Friday, December 06, 2019

Coastside Detectives: Foundations - Book event with author Matthew F. O'Malley!



Florey's Books welcomes author Matthew F. O'Malley as he discusses his new book, "Coastside Detectives: Foundations".

***Sunday, December 15th, 1:00pm-3:00pm***

About the book:

Following the fiery attacks that decimated the offices and homes of the Coastside Detectives, Mike Mason finds himself in the unusual positon of being on unsteady ground. Searching for a place to call home and for a purpose in life while struggling with his own paranoia, Mike Mason is lured back onto the streets of San Francisco where he explores new income opportunities as detective Marilyn Jackson pieces together a fresh clue to an old crime. Investigations into missing persons unexpectedly point to Mike’s nemesis while a call from an old friend sends Mike onto a high seas chase that ends in gunfire and his interrogation by government officials. In Coastside Detectives: Foundations, Mike Mason is hunted by government agencies as he chases his nemesis and the groundwork is set for a new level of global terror. This is the fifth book in the Coastside Detectives series.

About the author:

Matthew F. O’Malley is a native of San Francisco and currently lives in Pacifica. The towns and countryside along the coast provide the backdrop for the Coastside Detective series. A detective novel, film noir, and classic radio mystery buff, he is the author of several books and collections of short stories.

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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, December 15th, 1:00pm-3:00pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (10am to 8pm Dec. 9th-24th!)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

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



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

***Saturday, December 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, December 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 (10am to 8pm Dec. 9th-24th!)
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, December 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, December 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 (10am to 8pm Dec. 9th-24th!)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Vote for Wellness, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong.

"Vote for Wellness"

***Tuesday, December 10th, 7:00-8:00pm***

About the event:

This is the Year to “Vote for Wellness”
Lorna will discuss energy exercises from a recent Energy Medicine class as taught by Donna Eden and Prune Harris. She will cover Young Living’s current and newly released products, as they celebrate 25 years young.

About the host:

Lorna Rodriguez-Wong is a seeker of a healthy lifestyle that is effective. She will venture to address various modalities for the mind, body and soul. Since each and every one of us are uniquely different, her approach is to open the discussion on what alternatives are available. Her recent studies have included Energy Medicine with Donna Eden and Prune Harris, BodyTalk with MaryAnn Gutoff and Dreambuilder with Lauren Broilier. She has been a Young Living member since 2013. She also has a desire to introduce others to a healthier lifestyle by incorporating the use of essential oils into their daily life.

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We hope to see you!

Vote for Wellness, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong

***Tuesday, December 10th, 7:00-8:00pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (10am to 8pm Dec. 9th-24th!)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Friday, November 29, 2019

Drop-in Card Readings w/ Cyndera Quackenbush



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Cyndera Quackenbush, of Story Through Stone.

***Wednesday, December 4th, 7:00-8:00pm***

Awaken your essence, Align with your Purpose, Know your Story! Story Through Stone Reflection Card Readings connect you to the source of your wisdom through a process of intuitive imagination and playful storytelling. The past is placed within a new perspective, meaning is found for present circumstances, and possibilities for your future's greatest good are considered with clarity. Bring a life question that you would like to explore in a safe and nonjudgmental space.

-Donation requested for reading-

Cyndera Quackenbush, MA is a gifted and compassionate guide that supports you in a process of play, storytelling, and reflection. Readings resolve complicated life questions with clear next steps.

For more information, see her site:

www.storythroughstone.org

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, December 4th, 7:00-8:00pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (10am to 8pm Dec. 9th-24th!)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

December 2019 Events at Florey's Book Co.



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

***Holiday Hours! Open 10am to 8pm December 9th-24th***

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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-Christmas and New Year's Day
*Florey's will be closed both days.*
Wednesday, Dec. 25th & Wednesday Jan. 1st

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Our special events this month:

-'Coastside Detectives: Foundations'
Book event with local author Matthew F. O'Malley
The newest volume of his popular detective series.
Sunday, December 15th, 1:00-3:00pm

-Special Holiday Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Featuring Pacifica Poet Laureate Camincha and
San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto
Saturday, December 28th 2:00-4:00pm

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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

-Drop-in Card Readings (by donation)
Hosted by Cyndera Quackenbush of Story Through Stone
Explore tools of imagination and intuition
that stem from dreams, cards, and natural imagery.
www.storythroughstone.org
Wednesday, December 4th, 7:00-8:00pm

-"Fiber Fridays", Knitting, Crochet, any sort of string craft,
Fridays, 6:00-8:00pm All varieties of string and fabric craft are welcome!

-Natural health event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong
Health and diet practices to keep you well!
Tuesday, December 10th, 7:00-8:00pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: No book this month, Holiday party instead!
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, December 12th 6:00-8:00pm

-Saturday Storytime! Children's event,
the second Saturday each month, December 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, December 14th, 2:00-4:00pm

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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 (10am to 8pm Dec. 9th-24th!)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Notorious San Francisco - Book event with author Paul Drexler!



Florey's Books welcomes author Paul Drexler as he discusses his new book, "Notorious San Francisco: True Tales of Crime, Passion, and Murder".

***Saturday, November 23rd, 2:00pm-4:00pm***

About the book:

San Francisco, a city founded in part by criminals, was once one of the most dangerous cities in America. Its Barbary coast was called “a unique criminal district that was the scene of more viciousness and depravity, but it possessed more glamour, than any other area on the American continent.”

