The Bookworm Beijing
A bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and events space, now with locations in three cities – Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu.
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We’re open 9 am to midnight every day (until 1 am on weekends)
FEATURED EVENT: Wil Sylvince headlines The Bookworm Comedy Night on September 20!
Our Upcoming Events
Sunday, August 30 18:00 Many Paths: Pathlight in Multiple Languages
Find out how a magazine is produced in multiple languages: French, German, Italian, and Japanese. This talk is presented by Pathlight, an English-language literary magazine produced by Paper Republic and People's Literature Magazine.
Sunday, August 30 20:00 Beethoven in China - Book Talk
How did Ludwig Van Beethoven capture the Chinese imagination -- and their hearts? Jindong Cai -- co-author of the book "Beethoven in China" -- explains in this enlightening talk.
Monday, August 31 19:30 Movie Monday: Paper Airplane, a Documentary Film by Zhao Liang
Tonight's movie is Zhao Liang's "Paper Airplane," which follows China's disenfranchised youth.
Due to the military parade, The Bookworm will be forced to close for 24 hours starting this Wednesday, September 2 at 3 pm. We will reopen on Thursday, September 3 at 3 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. 因阅兵期间道路封锁，本餐厅9月2日下午3点到9月3日下午3点停止营业。周日下午3点以后正常营业。给您带来不便请谅解。
We’re hosting a doubleheader this Sunday at The Bookworm: at 6 pm, the Pathlight crew will be here to talk about the translation and magazine-production process in China. At 8 pm, author/composer Jindong Cai will give a special book talk on Ludwig van Beethoven, which the Chinese public enthusiastically embraced in the early 20th century. If you […]
Film Friday is temporarily suspended — no film this Friday or next week — but Movie Monday is still on. Our Chinese Documentary Film Series concludes this Monday, August 31 with Zhao Liang’s Paper Airplane, a candid look at Beijing’s disenfranchised youth, including a group of heroin addicts who waste their lives and talent. As Zhao explained in an […]
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About The Bookworm
The Bookworm is a bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and events space, now with locations in three cities - Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu.
The Bookworm is forever expanding its book offering - at the last count, we were able to boast 16,112 titles on our library shelves. Our bookshop offers a wide range of sometimes surprising tomes, and our talks continue to beguile our audiences. Find more details about us, including how to contact us, here.