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Archive for November, 2019

Important Announcement / 重要通知

It is with heavy hearts that we are forced to announce the impending closure of The Bookworm Beijing after 14 wonderful years in Courtyard No. 4 off SouthSanlitun Road. Despite our best efforts, we appear to have fallen prey to the ongoing cleanup of “illegal structures”, and we have not been able to secure an extension of our lease. This is particularly disappointing given that, despite many challenges, at this time The Bookworm remains a thriving business with stronger, more diverse links to the wider Beijing community than ever before.

Given the current circumstances, we will be forced to suspend operations most probably as of Monday, November 11. At this time, you can support us by coming by and buying books, which will be heavily discounted.

While we attempt to reorganize and find a new location, we wish to say what an honor and a pleasure it has been to have played a small part in fostering cultural exchange, promoting literature and an appreciation of the arts during an incredibly exciting era in Beijing, and indeed for China as a whole.

A HUGE shout out to the countless authors, public intellectuals, policy makers, musicians, poets, performers, comedians, business leaders, embassies, international and domestic organizations and ad hoc community groups who we played host to over the years!!! You have our undying gratitude for the knowledge and insights so generously shared with the audiences which gathered under (and occasionally on top of) our roof.  Your continued contributions and support have been and will remain essential in creating the uniquely vibrant, interesting and fun space we have enjoyed together.

It is said that as soon as one door closes, another one opens, so we look forward to reconnecting with you as soon as possible.

我们怀着沉重的心情宣布,在南三里屯路4号院经历了14个美好年头的北京老书虫被迫结业,原因是与政府在对违章建筑物的整顿工作有关。老书虫管理层尽了最大的努力,但很遗憾,我们的续租请求最终未能获得批准。此消息是令人惋惜的,因为尽管近年来我们面临各种挑战,老书虫仍然正在蓬勃的发展,与北京各个圈子与社团有着前所未有的、更紧密、更多样化的合作关系。鉴于目前的情况,我们将被迫从11月11日星期一左右起暂停业务。在最后的这一周,欢迎您来到店里购买打折书。同时,老书虫正在尝试重组和寻找一个新家。我们非常荣幸,能在北京以及整个中国这个辉煌上升的时代,在促进文化交流和文学艺术欣赏方面,发挥了一点作用。老书虫必须衷心的感谢无数位我们有幸遇到过、合作过的作家、出版商、知识分子、决策人、艺术家、音乐家、诗人、舞台表演者、喜剧演员、商界领袖、各大使馆、国际和本土的文化组织。我们感激各位如此慷慨地在老书虫的屋檐上下跟观众分享你们的知识与见解。你们无私又不间断的贡献与支持,对于创造这个我们共同拥有的、独特、动态、有趣的平台扮演着不可取代的角色。

山重水复疑无路,柳暗花明又一村。老书虫期盼很快与您再会,继续一起吃、喝、读。

The Bookworm Download Map

Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road,

Chaoyang District, Beijing

100027, P.R China

Telephone Bar: (010) 6586 9507

Telephone Bookstore: (010) 6503 2050

Web: http://beijingbookworm.com

WeChat @BeijingBookworm

Weibo @北京老书虫Bookworm