“Notorious” brings back the glamorous depravity and noir atmosphere that made it the premier location for murder thrillers like “The Maltese Falcon,” “Vertigo,” and “Zodiac.”

This book contains more than 20 compelling tales of serial killers, deadly women, con-men, masters of escape, and unsolved mysteries. San Franciscan criminals were as colorful as the city they inhabited. Take William Thoreson, a murderous millionaire who hid the nation’s largest private armory in his Pacific Heights mansion. Then there’s Isabella Martin, the murderous “Queen of Grudges” who tried to poison an entire town, or Ethan McNabb and Lloyd Sampsell, the “Yacht Bandits,” who used a luxurious sloop as a getaway vehicle for their dozens of bank robberies.

Most of these unusual cases are largely unknown and have never appeared in book form. Included are cases that are still mysteries today, including the mysterious tale of the Zodiac Killer, complete with a new analysis and a startling new theory on the murder.

About the author:

PAUL DREXLER has been writing about San Francisco crime since 1984. He worked for years with the late Kevin Mullen, retired Deputy Chief of the San Francisco Police Department. Paul designed and co-produced SFPD Homicide, the interactive award-winning true crime video game that has been used to teach police procedures. His column, "Notorious Crooks," appeared regularly in the Sunday San Francisco Examiner.

He has taught crime history at San Francisco State, and appeared on the Discovery ID Network show Deadly Women as an expert on San Francisco murderesses, and on Spike TV as an expert on the Zodiac Killer. Paul also directs Crooks Tours of San Francisco, which offers walking crime tours of Chinatown and the Barbary Coast. In July 2017 Paul received the Oscar Lewis Award from the San Francisco History Association for his writing on San Francisco.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, November 23rd, 2:00pm-4:00pm***

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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

Florey's Book Club: 'Crossing to Safety' November 21st!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

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

Come by for a chat about our November book, 'Crossing to Safety' by Wallace Stegner.

About the book:

Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.

About the author:

Wallace Earle Stegner (February 18, 1909 – April 13, 1993) was an American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the U.S. National Book Award in 1977. He wrote fourteen novels, seventeen works of non-fiction, and several collections. 'Crossing to Safety' was his final published novel.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, November 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

Vote for Wellness, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong.

"Vote for Wellness"

***Tuesday, November 19th, 7:00-8:00pm***

About the event:

This is the Year to “Vote for Wellness”
Lorna will discuss energy exercises from a recent Energy Medicine class as taught by Donna Eden and Prune Harris. She will cover Young Living’s current and newly released products, as they celebrate 25 years young.

About the host:

Lorna Rodriguez-Wong is a seeker of a healthy lifestyle that is effective. She will venture to address various modalities for the mind, body and soul. Since each and every one of us are uniquely different, her approach is to open the discussion on what alternatives are available. Her recent studies have included Energy Medicine with Donna Eden and Prune Harris, BodyTalk with MaryAnn Gutoff and Dreambuilder with Lauren Broilier. She has been a Young Living member since 2013. She also has a desire to introduce others to a healthier lifestyle by incorporating the use of essential oils into their daily life.

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We hope to see you!

Vote for Wellness, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong

***Tuesday, November 19th, 7:00-8:00pm***
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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, November 04, 2019

The Emancipation of Emily Rosenbloom - Book event with author Elinor Gale!



Florey's Books welcomes author Elinor Gale as she discusses her new novel, "The Emancipation of Emily Rosenbloom".

***Sunday, November 10th, 2:00pm-4:00pm***

About the book:

The Emancipation of Emily Rosenbloom is 50-something's Bridget Jones Diary. Masterfully written in the archetype of the female antihero, this debut novel unfolds with a wicked sense of humor, even when you're shouting, "Emily, don't do it!" The pages of this novel are populated with unforgettable characters--Dr. Rothman, the invisible psychiatrist; Emily's intuitive and exasperating mother in Florida; and Raspberry, the wonder dog. Highly recommended when you want to forget about the world and just laugh.

About the author:

Elinor Gale has been a writer, observer of human nature, and lover of the English language since childhood. An inveterate eavesdropper, she has woven her curiosity about human behavior into her work as writing teacher, editor, and creator of humorous yet poignant fiction and poetry. Her essays, poetry, and articles have been published in print and online. Elinor moved to the Bay Area from New England 20 years ago. She lives in San Francisco with her partner and his chubby Burmese cat.

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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, November 10th, 2:00pm-4:00pm***

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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, November 9th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, November 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, November 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, November 9th, 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, November 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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tarot Dream Stone Group w/ Cyndera Quackenbush



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Cyndera Quackenbush, of Story Through Stone.

***Wednesday, November 6th, 7:00-8:00pm***

Tarot Dream Stone is a friendly local Pacifica study group that explores tools of imagination and intuition that stem from dreams, tarot cards and natural imagery. The group welcomes questions, curiosity, and individual insights. Beginning in January 2019, the group began studying the Fool's Journey of the Major Arcana of the Tarot and will continue the exploration of each card archetype in order. The group is guided by Cyndera Quackenbush, local storyteller and card reader.

Every First Wednesday, 7-8pm, Free/Donation

For more information, see her site:

www.storythroughstone.org

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, November 6th, 7:00-8:00pm***
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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

November 2019 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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Our special events this month:

-Please note we will be closed Thursday, November 28th!-

-'The Emancipation of Emily Rosenbloom'
Book event with local author Elinor Gale
A light-hearted novel of midlife rediscovery.
Sunday, November 10th, 2:00-4:00pm

-'Notorious San Francisco'
Book event with San Francisco author Paul Drexler
True Tales of Crime, Passion and Murder
Saturday, November 23rd, 2:00-4:00pm

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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

-Tarot Dream Stone Study Group
Hosted by Cyndera Quackenbush of Story Through Stone
Explore tools of imagination and intuition
that stem from dreams, tarot cards and natural imagery.
www.storythroughstone.org
Wednesday, November 6th, 7:00-8:00pm

-"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, November 9th, 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, November 9th, 2:00-4:00pm

-Natural health event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong
Health and diet practices to keep you well!
Tuesday, November 19th, 7:00-8:00pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Crossing to Safety' by Wallace Stegner
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, November 21st 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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Florey's Book Club: 'Sold on a Monday' October 24th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, October 24th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our October book, 'Sold on a Monday' by Kristina McMorris.

About the book:

2 CHILDREN FOR SALE

The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices.

For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.

For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.

Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.

About the author:

Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her background includes ten years of directing public relations for an international conglomerate as well as extensive television experience. Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, her novels have garnered twenty national literary awards, and include Letters from Home, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, The Pieces We Keep, and The Edge of Lost, in addition to novellas in the anthologies A Winter Wonderland and Grand Central. Her latest novels, Sold on A Monday was released September 2018. A frequent guest speaker and workshop presenter, she holds a BS in international marketing from Pepperdine. She lives with her husband and two sons in Oregon.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, October 24th, 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, October 13, 2019

The Discovery of Sweeney Ridge - presentation by Ken Miles - Oct. 19th!



Florey's Books welcomes local speaker and author Ken Miles as he discusses,
the Discovery of Sweeney Ridge.

***Saturday, October 19th, 2pm-4pm***

About the presentation:

This presentation, in a sense, is a continuation of the Ken’s July 27th presentation about the first “discoveries” of the Golden Gate and its hidden secret, and the San Francisco Bay by non-indigenous people, but includes more facts and information than his earlier presentation. This is a presentation about the first European undocumented and documented sightings of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate (aka “discoveries”), unintentional consequences, a brief review of the historical literature, intentional misrepresentations, and lastly, the current hoopla about Portola’s sighting of the bay 250 years ago. Please join us and hear what Ken Miles has to say about the “discoveries” of the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay.

For many years Ken Miles interests in Spanish explorations of early California grew as he read about and studied Native American history and cultures. As he read various accounts about early Spanish explorations in Alta California, he found there were often minor errors and omissions here and there and wondered why there were often different accounts provided for the same historical events. He found the pages of history are like pieces of a puzzle that had fallen to the floor and later reassembled, missing pieces here and there, and some pieces placed where they don’t belong. Why were some obvious chapters of history omitted? Could it be the authors preferences or biases that influenced how they viewed history, or could it be from errors or omissions when citing firsthand accounts, secondhand or thirdhand accounts? Could it be the errors made when translating notes and diaries written in older Spanish dialects (Castilian, Andalusian, Catalonian, or other dialects), or from Spanish into English?

This is an investigative study that searches for answers, an attempt to place the missing puzzle pieces where they belong. This is a story primarily about the Spanish explorers, also known as “conquistadors”, and Spanish Franciscan missionaries, of what took place, when and where and by whom. This story is also the indigenous people of coastal Alta California, Spanish ships of the Spanish Manila and China Galleon, pirates, expansion of the dreaded Russian and English empires, and possible visitations to Alta California by other non-indigenous people. Why did they all come to Alta California?

Ken will provide a brief narrative about the first overland explorations of Alta California made by the Portola Expedition of 1769, Pedro Fages and Francisco Rivera’s explorations of the Bay Area during 1770 to 1774, and lastly the De Anza Expedition of 1774-76 to establish a mission and presidio at or near San Francisco.
Gaspar de Portola, an aristocrat born in Spain, was selected by the King Carlos III of Spain in 1767 to be the Governor of Baja and Alta California and to lead an overland expedition to Alta California to establish presidios and missions at San Diego and Monterey, thus securing Alta California from Russian or English control. Portola led the expedition to Alta California during 1769-1770. Additional expeditions were later lead by Captains Fages, Rivera and De Anza, each to further define what Portola’s expedition missed or failed to accomplish. There are many important people covered in this story, and included in this partial list: Capt. Sebastian Vizcaino; English pirate Francis Drake; King Charles III of Spain; Viceroys Croix; Viceroy Burcareli; Visitor-General Don Jose de Galvez; Captain Fernando de Rivera y Moncada; Lt. / Capt. Pedro Fages; Capt. Batista de Anza; Lt. Gabriel Moraga; Lt. Miguel Costanso; Sgt. Jose Francisco Ortega; Father-President Junipero Serra; Padre Crespi; Padre Palou; and Padre Font.
Ken’s latest presentation covers the unintentional consequences resulting from the colonization of coastal Alta California by the Spanish military and church, followed by the Mexican government during the “Mexican Period of 1820-1844” and by the Americans when they took over California during the late 1840s.
Furthermore, a review of the of the historical literature of the early to mid-20th century uncovered apparently intentional misrepresentations of historical events regarding, the “discoveries” of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate entry to the Bay, as provided by several historians, which will be discussed during Ken’s presentation. Also, the presentation will talk about the various festivals and celebratory events of Portola’s “discoveries” from 1909 to today.
And lastly, Ken will talk about the struggles, twists and turns to save Sweeney Ridge, the site where curtain historians agree the Portola Expedition sighted the San Francisco Bay on Nov. 4th, 1769, and in incorporation into the U.S. Park’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

At the top of Sweeney Ridge is the site of the National Monument commemorating the Gaspar Portola Expedition Sighting of the San Francisco Bay in 1769. This year will be the 250th year anniversary since that first sighting. Ken has read many accounts and documents that paved the way and surrounded this event, subsequent events resulting in intended and unintended consequences.
This is story full of surprising facts about historical events that occurred long ago and not so long ago, and that should be told. Ken is ready to tell you the story and hear your thoughts.

