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The Bookworm Beijing

A bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and events space, now with locations in three cities – Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu. Learn more >

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12th Bookworm Literary Festival
Coming up from March 15-31, 2019
Authors and events lists are being updated. Check them out!

Our Upcoming Events

Friday, April 19 19:00 SHAKESPEARE DRAMA SCREENING NIGHT

Saturday, April 20 09:30 Safari Time Songs [Toddlers]

Saturday, April 20 10:30 Safari Time Songs [Babies]

If you've got a 3-18 month old, bring them to the bookworm every Friday from 10.30am to 11.30am, to take your little one on a fun safari as he/she learns songs and rhymes from around the world, that you can also practice at home.

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News

Podcast: Women and Chinese Sci-Fi: NüVoices Live at the Bookworm

By NüVoices Recorded live at the Beijing Bookworm Literary Festival, this week’s episode of the NüVoices podcast features a discussion with two prominent science fiction authors, Tang Fei and Ji Shaoting. The episode was recorded as part of a series of five live SupChina events at this year’s festival. Tang Fei and Ji Shaoting are both titans in […]

Bookworm Festival Pulse: Ginkgo – The Tree That Time Forgot

Inspired by the historic ginkgo that has thrived in London’s Kew Gardens since the 1760s, renowned botanist Peter Crane has explored the history of the ginkgo from its origin, proliferation and spread across the planet, to its decline, near extinction and ultimate resurgence Crane notes, in a presentation of his latest book Ginkgo, at this […]

Bookworm Festival Pulse: ‘Inspector Chen’

‘Inspector Chen’ novelist says Chinese society crumbling under materialism A repost from the news agency efe-epa Chinese crime novelist Qiu Xiaolong at BLF session: “Becoming Inspector Chen”.  Novelist Qiu Xiaolong, best known for famous crime fiction series of “Inspector Chen”, says the Chinese society, including himself, has lost all its ideals and is morally collapsing under the weight of […]

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Hot New Books

Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot

Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot

Peter Crane

Paris by the Book

Paris by the Book

Liam Callanan

Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order

Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order

Bruno Maçães

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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