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Business Hours During Chinese New Year Holidays

During the period of Chinese Monkey2016New Year Holidays (February 8th – 12th)  we are open from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Watch: Bookworm Comedy Night Comedian Monroe Martin on Jimmy Fallon

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0313 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon and comedian Monroe Martin on August 14, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

NBC Last Comic Standing finalist Monroe Martin, who will headline Bookworm Comedy Night in Beijing on Sunday, January 24, is one of the hottest acts in New York City at the moment. His career was already taking off when he was asked to perform on the biggest stage yet — The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon — on August 14, 2015. Check out the video below (or click here if it doesn’t load).

You can purchase tickets to see Martin — plus openers from Beijing’s comedy community — at The Bookworm or via Yoopay. We take reservations, too: 6503 2050 or

Sunday, January 24, 8 pm
150 RMB


Announcing: Howard French Book Talk at The Bookworm, December 21

China's Second Continent

Howard French, veteran China reporter and former senior correspondent with the New York Times, will be at The Bookworm on Monday, December 21 to talk about his latest book, China’s Second Continent, which looks at how China’s increasing presence in Africa is affecting the world. The talk will be moderated by Sinica podcast host Kaiser Kuo. (more…)

William Lindesay, who will speak at The Bookworm on Thursday, featured in the New York Times

William Lindesay

William Lindesay, author of The Great Wall in 50 Objects, will give a book talk at The Bookworm on Thursday, December 17 (tickets available at the bookstore and via He was interviewed by Ian Johnson recently for the New York Times. Here’s an excerpt: (more…)

Word of Mouth: Poetry at The Bookworm – December 15

Poetry tree

The Bookworm’s monthly poetry open mic returns on Tuesday, December 15. Those who are interested in reading their work should email to sign up for a five-minute slot. (more…)

Bookworm Comedy Night: Graham Elwood, December 3 – Buy One, Get One Free!

Graham Elwood poster copy

Please help us welcome Graham Elwood this Thursday at The Bookworm. Tickets here, or at the bookshop. In the spirit of the holidays, we’re offering a buy one, get one free deal. If you pay online, just purchase one ticket, then collect your free ticket before the show. (more…)

The next Beijing Flea Market – a Christmas Special!

Beijing Flea Market - Christmas Market (2)

The next Beijing Flea Market, presented by Thrift, will be a CHRISTMAS MARKET, and it promises to be one of our biggest and best yet, with tables set up both inside and outside on the rooftop terrace (where there will be space heaters and lots of mulled wine). Saturday, December 5 from 11 am to 5 pm. Don’t miss it! (more…)

The Bookworm’s Poetry Open Mic This Tuesday


Everyone could use more poetry in their lives. The Bookworm’s monthly poetry open mic is tomorrow. Words begin at 8 pm, and it’s free to spectate. Those who are interested in reading their work should email to sign up for a five-minute slot. (more…)

Next Bookworm Book Club Selection: Sky Burial, by 2016 Bookworm Literary Festival author Xinran

Xinran - Sky Burial

Sky Burial, by international best-selling author Xinran, is The Bookworm’s next Book Club Selection. Published in 2004, the novel revolves around a Chinese woman’s story about her life in Tibet, specifically her search for her long-lost husband and a journey of love that takes her to the brink of death. (more…)

Bookworm Comedy Night This Sunday

Kemin Zhang 科民中英文简历 featured image

You already know Glenn Wool is headlining Sunday’s edition of Bookworm Comedy Night, but we’ve lined up a great opening act, too. Kemin Zhang, musician/magician, has hung out with some comedic greats during his time in New York, and he’ll be doing his classic 10-minute set this Sunday. (more…)

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Chaoyang District, Beijing

100027, P.R China

Telephone Bar: (010) 6586 9507

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