About the speaker:

Ken has lived in Pacifica for the past 45 years. Born and raised in San Francisco, Ken Miles lived much of his early life within earshot of Ocean Beach and the sounds of the great Golden Gate foghorn. He grew up listening to fascinating tales about his ancestors who came over the Sierras by wagon train to settle the countryside of Northern California during the Gold Rush days, and about those that sailed from the Azores around the Horn to toil in the fertile fields of the Big Island of Hawaii. The adult family men serviced either in the merchant marine or Navy. It was natural then to enlist in the Navy to see the world where he experienced being a sailor in foreign ports, learned the ropes and seamanship, and received special training in the applied sciences and technical skills in radiation safety for the repair of naval nuclear reactors. This advanced training and experiences were the launching pad for his lifelong career in civilian life.

Returning home, Ken studied biology and the sciences at San Francisco State, earning a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Systematics, and attended graduate studies in Biology, while working at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Lab alongside researchers and physicists. Sometime later, he joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a radiological health and medical device investigator and specialist. His job required extensive travel around the country, Canada, Europe and Asia to inspect manufacturing facilities and to determine whether the companies’ manufacturing and testing operations, products and labeling complied with FDA and international regulations and standards. Managers and staff were interviewed, and records reviewed to determine whether the firm was following required regulations. The work of the FDA investigator involved cross-comparing written procedures, actual production and test reports, statements people made versus actions and procedure, statements to assess compliance with FDA and international requirements. After 30 years of government work, Ken retired and started a consulting business that including extensive business travel to Europe and Asia. The left side of Ken’s brain was well employed.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, October 19th, 2pm-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, October 05, 2019

Writers Open Mic, October 12th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, October 12th, 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, October 12th, 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, October 12th, 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, October 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 (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Vote for Wellness, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong.

"Vote for Wellness"

***Tuesday, October 8th, 7:00-8:00pm***

About the event:

This is the Year to “Vote for Wellness”
Lorna will discuss energy exercises from a recent Energy Medicine class as taught by Donna Eden and Prune Harris. She will cover Young Living’s current and newly released products, as they celebrate 25 years young.

About the host:

Lorna Rodriguez-Wong is a seeker of a healthy lifestyle that is effective. She will venture to address various modalities for the mind, body and soul. Since each and every one of us are uniquely different, her approach is to open the discussion on what alternatives are available. Her recent studies have included Energy Medicine with Donna Eden and Prune Harris, BodyTalk with MaryAnn Gutoff and Dreambuilder with Lauren Broilier. She has been a Young Living member since 2013. She also has a desire to introduce others to a healthier lifestyle by incorporating the use of essential oils into their daily life.

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We hope to see you!

Vote for Wellness, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong

***Tuesday, October 8th, 7:00-8:00pm***
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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, September 28, 2019

October 2019 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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Our special events this month:

-'The Discovery of Sweeney Ridge'
Presentation by local historian Ken Miles
Saturday, October 19th, 2:00-4:00pm

-Double new book event!
Two new books from local author Michael Romano
Sunday, October 20th, 12:30-2:00pm

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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

-Tarot Dream Stone Study Group
Hosted by Cyndera Quackenbush of Story Through Stone
Explore tools of imagination and intuition
that stem from dreams, tarot cards and natural imagery.
www.storythroughstone.org
Wednesday, October 2nd, 7:00-8:00pm

-"Fiber Fridays", Knitting, Crochet, any sort of string craft,
Fridays, 6:00-8:00pm All varieties of string and fabric craft are welcome!

-Natural health event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong
Health and diet practices to keep you well!
Tuesday, October 8th, 7:00-8:00pm

-Saturday Storytime! Children's event,
the second Saturday each month, October 12th, 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, October 12th, 2:00-4:00pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Sold on a Monday' by Kristina McMorris
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, October 24th 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

Friday, September 20, 2019

Florey's Book Club: 'The Power' September 26th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

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

Come by for a chat about our September book, 'The Power' by Naomi Alderman.

About the book:

All over the world women and girls are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain, and even death. And with this small twist of nature, everything changes drastically.

Ambitious and provocative, visceral and page-turning, award-winning author Naomi Alderman's The Power at once takes us on a journey to an alternate reality and exposes our own world in bold and surprising ways.

About the author:

Naomi Alderman is the recipient of the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for The Power. She is also the author of The Liars' Gospel and Disobedience, which won the Orange Prize for New Writers, has been published in ten languages, and has been made into a film by Rachel Weisz. Alderman was selected for Granta's once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Novelists and was chosen by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. She is the cocreator and lead writer of the bestselling smartphone audio adventure app Zombies, Run! She contributes regularly to The Guardian and presents Science Stories on BBC Radio 4. She lives in London.


---Next month: 'Sold on a Monday' by Kristina McMorris---

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, September 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

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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



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

***Saturday, September 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.

--------------------------------
We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Open Mic:

***Saturday, September 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, September 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.

