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May 14, 2024

Angel of Grasmere Book Signing

Join us on Tuesday the 14th of May in our Carlisle shop at 4pm for a book signing with fantastic author Tom Palmer! This event is completely free so...

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May 16, 2024

Silence Interrupted Book Launch

Join Bookends on Thursday the 16th of May for a free book launch event! The event will take place at Cakes and Ale cafe at 7:30pm where we will be...

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May 3, 2024

From Coffin Grease to Love Feasts an Evening in Conversation

Join Books Cumbria on Friday the 3rd of May, 7:30pm at Cakes and Ale Cafe for an evening in conversation with Tracey Messenger discussing her book...

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May 2, 2024

Bards at Bookends – Clare Askew and Katie Hale

On Thursday the 2nd of May at 7:30pm in Cakes and Ale Cafe, two Cumbrian writers who are both novelists and poets read from their latest collections...

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April 9, 2024

John Chambers Poetry Reading

730pm, Tuesday 9th April, Cakes and Ale cafe, Carlisle     Join us for the launch of John Chambers' 2nd collection of poetry,...

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June 6, 2024

Mike Craven – The Mercy Chair

This Carlisle event is sold out, but Mike Craven will appear at the Words by the Water Festival    Friday June 7th (the day after) at 4pm at...

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April 25, 2024

Wine & Crime with Robert Rutherford and M. W. Craven

Join Bookends for an evening with two of the country’s top crime writers in conversation as Robert Rutherford and M W Craven celebrate the launch...

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Children’s Storytime

EVERY SATURDAY! Every Saturday morning at 11 am our storyteller Lee will read a couple of children's books at Bookends From classic tales to the...

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April 8, 2024

Afternoon Book Club

The daytime group usually meets every second Monday of the month at 2pm in Cakes and Ale café If you wish to join this book group, please email...

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April 24, 2024

Carlisle Reading Group

The Carlisle group usually meets at 7pm on the last Wednesday of the month in Cakes and Ale Cafe   This month's book is Piranesi by Susanna...

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