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The Beijing Flea Market returns tomorrow to The Bookworm

Beijing Flea Market - May

MAY 14 from 11 am to 5 pm – FREE


The Bookworm rooftop turns into a treasure trove once again with more than 30 independent labels, handmade goods, vintage, craft foods and drink specials. Come and post a photo on WeChat of your favorite vendor in the first hour of the event and get a free drink courtesy of The Bookworm!!

In case of rain, we’ll move the vendors downstairs. (more…)

The Bookworm Book Club: “The World of The End”

Touche Gafla - The World of the End

The Bookworm Book Club invites you to join its monthly discussion on Wednesday, May 18 when we talk about Ofir Touché Gafla’s The World of The End. First published in Hebrew in 2004, it won the 2005 Geffen Award for best fantasy/science fiction novel of the year and the 2006 Kugel Award for Hebrew literature. (more…)

Movie Screening: “Our Marriages: When Lesbians Marry Gay Men”

Our Marriages film

On Monday, March 7 at 7:30 pm, The Bookworm is proud to screen the documentary film Our Marriages, which tells the story of four lesbians who search online for gay men to marry. He Xiaopei, director of Pink Space Sexuality Research Centre and one of the film’s directors, will be at The Bookworm to introduce the movie and answer questions afterwards. (more…)

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…)

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