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Q and A with Lester Brown civilizational decline and collapse

On February 14, environmentalist Lester Brown, the founder of the Worldwatch Institue and the Earth Policy Institute, returned to The Bookworm to discuss his latest book World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse. In the book, Brown warns that the world is facing issues of near-overwhelming complexity and unprecedented urgency and outlines his […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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The Spirit of Tsinghua with Daniel Bell

In ancient Greece, Sparta was synonymous with war and Athens with democracy. Tsinghua Professor Daniel Bell believes that long after the Greek city-states have ceased to be, modern cities continue to have defining personalities. Bell’s new book (co-authored with Avner de-Shalit of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The Spirit of Cities explores the unique ethos […]

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Travel Writer Bruce Wannell on Iran

Travel writer Bruce Wannell will be appearing at The Bookworm on Wednesday, November 30, to talk about his adventures in Iran, a country that has much to offer intrepid travelers undeterred by the country’s often-controversial role in modern geopolitics. Wannell, an expert on Iran and the Islamic world, has lived and traveled in Iran and […]

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Spoke ‘N Word-performance poetry from Poland

Spoke ‘N Word—performance poetry from Poland Interested in a night of poetry reading on Saturday night? What about contemporary poetry from Poland? If the answer is yes, you should definitely pay us a visit. Below is some basic information on the group and their “Spoke ‘N Word” global tour. For more information on poets, please […]

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Economic Comic: The Global Times on Yoram Bauman

The Global Times chatted with stand-up econmist Yoram Bauman. One of his goals for his time in China? “I haven’t yet got Chinese people to tell me a good joke, but I’m determined to learn some Chinese jokes before I leave,” he hinted. Anyone know any good jokes? Return to the Gold Standard: a performance by […]

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Between the Stacks: Vicky Mohieddeen from Electric Shadows

Electric Shadows Film Club presents: I ain’t afraid of no ghost! Saturday, October 29 8pm  Just in time for Halloween, Electric Shadows brings a special film club screening of Ghostbusters and Michael Jackson’s epic Thriller. Drinks specials for all those in costume. We’ve paired up with Electric Shadows for some of our most memorable events […]

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