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Between the Stacks: Gish Jen

On September 20, Gish Jen stopped by The Bookworm to read from and discuss her latest book, World and Town. World and Town features Hattie Kong, the daughter of an American missionary and a descendant of Confucius, as one of a ragtag cast of characters, including an Cambodian refugee family on the run from their […]

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Fall Reading

With the first chill of autumn in the air, we are looking forward to curling up with a great book and a hot cuppa this fall. Here are some of the books on our Fall Reading Lists.   Alex Ragnarok by A.S. Byatt “Norse Myth written by A.S. Byatt? I’m intrigued.” Into the Silence by […]

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Between the Stacks: Paul French

Paul French joined us Wednesday, September 14th at The Bookworm for a thrilling discussion about his latest book, Midnight in Peking.  Midnight details the murder of 19-year-old Pamela Werner at the end of an era: Peking, 1937, the city is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, lavish cocktail bars and opium dens, warlords and corruption, […]

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Midnight in Peking

Beijing, 1939. Murder, intrigue and a city on the verge of invasion. Paul French’s page-turning, true-crime thriller takes you back to the heady days of pre-war Beijing. In preparation for his booktalk here at The Bookworm on September 14th, check out his amazing website about the book, complete with additional photos, maps and multimedia fun. […]

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Man Booker Shortlist Announced

The Man Booker Short list was announced this week. The following six writers have made the cut from the longlist: Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House) Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books) Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta) Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail) Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury) A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic) From more info on the prize visit […]

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The Bookworm Resource Room is open!

Our virtual resource room is now up and running. We’ll be using this space for the latest in literary news, book events, author interviews and other musings. If you have questions or would like to submit a book review please contact, Kadi@china bookworm.com.

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