-------------------------------------------
We hope to see you!

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

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

Vote for Wellness, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong.

"Vote for Wellness"

***Tuesday, September 10th, 7:00-8:00pm***

About the event:

This is the Year to “Vote for Wellness”
Lorna will discussion energy exercises from a recent Energy Medicine class as taught by Donna Eden and Prune Harris. She will cover Young Living’s current and newly released products, as they celebrate 25 years young. Other topics of interest for the future would be use of crystals and conversion from 4G to 5G.

About the host:

Lorna Rodriguez-Wong is a seeker of a healthy lifestyle that is effective. She will venture to address various modalities for the mind, body and soul. Since each and every one of us are uniquely different, her approach is to open the discussion on what alternatives are available. Her recent studies have included Energy Medicine with Donna Eden and Prune Harris, BodyTalk with MaryAnn Gutoff and Dreambuilder with Lauren Broilier. She has been a Young Living member since 2013. She also has a desire to introduce others to a healthier lifestyle by incorporating the use of essential oils into their daily life.

--------------------------------
We hope to see you!

Vote for Wellness, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong

***Tuesday, September 10th, 7:00-8:00pm***
---------------------------------

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, August 29, 2019

Chronicles of the Angels of Eden - Book event with author Tygarjas Twyrls Bigstyck!



Florey's Books welcomes author Tygarjas Twyrls Bigstyck as he discusses his new book, "Chronicles of the Angels of Eden".

***Saturday, September 7th, 2:00pm-4:00pm***

About the book:

You'd think that helping people would be easy if you were an angel. Frankly, they thought so too before taking God up on the opportunity to eat the fruit form the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Now, finding themselves in human form, they embark on a journey of thousands of years learning not only how not to make matters worse, but how to eventually teach human beings it's possible to make things even better than they might suspect. If they succeed, they get to reunite with their selves, having divided in two after eating the fruit, as well as, ultimately, the Creative Divinity, divided from or not, they all ultimately serve.

About the author:

Tygarjas Twyrls Bigstyck believes in creation, not to be confused with creationism. He believes that twirling a large staff is a good way to demonstrate the common motion directing creation. He believes that few sticks are larger, in concept, than pens; twirling being a fine euphemism for creating a universe into the mind of a reader. And, of course, anything stick-like that can co-create an actual person, he regards as being metaphorically ginormous. Finally, after so many years past the publication of his first novel, Passenger, he is grateful to be able to share his new creation with the world. Accordingly, may you enjoy.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, September 7th, 2:00pm-4:00pm***

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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

Tarot Dream Stone Group w/ Cyndera Quackenbush



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Cyndera Quackenbush, of Story Through Stone.

***Wednesday, September 4th, 7:00-8:00pm***

Tarot Dream Stone is a friendly local Pacifica study group that explores tools of imagination and intuition that stem from dreams, tarot cards and natural imagery. The group welcomes questions, curiosity, and individual insights. Beginning in January 2019, the group began studying the Fool's Journey of the Major Arcana of the Tarot and will continue the exploration of each card archetype in order. The group is guided by Cyndera Quackenbush, local storyteller and card reader.

Every First Wednesday, 7-8pm, Free/Donation

For more information, see her site:

www.storythroughstone.org

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, September 4th, 7:00-8:00pm***
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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 2019 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

-----------------------------------------------------

Our special events this month:

-'Chronicles of the Angels of Eden'
Book event with local author Tygarjas Twyrls Bigstyck
A novel of the infinite and divine.
Saturday, September 7th, 2:00-4:00pm

-'Vote for Wellness!'
Natural health event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong
Energy exercises to keep you well!
Tuesday, September 10th, 7:00-8:00pm

============================

Please note our ongoing events:

-Monday Meditation Group
A guided meditation with Bruce Tassi and Amy Hanley
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm

-Tarot Dream Stone Study Group
Hosted by Cyndera Quackenbush of Story Through Stone
Explore tools of imagination and intuition
that stem from dreams, tarot cards and natural imagery.
www.storythroughstone.org
Wednesday, September 4th, 7:00-8:00pm

-"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, September 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, September 14th, 2:00-4:00pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'The Power' by Naomi Alderman
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, September 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

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Florey's Book Club: 'Regeneration' August 22nd!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, August 22nd, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our August book, 'Regeneration' by Pat Barker.

About the book:

In 1917 Siegfried Sasson, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring Sassoon's "sanity" and sending him back to the trenches. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of a battle for a man's mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim.

About the author:

Pat Barker has earned a place in the first rank of contemporary British writers with such novels as Union Street, Regeneration (shortlisted for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize and chosen by the New York Times as one of the four best novels of 1992), The Eye in the Door (winner of the 1993 Guardian fiction prize), The Ghost Road (winner of the 1995 Booker Prize), and Noonday. Pat Barker lives in Durham, England.

---Next month: 'The Power' by Naomi Alderman---

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, August 22nd, 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

Friday, August 09, 2019

Exploring the story of Ruth & Naomi through writing & discussion w/ Nitza Agam



Florey's Books invites you to a writing workshop exploring the story of Ruth and Naomi through writing and discussion:
"For where you go, I go." Facilitated by Nitza Agam, poet and author, and Simcha (Susan) Greenspan, Bay Area arts specialist, calligrapher, and educator.

***Saturdays, August 17th, 24th, and 31st. 1:00-2:30pm***

In three sessions we will explore the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi and focus on the famous quote Ruth says to Naomi as they are about to embark on their journey as women alone. " For Wherever You Go, I will Go." ( Ruth 1:16) What does it mean to pledge our loyalty as women to another woman? What might it have meant back then? Who do we identify with in that story of two women, a mother in law, and her daughter? Are we that daughter or the mother? Or both? How does this pledge of loyalty define Ruth apart from being a wife or a mother? To follow Naomi, Ruth must abandon or thought she had abandoned any hope of marriage or motherhood. We will explore our own roles as mothers or daughters, daughters in law, mothers in law, and the autonomous self.

We will examine the text and use our own lives to respond to this ancient and universal story of two women.

Led by Nitza Agam, poet and author ( Scent of Jasmine, Love Letters to my mother) as well as various articles and essays in magazines and in The SF Chronicle.

Bring a journal and yourself. Possible sources will be used to aid us in our thinking and in our writing.

Come to one session, or all three!

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We hope to see you!

***Saturdays, August 17th, 24th, and 31st. 1:00-2:30pm***
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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, August 04, 2019

Writers Open Mic, July 13th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, August 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.

--------------------------------
We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Open Mic:

***Saturday, August 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, August 10th, 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.

-------------------------------------------
We hope to see you!

***Saturday, August 10th, 10am-11am***
-------------------------------------------

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

Tarot Dream Stone Group w/ Cyndera Quackenbush



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Cyndera Quackenbush, of Story Through Stone.

***Wednesday, August 7th, 7:00-8:00pm***

Tarot Dream Stone is a friendly local Pacifica study group that explores tools of imagination and intuition that stem from dreams, tarot cards and natural imagery. The group welcomes questions, curiosity, and individual insights. Beginning in January 2019, the group began studying the Fool's Journey of the Major Arcana of the Tarot and will continue the exploration of each card archetype in order: February - High Priestess, March - Empress, April - Emperor, May - Hierophant, June - Lovers, July - Chariot. Group is guided by Cyndera Quackenbush, local storyteller and card reader.

Every First Wednesday, 7-8pm, Free/Donation

For more information, see her site:

www.storythroughstone.org

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, August 7th, 7:00-8:00pm***
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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

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

August 2019 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

-----------------------------------------------------

Our special events this month:

-Ruth & Naomi Writing Workshop (3 sessions)
Three free workshops exploring the mother-daughter
biblical story of Ruth and Naomi through text,
creative writing, and art expression
Led by author & poet Nitza Agam
-RSVP required: nitzaagam@aol.com
Saturdays, Aug. 17th, 24th, 31st, 1:00-2:30pm

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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

-Tarot Dream Stone Study Group
Hosted by Cyndera Quackenbush of Story Through Stone
Explore tools of imagination and intuition
that stem from dreams, tarot cards and natural imagery.
www.storythroughstone.org
Wednesday, August 7th, 7:00-8:00pm

-"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, August 10th, 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, August 10th, 2:00-4:00pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Regeneration' by Pat Barker
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, August 22nd 7:00-8:30pm

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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

Special Annoucement - Vacation closing July 30 & 31.



Please note, Florey's Books will be closed July 30th and 31st, 2019 for a family vacation.

We will resume normal hours August 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank to all our friends and patrons, we hope to see you soon.

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, July 21, 2019

Discovery of the Golden Gate & S.F. Bay: Myths & Facts w/ Ken Miles - July 27th!



Florey's Books welcomes local speaker and author Ken Miles as he discusses,
The ’Discoveries’ of the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay,Exploring the Silent Pages of History and More.

***Saturday, July 27th, 2pm-4pm***

About the presentation:

Who first “discovered” the Golden Gate and its hidden secret, the San Francisco Bay? Is this another story like Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America in 1492? Hear what Ken Miles has to say about the “discoveries” of the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay.

For many years Ken Miles interest in Spanish explorations of early California grew as he read about and studied Native American history and cultures. As he read various accounts about early Spanish explorations in Alta California, he found there were often minor errors and omissions here and there and wondered why there were often different accounts provided for the same historical events. He found the pages of history are like pieces of a puzzle that had fallen to the floor and later reassembled, missing pieces here and there, and some pieces placed where they don’t belong. Why were some obvious chapters of history omitted? Could it be the authors preferences or biases that influenced how they viewed history, or could it be from errors or omissions when citing firsthand accounts, secondhand or thirdhand accounts? Could it be the errors made when translating notes and diaries written in older Spanish dialects (Castilian, Andalusian, Catalonian, or other dialects), or from Spanish into English?
This is an investigative study that searches for answers, an attempt to place the missing puzzle pieces where they belong. This is a story primarily about the Spanish explorers, also known as “conquistadors”, and Spanish Franciscan missionaries, of what took place, when and where and by whom. This story is also the indigenous people of coastal Alta California, Spanish ships of the Spanish Manila and China Galleon, pirates, expansion of the dreaded Russian and English empires, and possible visitations to Alta California by other non-indigenous people. Why did they all come to Alta California?
Gaspar de Portola, an aristocrat born in Spain, was selected by the King Carlos III of Spain in 1767 to be the Governor of Baja and Alta California and to lead an overland expedition to Alta California to establish presidios and missions at San Diego and Monterey, thus securing Alta California from Russian or English control. Portola led the expedition to Alta California during 1769-1770. Additional expeditions were later lead by Captains Fages, Rivera and De Anza, each to further define what Portola’s expedition missed or failed to accomplish. There are many important people covered in this story, and included in this partial list: Capt. Sebastian Vizcaino; English pirate Francis Drake; King Charles III of Spain; Viceroys Croix; Viceroy Burcareli; Visitor-General Don Jose de Galvez; Captain Fernando de Rivera y Moncada; Lt. / Capt. Pedro Fages; Capt. Batista de Anza; Lt. Gabriel Moraga; Lt. Miguel Costanso; Sgt. Jose Francisco Ortega; Father-President Junipero Serra; Padre Crespi; Padre Palou; and Padre Font.

