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A bustling hive of literary activity, The Bookworm is forever expanding its book offering — at the last count, we were able to boast 16,112 titles on our library shelves. You can borrow them by becoming a Bookworm member (purchase your membership in person or online); our Lending Library page has more information.

In addition to our wide range of tomes, we host many regular community events, including movie nights, open mic, readings, and book talks. The Bookworm is also the go-to venue for visiting authors, as we are committed to being a platform for the positive exchange of ideas and free expression.

Our restaurant is well loved for its tasty menu, including Western and Chinese food, appetizers and desserts. Also on tap are craft beers, and on the shelves are some of the finest whiskies in town.

It’s easy to see why The Bookworm is such a hit among Beijingers; where else can you while away the hours savouring fabulous fare, browsing thousands of books, sipping good espresso, being regaled by eminent authors, catching up with friends over your favourite tipple, or simply just checking your emails? The spacious, interconnecting rooms with floor-to-ceiling books on every wall are light and airy in the summer, cosy and snug in winter. And the roof terrace is perfect for yard-arm cocktails.

Book lovers, old China hands, newcomers, students and business travelers alike unite at The Bookworm. Our coffee’s always freshly ground, our chocolate cake voluptuous and our staff delightful.

Drop in sometime and join us!

Hours

9 am — midnight every day (until 1 am on weekends)

Contacts

General Inquires – Peter Goff
peter [at] chinabookworm [dot] com

Book Orders & Ticket Reservations
order [at] beijingbookworm [dot] com

Events & Marketing – Peter Goff
info [at] chinabookworm [dot] com

Literary Festival Coordinator, China Bookworm Press Project Manager – Peter Goff
peter [at] chinabookworm [dot] com

Library & Bookshop – Olivia Capozzi
books [at] beijingbookworm [dot] com

Food & Beverage – Michael Wang
restaurant [at] beijingbookworm [dot] com

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Twitter: @BeijingBookworm

Instagram: @BeijingBookworm

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Other Projects

THE CHINA BOOKWORM PRESS

The China Bookworm Press was founded in 2015 as an independent publisher of contemporary Chinese writing in translation. The Press seeks to publish leading contemporary fiction and non-fiction from China and make it available in both the original Chinese and to a wider international audience in translation.

www.chinabookwormpress.com

老书虫出版社隶属老书虫集团,一家在中国北京,成都,苏州均开有独立书店/咖啡吧/活动空间的文学机构。www.chinabookworm.com

老书虫出版社于2015年成立,专注于中国当代文学的翻译与出版。本社旨在出版优秀的中国当代文学作品,并将其翻译成各种语言介绍给世界各地的读者。

BOOKWORM LITERARY FESTIVAL

Since 2006, the Bookworm has presented the Bookworm Literary Festival every March, a celebration of literature and ideas featuring writers, thinkers, artists and performers from China and beyond. The events primarily take place in The Bookworm in Beijing, Chengdu and Suzhou, and in sister venues across China. The program includes book talks, panel discussions, writing workshops and performances, plus a Children’s Program with writing and illustration workshops and interactive storytelling sessions, and a Chinese-language program presenting international authors to a Chinese audience.

www.bookwormfestival.com

老书虫文学节

自2006年起,每年三月份老书虫都会举办“老书虫国际文学节”,届时海内外的作者,学者,艺术家与表演家都将欢聚一堂,享受文学与思想的盛会。文学节活动包括读书会,座谈讨论会,写作坊,节目表演和专为儿童设立的写作绘画创作室与互动式故事会,以及把国际作者介绍给中国读者的中文项目,还有包含音乐,摄影,电影元素的先锋艺术项目。

THE MALA LITERARY JOURNAL

MaLa is a literary journal that presents China from multiple angles in the form of short fiction, literary non-fiction and poetry, supported by features, reviews, art and photography. MaLa brings to light new works in translation by Chinese writers, as well as original writing in English by foreign residents of China and Chinese writers living overseas.

www.mala-literary-journal.com

麻辣文学杂志

《麻辣》是由老书虫独立出版的多视角反映当下中国的英语文学杂志。杂志以短篇小说,纪实文学和诗歌为主,并辅以特辑,评论,艺术及摄影作品。《麻辣》向读者推荐中国作者的最新译作以及旅居中国的外国作者和海外华侨的英文作品。

FLASH EUROPA 28

In October 2014, The Bookworm launched the project Flash Europa 28 in association with the Delegation of the European Union to China in order to bring creative short fiction from all 28 EU member states to the interested Chinese reader.

www.flash-europa-28.org

欧洲闪小说28

在2014年10月,老书虫与欧盟驻华代表团联合成立了“欧洲闪小说28”项目,为中国读者带来28个欧盟成员国的创意短小说作品。

Upcoming Events

Thu 28 Sep 20:00 The Bookworm's Weekly SciFi Book Club

Join The Bookworm's weekly SciFi Book Club to talk about your favorite science fiction short stories! Each meeting we choose a short story to read and discuss.

Fri 29 Sep 10:30 Safari Time Songs [Babies]

Sat 30 Sep 10:30 Safari Time Songs [Babies]

How to find us?

The Bookworm Download Map

Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road,

Chaoyang District, Beijing

100027, P.R China

Telephone Bar: (010) 6586 9507

Telephone Bookstore: (010) 65032050

Web: http://beijingbookworm.com