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Young Adult Book Group

Our newest book group in Carlisle! This group is for 13 – 18 year old young people, and meets on the last Sunday of each month in Cakes and Ale Cafe, Carlisle ( entrance via Bookends on Castle Street or the cafe entrance on Long Lane.

The next meeting is on Sunday October 31st. The book to be read and discussed ( partially read is ok!) is School for Good and Evil  Vol 1 by Soman Chainani rrp £7.99 but available at Bookends with 20% off for book group members.

A dark and enchanting fantasy adventure perfect for those who prefer their fairytales with a twist… The first in the bestselling School for Good and Evil series.

Every four years, two girls are kidnapped from the village of Gavaldon.Legend has it these lost children are sent to the School for Good and Evil, the fabled institution where they become fairytale heroes or villains. With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White at the School for Good. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black dresses and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.

But the two girls soon find their fortunes reversed – Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?

If you’d like to join the group, which is led by 17 year old Amber, who attends Richard Rose Central Academy, please message us on

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