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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

Wednesday, May 31 18:30 Talk with Canadian Hugo Award Winner Robert Sawyer

Robert Sawyer is one of only three people ever — and the only Canadian — to have won all three of the world’s top awards for best science-fiction novel of the year: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

Wednesday, May 31 19:00 The WOW Collective: a Bookworm writing group

The WOW Collective is a writing group that seeks to help its participants hone their skills and receive critical feedback on their work. Free to attend

Wednesday, May 31 20:00 The Art of Storytelling: The Canadian Perspective

Come enjoy an evening with Gary Barwin, Maxime Bock and Kathleen Winter – three award-winning, impassioned writers whose works are charged with lyrical and shimmering prose.

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News

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 […]

Quilling Cards Valentine’s Day Workshop

Come along to a special Valentine’s Day workshop and learn the art of quilling and create beautiful Valentine’s Day cards! Quilling is the art of rolled, shaped, and glued paper that results in creating a unified, decorative design. The art of quilling has been around for centuries, with a remarkably varied historical background spanning across […]

Meet the Author: Lijia Zhang

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 […]

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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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