The Bookworm Beijing
A bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and events space, now with locations in three cities – Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu.
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We’re open 9 am to midnight every day (until 1 am on weekends)
Our Upcoming Events
Sunday, August 2 19:30 An Evening with the Wisemann Brass Ensemble
The Wisemann Brass Ensemble is a professional brass ensemble that plays a fun, family-friendly set that includes Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, Michael Jackson, Disney, the Beatles, and more!
Monday, August 3 20:00 Movie Monday: There's a Strong Wind in Beijing
Kicking off our monthlong Chinese Documentary Film series...
Tuesday, August 4 19:30 Documentary Screening: The True Cost
TThe True Cost” is a 2015 documentary that explores the "true cost" of fashion on people and the planet. Presented by Green Initiative.
Hi everyone. My name is Anthony. I’m a whisky enthusiast — I run The Bookworm’s Whisky Wednesday — and I think I just tried the best American whisk(e)y on this side of the ocean. I’d like you to try as well. Please welcome McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey to The Bookworm whisky family. Why is it special? Where […]
Exciting news, fans of film and/or China: we’ll be showing a Chinese documentary film every Monday in August, many of which are rare and controversial, covering a range of issues such as prostitution, fortune telling, disability, art, filmmaking, and so many more. This Monday we begin with There’s a Strong Wind in Beijing (北京的风很大), in which a Ju Anqi-led gonzo camera […]
Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Michael Jackson, Disney: The Eclectic Program of the Wisemann Brass Ensemble
Sunday marks the Bookworm return of the Wisemann Brass Ensemble, whose exciting program includes music from Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Michael Jackson, Disney movies, and the Beatles. The ensemble is known for their entertaining and comical performances that include audience participation, games, and even a pink trumpet and hose pipe tuba! This professional […]
Hot New Books
The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy
From Chicken Feet to Crystal Baths: An Englishman’s Travels Throughout China
The Rise of The New East
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.