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Welcome to
The Bookworm Beijing

A bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and events space, now with locations in three cities – Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu. Learn more >

Follow us on Twitter @BeijingBookworm and Facebook. We are also on WeChat @BeijingBookworm

We’re open 9 am to midnight every day (until 1 am on weekends)

Thank you to all who helped make the 10th Bookworm Literary Festival a success! Keep an eye on our blog for pictures and videos.

Our Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 6 20:00 [ Book Talk ] Meet Nisid Hajari, author of "Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition"

Saturday, February 10 18:30 观影沙龙:《我只认识你》

Thursday, February 22 20:00 The Bookworm's Weekly SciFi Book Club

Join The Bookworm's weekly SciFi Book Club to talk about your favorite science fiction short stories! Each meeting we choose a short story to read and discuss.

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Beijing’s local talent!

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 […]

Watch: US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at The Bookworm

In case you missed our poetry event last month headlined by the current U.S. poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith, here’s a video from that night’s proceedings. (Excuse us for the camera placement at the start, we got it fixed very quickly!) Here’s a rundown of the poems that were read, with timestamps corresponding to the above […]

Notification: Tracy K. Smith Reading This Thursday at Beijing Union University, with Xi Chuan and Ouyang Jianghe

If you missed Monday night’s event at The Bookworm — it was a good one, with a packed house; we’ll post pictures and videos shortly (UPDATE: here) — there’s another chance to catch US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith in Beijing. She’s reading with nine others this Thursday at 9:40 am at Beijing Union University […]

US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is Coming to Beijing Bookworm

UPDATE: We’ve posted the full video from the event here. Attention, poetry lovers: there’s a true can’t-miss event coming up on Monday, October 9 at 7:30 pm, when the current poet laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith, comes to The Bookworm in Beijing to give a reading. This will be the first time a […]

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Hot New Books

My First Trip to China

My First Trip to China

Kin-ming Liu (Editor)

Japan From the Source

Japan From the Source

Xi Jinping: Red China, the Next Generation

Xi Jinping: Red China, the Next Generation

Agnes Andresy

About The Bookworm

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.

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