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A bustling hive of literary activity, 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. Our restaurant is well loved for its tasty-yet-value-for-money menu, and spontaneous musical evenings are apt to bubble up from nowhere.

It’s easy to see why The Bookworm is such a hit among Beijingers; where else can you while away the hours savouring fabulous fare, browsing thousands of books, sipping good espresso, being regaled by eminent authors, catching up with friends over your favourite tipple, or simply just checking your emails? The spacious, interconnecting rooms with floor-to-ceiling books on every wall are light and airy in summer, yet cosy and snug in winter. And the roof terrace is perfect for yard-arm cocktails.

Booklovers, old China hands, newcomers, students and business travellers alike unite at The Bookworm. Our coffee’s always freshly ground, our chocolate cake voluptuous and our staff delightful.

So, why not drop in sometime and join us?


General Inquires – Alex Pearson
alex at chinabookworm dot com

Events & Marketing – Kadi Hughes
kadi at chinabookworm dot com

Books – Vivian Wang
vivian at beijingbookworm dot com

F&B – Clinton Krikken
restaurant at beijingbookworm dot com

The Beijing Bookworm still retains its original charm even though it has grown and now dwells in a much bigger habitat. It now has over 2500 members, with Chengdu at 800 and Suzhou at a rapidly growing 300.

Upcoming Events

Thu 9 Feb 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.

Sun 12 Feb 11:00 Story Time with Hannah

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

Mon 13 Feb 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.

How to find us?

The Bookworm Download Map

Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing
100027, P.R China

Tel: (010) 6586 9507
Email: [email protected]