At the top of Sweeney Ridge is the site of the National Monument commemorating the Gaspar Portola Expedition Sighting of the San Francisco Bay in 1769. This year will be the 250th year anniversary since that first sighting. Ken has read many accounts and documents that paved the way and surrounded this event, subsequent events resulting in intended and unintended consequences. This is story that should be told. Ken is ready to tell you the story and hear your thoughts.

About the speaker:

Ken has lived in Pacifica for the past 45 years. Born and raised in San Francisco, Ken Miles lived much of his early life within earshot of Ocean Beach and the sounds of the great Golden Gate foghorn. He grew up listening to fascinating tales about his ancestors who came over the Sierras by wagon train to settle the countryside of Northern California during the Gold Rush days, and about those that sailed from the Azores around the Horn to toil in the fertile fields of the Big Island of Hawaii. The adult family men serviced either in the merchant marine or Navy. It was natural then to enlist in the Navy to see the world where he experienced being a sailor in foreign ports, learned the ropes and seamanship, and received special training in the applied sciences and technical skills in radiation safety for the repair of naval nuclear reactors. This advanced training and experiences were the launching pad for his lifelong career in civilian life.

Returning home, Ken studied biology and the sciences at San Francisco State, earning a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Systematics, and attended graduate studies in Biology, while working at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Lab alongside researchers and physicists. Sometime later, he joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a radiological health and medical device investigator and specialist. His job required extensive travel around the country, Canada, Europe and Asia to inspect manufacturing facilities and to determine whether the companies’ manufacturing and testing operations, products and labeling complied with FDA and international regulations and standards. Managers and staff were interviewed, and records reviewed to determine whether the firm was following required regulations. The work of the FDA investigator involved cross-comparing written procedures, actual production and test reports, statements people made versus actions and procedure, statements to assess compliance with FDA and international requirements. After 30 years of government work, Ken retired and started a consulting business that including extensive business travel to Europe and Asia. The left side of Ken’s brain was well employed.
Now for the right side of Ken’s brain. Following the Navy, he continued traveling several years like a gypsy throughout Europe, Soviet-bloc countries, and parts of North Africa and the Middle East, staying off the beaten tourist track, yet spending enough time to visit museums to see the great arts, archeological sites, folk festivals, famous battle grounds and historic sea ports. Maps and books on history were Ken’s bibles. His lifelong hobbies include hiking, skin and scuba diving, fishing, being “on the water”, learning about early historical event and indigenous cultures, collecting Native American art and artifacts, and being involved in local environmentalist activities. Ken, along with Ferd Simon and Jan Dutton, were founders of Pacificans United to Save Our Hills (PUSH), a grass-roots group which from 1976 to 1984 worked with the community and various politicians to place Pacifica’s Sweeney Ridge into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area / U.S. Parks system.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, July 27th, 2pm-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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Florey's Book Club: 'Frenchman's Creek' July 25th



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, July 25th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our July book, 'Frenchman's Creek' by Daphne du Maurier.

About the book:

Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape. But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him. Frenchman's Creek is the breathtaking story of a woman searching for love and adventure who embraces the dangerous life of a fugitive on the seas.

About the author:

Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel Rebecca made her one of the most successful writers of her time. Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of the book won the Best Picture Oscar in 1940. He later used her material for The Birds. In 1969, du Maurier was created a Dame of the British Empire.

---Next month: 'Regeneration' by Pat Barker---

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, July 25th, 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

Walking the World 3 - Book event with author Terrence Kero!



Florey's Books welcomes author Terrence Kero as he discusses his new book, "Walking the World 3".

***Saturday, July 20th, 2pm-4pm***

About the book:

Who Discovered America?

Walking the World 3, Book Three of Terrence Kero’s groundbreaking trilogy about human migration, tells the story of how hunter-gatherer clans left Africa some 80,000 years ago, eventually migrated to Siberia, and walked across the Bering Land Bridge to North America during the last ice age, 12,000 to 24,000 years ago. Over the millennia, the Americas were populated by these ancient clans, the ancestors of today’s indigenous tribes. The novel opens in 2015, when Hanna Koskinen, an anthropologist and expert in human migration, presents two papers at an international conference on the first migrations from Africa to Europe and to Asia. In attendance is James Wellington, chair of the Anthropology Department at Stanford University, who is impressed and offers Hanna a postdoctoral fellowship to research the first migrations to the Americas. It is a difficult decision for her, because she is teaching at a university in Thailand so that her son, Chaat, can be close to his Thai grandparents, but she finally accepts. During her initial research at Stanford, she finds DNA data identifying the hunter-gatherer clans that first migrated to the Americas, but there are conflicting theories about when those first migrations occurred. That is the riddle Hanna must solve. Interspersed with the narrative of her research and her budding romance with James Wellington are stories imagining the heroism and tragedies of those first people and their descendants, along with revelations about unexpected connections between Hanna’s family and Indian tribes in Mississippi and Brazil.

