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Notice: The Bookworm Will Be Closed this Wednesday from 3 pm to Thursday 3 pm

Due to the military parade, The Bookworm will be forced to close for 24 hours starting this Wednesday, September 2 at 3 pm. We will reopen on Thursday, September 3 at 3 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. (more…)

Notice: The Bookworm Will Be Closed this Saturday from 3 pm to Sunday 3 pm

The Bookworm, along with the rest of Sanlitun, will be closed for 24 hours beginning this Saturday at 3 pm. This means Chinese Humor Section and Sunday Story Time are cancelled. We will reopen on Sunday, 3 pm. Bookworm Comedy Night, headlined by Paul Ogata, will go ahead as scheduled.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

We will also be closed in the afternoon of Wednesday, September 2, until mid-afternoon Thursday, September 3. Stay tuned for more information. UPDATE

因阅兵期间道路封锁,本餐厅8月22日下午3点到8月23日下午3点停止营业。周日下午3点以后正常营业。给您带来不便请谅解。

Summer Book Sale

booksaleSummer Book Sale will be held on July 4th and July 5th from 12pm to 6pm. 

SPECIAL OFFER

Our friends at Dragonfly have extended some special offers to all you Bookworms!

Photo Gallery – Interschool Poetry Extravaganza!

On Friday, YCIS and ISB wordsmiths displayed their poetry chops at The Poetry Project’s Interschool Poetry Slam. They were, in a word, amazing.

We’ve been nominated!

The Bookworm is up for top honors in a few categories for The Beijinger Bar & Club Awards – including Best Cafe, Best Networking and, of course, Best Quiz. You can vote for us here and Voting is open until May 9th.

Making the List: FT hearts The Bookworm

The Bookworm makes it onto the Financial Time‘s list of favorite foreign language bookshops.

They write:

Gone are the days when expats in Beijing had to rely on the government-run Foreign Languages Bookstore for its stodgy selection. The city got its first international-calibre mega-emporium last year with the opening of Page One, but many people still prefer the quainter confines of the Bookworm, an English-language shop with a café and a lending library. It hosts a literary festival every spring.

Head over to read the rest of the list.

The Bookworm: Bookstore Beauty Queen

Flavorwire has named The Beijing Bookworm one of the twenty most beautiful bookstores in the world.

The list’s compilers write:

With Amazon slowly taking over the publishing world and bookstores closing left and right, things can sometimes seem a little grim for the brick and mortar booksellers of the world. After all, why would anyone leave the comfort of their couch to buy a book when with just a click of a button, they could have it delivered to their door? Well, here’s why: bookstores so beautiful they’re worth getting out of the house (or the country) to visit whether you need a new hardcover or not.

Head on over for some serious bookstore eye candy to brighten up your day.

Here’s a peek at some of the other honorees.

Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico

Selexyz Bookstore, Maastricht, Holland

 

 

Leslie Chang takes a peek at Chinese Bookshelves

What, BLF alumnus Leslie T. Chang, asks in the latest issue of The New Yorker, do the most industrious people on earth read when they’re not working?

The answer as it turns out: novels about, what else, work.

In the piece, the Factory Girls author mines Chinese bestsellers like The Diary of Government Official Hou Weidong, Du Lala’s Promotion Diary and The Get-Rich Diary of China’s Poorest Guy for insights into Chinese society and some practical career advice (see below) for would-be cubicle kings (and queens).

“Socialize with rich people. They know more than the poor.”

“Hire subordinates who are barely adequate or they’ll make you look bad.”

“When bribing an official, have your business partner deliver the money so your hands stay clean.”

 

New Yorker subscribers can access the article here.

For non-subscribers, a completely non-inclusive list of workplace books.

Tom Rachman’s The Impressionists 

Joshua Ferris’s Then We Came to the End 

Studs Terkel’s Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do 

Joseph Heller’s Something Happened

Tim Clissold’s Mr. China


Stand-up Economist Yoram Bauman

In October, Yoram Bauman, the world’s first and only Stand-Up Economist, brought his act to the Beijing Bookworm.

Check out this report of the event by China Radio International’s Dominic Swire:

Yoram Bauman at the Bookworm

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