourselves so you can observe the time limit); our open mics are among the most varied, high quality and courteous I've observed!

If you can, please also bring a snack or drink to share (water is particularly appreciated). We now have plenty of napkins, plates, and other supplies, thanks to you!

About the featured poets:

KAREN LLAGAS

Karen Llagas’s first collection of poetry, Archipelago Dust, was published by Meritage Press in 2010. A recipient of a Hedgebrook Residency, and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, she lives in San Francisco and works as a translator & lecturer at UC Berkeley.

FLORENCIA MILITO

Born in Argentina, Florencia Milito spent her early childhood in Venezuela and has lived in the U.S. since she was nine. She is a bilingual poet, essayist, and translator whose work has appeared in ZYZZYVA; Indiana Review; Catamaran; Entremares; Digging through the Fat; Diálogo; 92nd Street Y; Kenyon Review; and Latina Voices, Protest, and Struggle in 21st Century USA. A Hedgebrook alumna, CantoMundo fellow, and San Francisco Grotto fellow, she lives in San Francisco and works as a translator and teaching artist.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, February 24th, 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

'Free the Bear' Book Event with Author CD Spensley, Feb. 24th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author CD Spensley as they discusses their new novel, "Free the Bear".

***Saturday, February 24th, 2-3pm***

About the Book:

What if six months after the 2016 election, California secedes from the union and promptly releases the Jerry Garcia virus on the Pentagon, appropriating the U.S. nuclear arsenal? Oops! Somebody’s been asleep at the wheel for years, because California is now three decades ahead of the Feds technologically on land, sea, air, and even in space.

This is not Calexit. This is FREE THE BEAR!

In this first installment of speculative fiction meets literary fiction, utopian ideas lead, artificial intelligence advises, and human foibles continue to mess things up. The story plays out against a backdrop of U.S. treachery and the current direction the world is headed.

An ingenious chaos theorist and his team of Silicon Valley scientists withhold key discoveries from the Feds, aided by an ally that nobody saw coming. What? An AI that meditates? The fledging nation wages a bloodless secession, while a million gamers direct roving, benevolent telefactors (aka drones) to keep the Feds at bay. Quirky “Happy Camps” delight captured U.S. soldiers with a taste of California life. (“Please don’t send me back to the Feds!”)

Utopia? Dystopia? You decide. This science fiction tale will have even the most cynical U.S. citizens waving their Free the Bear flag!

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For more information, visit:
http://freethebearbook.com
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, February 24th, 2-3pm***

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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

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Florey's Book Club: 'East of the Mountains' February 15th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, February 15th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our February book, 'East of the Mountains' by David Guterson.

About the book:

It is mid-October, 1997, harvest time in the Columbia Basin of central Washington state, a rich apple- and pear-growing region. Ben Givens, recently widowed, is a retired heart surgeon, once admired for his steadiness of hand, his precision, his endurance. He has terminal colon cancer. While Ben does not readily accept defeat, he is determined to avoid suffering rather than engage it. And so, accompanied by his two hunting dogs, he sets out through the mythic American West-sage deserts, yawning canyons, dusty ranches, vast orchards-on his last hunt. The main issues for Ben as a doctor had been tactical and so it would be with his death. But he hadn't considered the persuasiveness of memory-the promise he made to his wife Rachel, the love of his life, during World War II. Or life's mystery. On his journey he meets a young couple who are "forever," a drifter offering left-handed advice that might lessen the pain, a veterinarian with a touch only a heart surgeon would recognize, a rancher bent on destruction, a migrant worker who tests Ben's ability to understand. And just when he thinks there is no turning back, nothing to lose that wasn't lost, his power of intervention is called upon and his very identity tested. Full of humanity, passion, and moral honesty, East of the Mountains is a bold and beautiful novel of personal discovery.

About the author:

David Guterson is the author of a collection of short stories, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind; Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense; Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award, the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association Award, and was an international bestseller; and the national bestseller East of the Mountains.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, February 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

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Two-Book Event with Author Michael Romano, Feb.11th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Michael Romano as he discusses his new books, "From Time to Time" & "Me and My T-Rex".

***Sunday, February 11th, 12:30-2pm***

About the Books:

"From Time to Time"

Come along on an amazing journey that crosses space and time! Michael Romano presents five personal and fantastical stories linked by larger-than-life characters, and time-bending magic! From the old west to the far-flung future, these are five tales you will never forget!

"Me and My T-Rex"

Olivia's dad is a paleontologist, which means another boring summer of digging for dinosaur bones. She finds more adventure than she bargained for when she discovers what appears to be a large dino egg! And it appears to be hatching!

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For more information on Mr. Romano, and a previews of his books, visit:
http://storiesbymikeromano.com
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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, February 11th, 12:30-2pm***

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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, February 10th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, February 10th, 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, February 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 (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, February 10th, 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, February 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 (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo