Saturday, December 08, 2018

Florey's Book Club: 'The Merry Spinster' Dec. 13th



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, December 13th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our December book, 'The Merry Spinster' by Mallory Ortberg.

About the book and author:

From Mallory Ortberg comes a collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales. Adapted from her beloved "Children's Stories Made Horrific" series, "The Merry Spinster" takes up the trademark wit that endeared Ortberg to readers of both The Toast and her best-selling debut Texts From Jane Eyre. The feature has become among the most popular on the site, with each entry bringing in tens of thousands of views, as the stories proved a perfect vehicle for Ortberg's eye for deconstruction and destabilization. Sinister and inviting, familiar and alien all at the same time, The Merry Spinster updates traditional children's stories and fairy tales with elements of psychological horror, emotional clarity, and a keen sense of feminist mischief.

Readers of The Toast will instantly recognize Ortberg's boisterous good humor and uber-nerd swagger: those new to Ortberg's oeuvre will delight in her unique spin on fiction, where something a bit mischievous and unsettling is always at work just beneath the surface.

Unfalteringly faithful to its beloved source material, The Merry Spinster also illuminates the unsuspected, and frequently, alarming emotional complexities at play in the stories we tell ourselves, and each other, as we tuck ourselves in for the night.

Bed time will never be the same.

Mallory Ortberg is the co-creator of the Toast and the author of the New York Times Bestseller Texts From Jane Eyre.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, December 13th, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 8pm every day (Dec.10th-24th)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Monday, December 03, 2018

Writers Open Mic, Dec. 8th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, Dec. 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, Dec. 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, Dec. 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, Dec. 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, November 29, 2018

December 2018 Events at Florey's Book Co.



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

***Holiday Hours! Open 10am to 8pm December 10th-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.*
Tuesday, Dec. 25th & Tuesday Jan. 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

-"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, December 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, December 8th, 2-4pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'The Merry Spinster' by Mallory Ortberg
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, December 13th 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 8pm December 10th-24th!
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Friday, November 23, 2018

Living in Wellness, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong, the Oily Chef.

"Living in Wellness with Essential Oils"

***Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 7:00-8:00pm***

About the event:

Essential Oils are everywhere: Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond, On-line...You have choices. How do you decide? Come and find out with Lorna, the oily chef. She has made lifestyle changes to enjoy a healthier lifestyle incorporating into drink, food, work, and play. Sharing thoughts, food and recipes.

About the host:

Lorna Rodriguez-Wong was born and raised in San Francisco. She presently lives between homes in Montara and in Santa Cruz mountains. She is a Lola to two wonderful grandkids. With so many choice in life, she is always looking for health alternative to keep her doc happy. Note; Her doc does not need to see her for another 4 years. Enjoying the thriving garden, new recipes and music.

For more information, contact Lorna Rodriguez-Wong:

oilychef@gmail.com

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We hope to see you!

Living in Wellness with Essential Oils, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong

***Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 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

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Babe Ruth is Missing - Event with author Saul Isler, Nov. 24th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes author Saul Isler as he discusses his new book, "Babe Ruth is Missing".

***Saturday, November 24th, 2pm-4pm***

About the book:

A broken bedroom window, stolen signatures, and potentially millions of suspects . . . former DEA agent and now rare book dealer Ovid Kent will need all the help he can get to solve this case and find the purloined penmanship. Oddly enough, he gets help from the least likely source, or is that just a hallucination brought on by a blow to the head? Throw in a beautiful nurse, an eventful trip back to his hometown, and it all adds up to a mystery that will have you wondering, will Ovid Kent strike out, or will he hit it out of the park?

About the author:

Saul Isler has authored four novels, The Cave at Devils Elbow; and a mystery trilogy: Babe Ruth Is Missing; Shakespeare Is Missing; Jesus Is Missing (unfinished). This is Mr. Isler’s third book of short stories, preceded by The Man in the Parking Lot and The Blue Shoes, plus a humorous treatise on the solving of acrostic puzzles, The Majestic Acrostic. He’s been an ad man, journalist, newspaper columnist, restaurant reviewer and host of “Dining Out” on Radio Sausalito. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Onion and in two anthologies, NPR’s I Thought My Father Was God and The Left Coast Writers’ Hot Flashes II. He is represented by Pocamug Press. A Cleveland native, he lives with his cat Nate live in Santa Monica, California where he may be reached at saulisler@gmail.com.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, November 24th, 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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

It Could Be Me, Although Unsure - Event with author Eileen Malone, Nov. 18th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes author Eileen Malone as she discusses her poetry collection, "It Could Be Me, Although Unsure".

***Sunday, November 18th, 3pm-5pm***

About the book and author:

Eileen Malone’s poems and stories have been published in over 500 literary journals and anthologies, a significant amount of which have earned awards, i.e., four Pushcart nominations. She has published a nonfiction book: The Complete Guide to Writers’ Groups, Workshops, and Conferences (Wiley, New York), a book of poetry: I Should Have Given Them Water (Ragged Sky Press, Princeton) and her award-winning chapbook: Letters with Taloned Claws (Poets’ Corner Press, Sacramento).

She grew up in England, Ireland and Australia and lives in the coastal fog at the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Bob, three dogs, two parakeets, and one cat (all rescue) where she founded and now directs the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition. She is a voting member of the Northern California Book Reviewers Awards, a mental health activist, host and co-producer of a television interview show for Access San Francisco Channel 29 and past teacher/coordinator for California Poets in the Schools and local community colleges.

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For more info, visit:

http://www.eileenmalone.us/

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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, November 18th, 3pm-5pm***

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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, November 08, 2018

Florey's Book Club: 'In the Midst of Winter' Nov. 15th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

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

Come by for a chat about our November book, 'In the Midst of Winter' by Isabel Allende.

About the book:

In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident--which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster--a 60-year-old human rights scholar--hits the car of Evelyn Ortega--a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala--in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz--a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile--for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia. Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Allende's landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of "humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics" (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post).

About the author:

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna, Paula, and The Japanese Lover. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide. She is the recipient of the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and she divides her time between California and Chile.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, November 15th, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo