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, December 9 19:30 Mini North Korean Film Festival: Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang
Dennis Rodman is on a mission. After forging an unlikely friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, he wants to improve relations between North Korea and the US by staging a historic basketball game between the two countries.
Friday, December 9 21:30 Zhen Ren Trio
真人 is Peter Murchison on guitar, slide guitar and vocals, 张晓松 Zhang Xiao Song on blues harmonica, and Richard Barnes on electric guitar. Get ready!! Zhen Ren is here.
Saturday, December 10 10:00 Kids' Storytelling and Craft: Christmas Special
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 […]
The Bookworm and Koryo Tours present a mini North Korean Film Festival. Over two weeks, five movies featuring elements of travel, DPRK propaganda as well as a story with Dennis Rodman will be shown at The Bookworm. After the movies we will have Q-and-A sessions with a representative from Koryo Tours to discuss the subject […]
BW: For those of us who will be meeting you for the first time at this book talk, could you briefly introduce yourself? What first brought you to China and what do you do here? NP: My name is Nancy Pellegrini; I came to China from New York in 2000. I had done some cultural […]
BW: You’ve had a very varied career so far. What made you decide that it was time to write a book? What was your inspiration? ZM: The truth is, I have always wanted to write a book, particularly about Yunnan, a region that I am lucky to have known most of my life. Started in […]
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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.