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The Bookworm Beijing

A bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and events space, now with four locations in three cities – Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu
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Our Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 9 19:30 Basically Beethoven

Join us as Beijing’s only classical music open mic with our BB co-hosts, Helena Murchie and Torbjoern Stallberg. Come along and get involved or simply bask in the glory of some of Beijing’s best international musicians.

Sunday, February 12 11:00 Story Time with Hannah

Come along for our Sunday sessions of reading, games, music and activities for little readers.

Monday, February 13 20:00 The Bookworm Pub Quiz

5rmb Flex your neurological muscles every Monday at The Bookworm pub quiz, an evening of terrific trivia hosted by Tom Champagne.

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News

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 […]

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, […]

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

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Hot New Books

Shieldwall

Shieldwall

Justin Hill

Jamrach’s Menagerie

Jamrach’s Menagerie

Carol Birch

The Tiger’s Wife

The Tiger’s Wife

Tea Obreht

About The Bookworm

About The Bookworm

The Bookworm is a bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and events space, now with five locations in three cities – Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu.

The Bookworm is forever expanding its book offering – at the last count, we were able to boast 16,112 titles on our library shelves. Our bookshop offers a wide range of sometimes surprising tomes, and our talks continue to beguile our audiences. Find more details about us, and how to contact us, here.


Mulled Wine

A seasonal favourite! Take a break from your holiday shopping and pop in for a warm mug of spiced, mulled wine.

Food & Beverage

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Holiday Gifts

Holiday Gifts

Holiday Gifts

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? We’ve stocked up on amazing books, diaries, notebooks, cookbooks, stationary and more. We also have wrapping paper and cards to put the finishing touches on your holiday presents.