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)
FEATURED EVENT: Wil Sylvince headlines The Bookworm Comedy Night on September 20!
Our Upcoming Events
Monday, August 31 19:30 Movie Monday: Paper Airplane, a Documentary Film by Zhao Liang
Tonight's movie is Zhao Liang's "Paper Airplane," which follows China's disenfranchised youth.
Tuesday, September 1 20:00 Storytelling Night: Can You Keep a Secret?
A celebration of oral storytelling modeled after New York's famous Moth Theater performances. Interested storytellers should sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Free to attend!
Thursday, September 3 19:30 In Conversation with Derek Sandhaus on the New Edition of Décadence Mandchoue
Derek Sandhaus, who you might know as a baijiu expert, is returning to Beijing to talk about a new edition of Edmund Backhouse's Décadence Mandchoue -- an abridged and more user-friendly version called Manchu Decadence -- which he edited.
Due to the military parade, The Bookworm will be forced to close for 24 hours starting this Wednesday, September 2 at 3 pm. We will reopen on Thursday, September 3 at 3 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. 因阅兵期间道路封锁，本餐厅9月2日下午3点到9月3日下午3点停止营业。周日下午3点以后正常营业。给您带来不便请谅解。
We’re hosting a doubleheader this Sunday at The Bookworm: at 6 pm, the Pathlight crew will be here to talk about the translation and magazine-production process in China. At 8 pm, author/composer Jindong Cai will give a special book talk on Ludwig van Beethoven, which the Chinese public enthusiastically embraced in the early 20th century. If you […]
Film Friday is temporarily suspended — no film this Friday or next week — but Movie Monday is still on. Our Chinese Documentary Film Series concludes this Monday, August 31 with Zhao Liang’s Paper Airplane, a candid look at Beijing’s disenfranchised youth, including a group of heroin addicts who waste their lives and talent. As Zhao explained in an […]
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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.