Archive for August, 2015

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…)

Back-to-back events this Sunday: Buy 1, get 2nd half-price

We’re hosting a doubleheader this Sunday at The Bookworm: at 6 pm, the Pathlight crew will be here to talk about the translation and magazine-production process in China. At 8 pm, author/composer Jindong Cai will give a special book talk on Ludwig van Beethoven, which the Chinese public enthusiastically embraced in the early 20th century. If you buy a ticket to one Sunday event, you can get a ticket to the other Sunday event for half-price. (more…)

Film Friday Cancelled Tonight. Movie Monday: Paper Airplane

Paper Airplane by Zhao Liang

Film Friday is temporarily suspended — no film this Friday or next week — but Movie Monday is still on. Our Chinese Documentary Film Series concludes this Monday, August 31 with Zhao Liang’s Paper Airplane, a candid look at Beijing’s disenfranchised youth, including a group of heroin addicts who waste their lives and talent. (more…)

Announcing: Winners of the Inaugural China Bookworm Literary Award :: 老书虫文学奖获奖名单揭晓

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Wang Zhezhu, winner of the inaugural China Bookworm Literary Award

BEIJING – The China Bookworm Press is delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural China Bookworm Literary Award, with the first prize going to 34-year-old Guangzhou native Wang Zhezhu for her novel The Train That Came To Its End.

The runner-up is Li Ziyue with I Am in the Red Chamber, You Are on the Journey to the West, with third prize going to Lin Weipan’s When a Cloud Meets a Sheet of Paper. (more…)

Whisky Wednesday Featured in Smart Beijing

The Bookworm Whisky Wednesday 3

Morgan Short profiled Whisky Wednesday in Smart Beijing recently, calling The Bookworm “one of the better stocked bars for whiskey” and taking some amazing pictures. He offered some of his personal tasting notes for the Introduction to Scotch flight, one of 15 three-whisky flights available for tasting by reservation (via email: [email protected]): (more…)

New Whiskey Cocktail Menu at The Bookworm (just in time for Wednesday’s tasting)

Whiskey cocktail

With three new Oregonian craft whiskeys — which we’ll taste tomorrow at 8 pm (you can still sign up!) — we figured we needed a new whiskey cocktail menu. Well, here it is. (more…)

Why Did China Embrace Beethoven? Find Out at This Book Talk

Beethoven in China

It was during the Cultural Revolution that composer Jindong Cai fell in love with Beethoven’s music. This Sunday, August 30, Cai will explain the roots of that love — and why that love is shared by millions of Chinese — when he gives a talk on the book Beethoven in China: How the Great Composer Became an Icon in the People’s Republic, which he co-authored with his wife Sheila Melvin. (more…)

New at The Bookworm: Daily Happy Hour!

Happy Hour menu

We’re excited to bring you this announcement: every day from 4 to 7 pm, all cocktails at The Bookworm will be 20 RMB off! That’s every day moving forward. These include our summer menu cocktails (mojito for 25 RMB!) as well as our new craft gin and whiskey cocktails (Ransom Gin and Tonic for 40 RMB! Henry Du Yore’s Bourbon Old Fashioned for 50 RMB!). Be sure to ask for recommendations and more information. (more…)

Announcing: Craft Whiskey Tasting at The Bookworm (Reservation Required)

Craft whiskies

Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A bourbon, a spirit whiskey, and a single malt walk into a bar…

We have three phenomenal craft whiskeys from Oregon — the Henry Du Yore’s Bourbon, the Whipper Snapper, and the McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt — which we will crack open on Wednesday, August 26 in a special edition of Whisky Wednesday. The event starts at 8 pm; please reserve your spot by emailing [email protected]. (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


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Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road,

Chaoyang District, Beijing

100027, P.R China

Tel: (010) 6586 9507

Email: [email protected]


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