The Bookworm Beijing
A bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and events space, now with four locations in three cities – Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu
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Our Upcoming Events
Thursday, May 23 19:30 Translation Slam: Kung Fu Films
Get ready, word nerds. Our Translation Slam is back! We pit two translators against each other to compare, contrast and clash over the nuances of translation.
Friday, May 24 19:30 Fictionalizing China: Adam Williams, Hong Ying, Chan Koonchung and JIang Fang Zhou on depicting China's past
Novelists Adam Williams, Hong Ying, Chan Koonchung and Jiang Fang Zhou have all tackled China's history in different ways through their writing. This expert panel looks at how Chinese and foreign novelists approach such a daunting task...
Sunday, May 26 11:00 Story Time with Hannah
Come along for our Sunday sessions of reading, games, music and activities for little readers.
Leanne Hall is an Australian-Japanese writer of short stories, non-fiction and YA novels. Her award-winning debut novel This is Shyness is the tale of Wildgirl and Wolfboy, two teens from different sides of the proverbial tracks who meet in and set off on an adventure through Shyness, a place where the sun no longer rises. Using elements [...]
Unsavory Elements, an anthology edited by Tom Carter, is a treasure trove of some of the most renowned Western China-hands sharing their ephemera and memories of the Middle Kingdom. The collection features 28 true stories from writers like Deborah Fallows, Derek Sandhaus, Graham Earnshaw, Jon Watts, John Campbell and more. Carter will share his experience [...]
Tom Carter, author of Unsavory Elements, on cat fights over copycat books. Alex Jung in the LA Times Review of Books on the confluence of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Virgina Woolf: “I have often thought that if I were ever a drag queen, and more specifically that if I were ever a drag queen who [...]
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About The Bookworm
The Bookworm is a bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and events space, now with five 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, and how to contact us, here.
Food & Beverage
Second-Hand Book Sale
Saturday, May 25 10am - 4pm. Stock up on your summer reading. All second hand books 5rmb.