About the author:

Terrence Kero, a retired electronic engineer holding patents in computerized speech recognition and high-speed networks, turned to writing historical novels more than ten years ago. His research and his journeys took him back to the earliest history of human migration to Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Among the hundreds of Native American tribes today, he has focused in this book on six tribes; the Choctaw, Ojibwe, Sioux, Seminole, Chumash, and Tupi, all proudly carrying on their heritage from the ancestors who were the first people to leave Africa and arrive in the Americas in the longest migration in the history of the world. Born in Moose Lake, Minnesota, he currently lives in Pacifica, California, with his wife, Takoma.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, July 20th, 2pm-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

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Writers Open Mic, July 13th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, July 13th, 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, July 13th, 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

Thursday, July 04, 2019

So, You Don't Think You Can Draw? event with Barbara McCarley!



Florey's Books welcomes artist Barbara McCarley as she discusses sketching, drawing, and painting.

***Sunday, July 7th, 3:00pm-4:30pm***

About the event:

So, you don't think you can draw?

Come and join the rest of us who can't draw either, including the 85 year old Pacifica resident who does it anyway. Let her persuade you to sketch, draw, or paint. She'll share a photo presentation of some fo her work, and provide paper and pencils for your drawing (unless you want to bring your own).


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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, July 7th, 3:00pm-4:30pm***

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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

Friday, June 28, 2019

July 2019 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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Our special events this month:

---Please note we will be closed July 30th & 31st for a family vacation.
We will return to normal store hours August 1st.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you.---

-So, You Don't Think You Can Draw?
Discussion with artist Barbara McCarley
Come learn to sketch, draw, or paint today!
Sunday, July 7th, 3:00-4:30pm

-'Walking the World: Book Three'
Book event with local author Terrence Kero
Conclusion of his novel trilogy about human migration
Saturday, July 20th, 2:00-4:00pm

-Discovery of the Golden Gate & San Francisco Bay: Myths and Facts
Discussion with local researcher and author Ken Miles
Who first “discovered” the Golden Gate & its hidden secret, the San Francisco Bay?
Saturday, July 27th, 2:00-4:00pm

-July 30th and 31st-
Closed for family vacation! See you August 1st!

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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

-Tarot Dream Stone Study Group
Hosted by Cyndera Quackenbush of Story Through Stone
Explore tools of imagination and intuition
that stem from dreams, tarot cards and natural imagery.
www.storythroughstone.org
Wednesday, July 3rd, 7:00-8:00pm

-"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!
Storytime is postponed this month, but will return in August.

-Writers Open Mic
Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!
Saturday, July 13th, 2:00-4:00pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Frenchman's Creek' by Daphne du Maurier
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, July 25th 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

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Butterfly - Event with Author Erica Sunshine Lee!



Florey's Books welcomes author Erica Sunshine Lee as she discusses her new children's book, "Butterfly".

***Sunday, June 30th, 2pm-4pm***

About the book and author:

A young girl admires the beauty of a soaring butterfly and dreams of traveling like her winged friend. She longs for adventure and to see the world, so her imagination gives her wings! Free as a butterfly, she chases the wind and sees the unknown—but something is wrong. The little butterfly girl misses home and wishes she had someone to fly beside.

Based on singer/songwriter Erica Sunshine Lee’s song “Butterfly,” this is a whimsical tale that shows how even chasing dreams can require great sacrifice. It is a mirror reflection of Erica’s own adventures and displays the willingness to throw out conventional expectations to create your own destiny. Chase your imagination, follow your dreams, don’t be afraid to take risks, and always live and love to the fullest.

Erica Sunshine Lee is a Nashville recording artist who has toured the globe on her own songbird wings, leaving no stone unturned. With many original albums under her belt, her self-penned song "Butterfly" was released on her Walk of Shame album and is available on iTunes or as a free download at www.EricaSunshineLee.com.

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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, June 30th, 2pm-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

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Florey's Book Club: 'Half of a Yellow Sun' June 27th



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, June 27th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our June book, 'Half of a Yellow Sun' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

About the book:

With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor's beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover's charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna's willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.

About the author:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria, where she attended medical school for two years at the University of Nigeria before coming to the United States. A 2003 O. Henry Prize winner, Adichie was shortlisted for the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing. Her work has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the BBC Short Story Awards, and has appeared in various literary publications, including Zoetrope and the Iowa Review. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and longlisted for the Booker. She now divides her time between the U.S. and Nigeria.

---Next month: 'Frenchman's Creek' by Daphne du Maurier---

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, June 27th, 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

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Writers Open Mic, June 8th at Florey's!



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

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

Thursday, May 30, 2019

June 2019 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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Our special events this month:

-'Butterfly'
Book event with author Erica Sunshine Lee
Nashville recording artist & author shares her children's book!
https://www.ericasunshinelee.com/about-1
Sunday, June 30th, 2:00-4:00pm

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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

-Tarot Dream Stone Study Group
Hosted by Cyndera Quackenbush of Story Through Stone
Explore tools of imagination and intuition
that stem from dreams, tarot cards and natural imagery.
www.storythroughstone.org
Wednesday, June 5th, 7-8pm

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

-Writers Open Mic
Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!
Saturday, June 8th, 2-4pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Half of a Yellow Sun' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, June 27th 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

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Florey's Book Club: 'The Handmaid's Tale' May 23rd



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, May 23rd, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our May book, 'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood.

About the book:

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now....
Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, "The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

About the author:

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and her most recent, MaddAddam. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

---Next month: 'Half of a Yellow Sun' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie---

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, May 23rd, 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