Thursday, April 19, 2018

Florey's Book Club: 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' April 26th!




Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, April 26th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our April book, 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' by John Fowles.

About the book:

The scene is the village of Lyme Regis on Dorset's Lyme Bay..."the largest bite from the underside of England's out-stretched southwestern leg." The major characters in the love-intrigue triangle are Charles Smithson, 32, a gentleman of independent means & vaguely scientific bent; his fiancée, Ernestina Freeman, a pretty heiress daughter of a wealthy & pompous dry goods merchant; & Sarah Woodruff, mysterious & fascinating...deserted after a brief affair with a French naval officer a short time before the story begins. Obsessed with an irresistible fascination for the enigmatic Sarah, Charles is hurtled by a moment of consummated lust to the brink of the existential void. Duty dictates that his engagement to Tina must be broken as he goes forth once again to seek the woman who has captured his Victorian soul & gentleman's heart.

About the author:

John Fowles (1926-2005) was educated at Oxford and subsequently lectured in English at universities in Greece and the UK. The success of his first novel, The Collector, published in 1963, allowed him to devote all his time to writing. His books include the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, and Daniel Martin. Fowles spent the last decades of his life on the southern coast of England in the small harbor town of Lyme Regis.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, April 26th, 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, April 08, 2018

Writers Open Mic, April 11th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 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

Monday, April 02, 2018

Debussy's Paris - Book event with author Catherine Kautsky, Apr. 11th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes author and pianist Catherine Kautsky as she discusses her book, "Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque". She will also perform some related piano selections.

***Wednesday, April 11th, 7pm***

About the book:

Claude Debussy's exquisite piano works have captivated generations with their dreamlike atmosphere and mysterious soundscapes.Written in Paris at the height of the Belle Époque, the music creates a soundtrack for Parisians' enjoyment of such delights as clowns, mermaids, eccentric dances, and the dark tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque explores how key works reflect not only the most appealing and innocent aspects of Paris but also more disquieting attitudes of the time such as racism, colonial domination, and nationalistic hostility. Debussy left no avenue unexplored, and his piano works present a sweeping overview of the passions, vices, and obsessions of the era. Pianist Catherine Kautsky reveals little-known elements of Parisian culture and weaves the music, the man, the city, and the era into an indissoluble whole. Her portrait will delight anyone who has ever been entranced by Debussy's music or the city that inspired it.

About the author:

Catherine Kautsky is chair of keyboard at Lawrence University and has been lauded by the New York Times as "a pianist who can play Mozart and Schubert as though their sentiments and habits of speech coincided exactly with hers." Visit
https://www.debussysparis.com/ to enjoy Kautsky's performance of many of Debussy's works, as well as additional artworks, poems, and primary source materials from this book.

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For more information, visit:
https://www.debussysparis.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, April 11th, 7pm***

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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

The Wisdom of Clouds - event with Gavin Pretor-Pinney



Florey's Books welcomes author Gavin Pretor-Pinney

***Tuesday, April 10th, 7pm-8:30pm***
--At the Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Dr.
Tickets are $15 at: cloudappreciationsociety.eventbrite.com

The San Pedro Creek Watershed Coalition is pleased to announce this speaking engagement by Gavin Pretor-Pinney who is on tour from his home in England. He will be here on Tuesday, April 10th at the Pacifica Community Center from 7:00-8:30pm.

Learn to become a cloudspotter. Learn to read the sky. In this entertaining and revealing talk, Gavin Pretor-Pinney will show you how to recognize distinctive cloud formations from the common Cumulus to the rare and fleeting ‘fluctus’ cloud. Showing stunning images from around the world by members of the Cloud Appreciation Society, Gavin will demonstrate the value of engaging with the sky. You will find out why cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to the pressures of the digital world. Looking up will never be the same again!

With over 44,000 members in 120 countries around the world, the Cloud Appreciation Society exists to unite people who believe that the sky is the most dynamic, evocative and poetic of nature's displays.

Based in the UK, Gavin Pretor-Pinney is author of the bestselling Cloudspotter's Guide and Cloud Collector's Handbook. His third book, The Wave Watcher's Companion, won the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. A TED Global speaker, Gavin has presented television for the BBC and Channel 4, and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading, UK. He is co-founded the Idler, a magazine that argues for the importance of downtime for creativity.

---> Tickets are $15 and can be ordered at cloudappreciationsociety.eventbrite.com


(Image: Cumulus clouds producing crepuscular rays, spotted over North Carolina, US by Shreya Yadav, Cloud Appreciation Society Member 43,990.)

We hope to see you!

***Tuesday, April 10th, 7pm-8:30pm***
--At the Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Dr.
Tickets are $15 at: cloudappreciationsociety.eventbrite.com

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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