The Bookworm Beijing
A bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and events space, now with locations in three cities – Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu. Learn more >
We’re open 9 am to midnight every day (until 1 am on weekends)
Our Upcoming Events
Friday, January 20 19:30 The Texture of Shadows - The Story About South African Freedom Struggle
On Friday, January 20th, come listen a presentation by South African writer Mandla Langa and enjoy some free South African Wine.
Saturday, January 21 10:30 Kids' Storytelling: Stories from around the World
Kids’ storytelling and craft is back with our new series ‘Stories from around the World’.
Sunday, January 22 20:00 The Bookworm Monthly Comedy Night: James Adomian
Do not miss the first comedy show of 2017 at The Bookworm!
The literary scene in Beijing is excitingly diverse and continues to develop and thrive. Building on a literary history going back thousands of years, a community of foreign and local authors is continuing to flourish on China’s literary scene. These authors have based their respective works on different social and historical aspects of China; some […]
Beijing-based author, Lijia Zhang has a forthcoming book, Lotus, which if you, like us, have read her autobiography Socialism Is Great! should be aniticipating with great excitement. Her first book tells the story of her tumultuous journey from disillusioned factory worker to organizer in support of the Tiananmen Square demonstrators, to eventually becoming a writer and a journalist. Her […]
We are honored to have Rob Schmitz, NPR Correspondent for Shanghai, come to speak at The Bookworm on December 7th. Get a preview of the talk by reading an interview with Rob, conducted by our bookshop manager Olivia, and buy your copy of his book Street of Eternal Happiness at our bookshop today! BW: Tell us a little bit […]
Hot New Books
My First Trip to China
Japan From the Source
Xi Jinping: Red China, the Next Generation
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.