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Beijing’s local talent!

The literary scene in Beijing is excitingly diverse and continues to develop and thrive. Building on a literary history going back thousands of years, a community of foreign and local authors is continuing to flourish on China’s literary scene. These authors have based their respective works on different social and historical aspects of China; some […]

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Notification: Tracy K. Smith Reading This Thursday at Beijing Union University, with Xi Chuan and Ouyang Jianghe

If you missed Monday night’s event at The Bookworm — it was a good one, with a packed house; we’ll post pictures and videos shortly — there’s another chance to catch US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith in Beijing. She’s reading with nine others this Thursday at 9:40 am at Beijing Union University 北京联合大学. Free. […]

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US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is Coming to Beijing Bookworm

Attention, poetry lovers: there’s a true can’t-miss event coming up on Monday, October 9 at 7:30 pm, when the current poet laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith, comes to The Bookworm in Beijing to give a reading. This will be the first time a sitting US poet laureate has spoken at our humble bookshop. […]

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An Evening with Downton Abbey composer John Lunn

An Evening with Downton Abbey composer John Lunn   John Lunn’s music possesses a wonderfully unique voice that spans a wide spectrum of musical styles. Classically trained, yet contemporary in attitude, he combines a highly intelligent and sensitive approach with a sound that always hits at the emotional heart of a piece. His scores, which […]

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Quilling Cards Valentine’s Day Workshop

Come along to a special Valentine’s Day workshop and learn the art of quilling and create beautiful Valentine’s Day cards! Quilling is the art of rolled, shaped, and glued paper that results in creating a unified, decorative design. The art of quilling has been around for centuries, with a remarkably varied historical background spanning across […]

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Meet the Author: Lijia Zhang

Beijing-based author, Lijia Zhang has a forthcoming book, Lotus, which if you, like us, have read her autobiography Socialism Is Great! should be aniticipating with great excitement. Her first book tells the story of her tumultuous journey from disillusioned factory worker to organizer in support of the Tiananmen Square demonstrators, to eventually becoming a writer and a journalist. Her […]

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Meet The Author: Rob Schmitz

We are honored to have Rob Schmitz, NPR Correspondent for Shanghai, come to speak at The Bookworm on December 7th. Get a preview of the talk by reading an interview with Rob, conducted by our bookshop manager Olivia, and buy your copy of his book Street of Eternal Happiness at our bookshop today! BW: Tell us a little bit […]

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Meet The Author: Nancy Pellegrini

BW: For those of us who will be meeting you for the first time at this book talk, could you briefly introduce yourself? What first brought you to China and what do you do here? NP: My name is Nancy Pellegrini; I came to China from New York in 2000. I had done some cultural […]

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Meet the Author: Zhang Mei

BW: You’ve had a very varied career so far. What made you decide that it was time to write a book? What was your inspiration? ZM: The truth is, I have always wanted to write a book, particularly about Yunnan, a region that I am lucky to have known most of my life.  Started in […]

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Schedule for Mini North Korean Film Festival

The Bookworm and Koryo Tours present a mini North Korean Film Festival. Over two weeks, five movies featuring elements of travel, DPRK propaganda as well as a story with Dennis Rodman will be shown at The Bookworm. After the movies we will have Q-and-A sessions with a representative from Koryo Tours to discuss the subject […]

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Chaoyang District, Beijing

100027, P.R China

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Telephone Bookstore: (010) 65032050

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