Sunday, March 29, 2020

April 2020 at Florey's, direct-to-home ordering.



First of all, I want to thank everyone who has called, emailed, or ordered from us during the current situation. The support has been very generous and appreciated. I am feeling more optimistic about the future of the store. Together we can make it through this.

Since it appears that we will still not be open for regular shopping for some time to come, due to the shelter-in-place order, I wanted to update everyone on what we plan to do at Florey's and direct-to-home ordering.

Florey's is very important to me, and I am going to try make it through the current situation, like many other small businesses. Obviously, we will have none of our regular or special events at the store for the time being. I want to be back to regular shop business just like everyone else, but we all have to do our part to stay healthy.

As for ordering books from Florey's during the lockdown, we have begun offering a direct-to-home shipping program (details below). I have heard from several customers that are disappointed by the (so far) slow delivery of these orders. I truly apologize. My book wholesaler that offered this, Ingram Book Distributors, has been swamped with these individual orders. They and I are working out ways to try and get any future direct-to-home shipments to you in a more timely manner. Again, my sincerest apologies for all those who feel let down by Florey's in this situation. We are working to improve this, and ask for your patience.

Since the store is closed to in-person shopping, and it is honestly a bit depressing to sit in an empty store all day, I am not at the store our full usual hours every day. Currently, I am coming in every day to answer emails, phone messages, water the plants, etc. That said, I come in at 10am and stay until usually 2 or 3pm. So please bear with me if I am not here in the later afternoon. Please feel free to leave a message or call the following day.

Here are the details for ordering direct-to-home:

First, I ask that you DO NOT include any payment info in your email or phone messages in the interest of data security.
Also, there is a small shipping charge, depending on order size, it is usually between $3 and $7, depending on weight.

1. Contact us with the title you are interested in via phone or email. Please remember to include your phone number!

2. I will get back to you with availability, and to work out payment and shipping address.

3. The order will be placed, and will ship directly from my supplier to your house.

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Contact us here: (650) 355-8811

or FloreysBookCo@yahoo.com
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Thank you again to every one who has reached out, called, emailed, or ordered from us. It has meant a lot to me.
Stay home, stay safe, and stay well!

Aaron Schlieve
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo


Thursday, March 19, 2020

How you can still shop at Florey's during shelter-in-place



I have had a lot of customers ask how they could help support Florey's or even order books or gift certificates from us during the current shelter-in-place order. We have just worked out a method with our primary wholesale supplier Ingram Content. They refer to it as direct-to-home. In effect, you order from Florey's and the book is sent from my supplier directly to your home.

While we are not permitted to be open for regular shopping during this time, you can still place an order with us via phone or email. I ask that you DO NOT include any payment info in your email or phone messages in the interest of data security.

I will be coming by the store once or twice a day to check phone messages, and will check email throughout the day as well.

Here are the steps required:

1. Contact us with the title you are interested in.

2. I will get back to you with availability, and to work out payment and shipping address.

3. The order will be placed, and should be to your house in couple days' time.

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Contact us here: (650) 355-8811

or FloreysBookCo@yahoo.com
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I am new to this setup, and there will be slight inherent delays, so please bear with us! The most simple and fast method of payment will be credit card over the phone. I take the security of your credit card information seriously, and the numbers will never be written down or shared in any way. So once again, please DO NOT include them in any phone messages or emails. I will work out payment with you over the phone.

Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement. I do truly appreciate it.

Aaron Schlieve
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Sunday, March 08, 2020

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



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

***Saturday, March 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, March 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, March 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, March 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

Friday, February 28, 2020

March 2020 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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Please note our ongoing events:

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

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

-Wellness Chit-Chat with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong
Healthy practices to keep you well!
Saturday, March 21st, 11:00am-12:00pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Bad Blood' by John Carreyrou
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, March 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

Friday, February 21, 2020

Wellness Chit-Chat with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong



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

***Saturday, February 29th, 11:00am-12:00pm***

About the event:

What alternatives do you consider when maintaining your healthy lifestyle?

Cleaning, Make-up, supplements, drinks, etc.

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

***Saturday, February 29th, 11:00am-12:00pm***
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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: 'Little Fires Everywhere' February 27th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

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

Come by for a chat about our February book, 'Little Fires Everywhere' by Celeste Ng.

About the book:

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned--from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren--an enigmatic artist and single mother--who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood--and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

About the author:

Celeste Ng grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio. She graduated from Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. Her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Massachusetts Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the ALA's Alex Award. Little Fires Everywhere, Ng's second novel, was a New York Times bestseller, winner of the Ohioana Book Award, and named a best book of the year by over twenty-five publications. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages and she was the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, February 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

Thursday, February 06, 2020

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



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

***Saturday, February 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.

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

Pacifica Writers Open Mic:

***Saturday, February 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, February 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.

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

***Saturday, February 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

Friday, January 31, 2020

February 2020 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:

Retirement Investing Strategies
Wealth Preservation Workshop
Help plan for your financial future!
More info: (740)656-5411
Thursday, February 6th, 7:00-8:30pm

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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

-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, February 5th, 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, February 8th, 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, February 8th, 2:00-4:00pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Little Fires Everywhere' by Celeste Ng
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, February 27th 7:00-8:30pm

-Natural health event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong
Health and diet practices to keep you well!
Saturday, February 29th, 11:00am-12:00pm

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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 (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo