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
Saturday, May 18 20:00 Comedy Night
Our monthly comedy showcase, hosted by Des Bishop with local and international comedians.
Sunday, May 19 11:00 Story Time with Hannah
Come along for our Sunday sessions of reading, games, music and activities for little readers.
Sunday, May 19 19:30 String 139 presents: Duo Merindah
String 139 presents Duo Merindah, featuring acclaimed Australian musicians Teresa Rabe (flute) and Minh Le Hoang (guitar). Join us for a special concert with these acclaimed musicians.
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 [...]
The Bookworm’s rooftop terrace is open for summer. Come relax with a glass of wine or pint of beer. And stay tuned for news about our rooftop events. Last year’s included Summer Cinema movie screenings and Heyrobics!
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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.
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Stock up on your summer reading. All second hand books 5rmb.