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The BookWrom

BEIJING BookWrom:Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chao Yang District, Beijing

The Bookworm has been working very hard to strengthen its relationships with overseas publishers in order to bring in more and more hot titles.Our range has grown exponentially and we think you’ll approve – just look at the breadth of our book sections.

Bestselling & New Arrivals

Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan
The Good Book

AC Grayling

Karen Russell
How to Live Safely

Charles Yu
Please Look After Mom

Kyung-sook Shin
Great House

Nicole Krauss

Online Ordering Facility

If we don’t yet stock the book you’re looking for, we can order it for you. Simply email us with the title, author, publisher and ISBN and we’ll let you know when it’s in.

Gifts and Deluxe Stationery

Never one to rest on its laurels, The Bookworm has extended its shop beyond merely books. With our cards, notebooks, diaries, calendars, maps, guidebooks, phrasebooks, magazines and even jewellery, shopping for those year-round birthday presents has never been easier. We’ll even gift-wrap those special purchases for you.

Book Club Picks

With so many good reads out there, selecting a good range of titles for your book club can be daunting, so we’ve done it for you and here are our suggestions.
The Harafish

Nagiub Mahfouz
Life and Death are Wearing Me Out

Mo Yan
Big Girl Small

Susan Conley
The Foremost Good Fortune

Your Top 10 Reads

This list was submitted by Michael Gericke.

Please send us your reviews and recommendations! For each submission published on our website we’ll give you two free tickets.
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Kathryn Erskine

This National Book Award winner follows 10 yea-old Caitlin as she deals with the aftermath of her brother’s death.
  When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead

Winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal, this novel follows Miranda and her best friend Sal as they grapple with being ‘latchkey’ kids, time travel and the sixth grade.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skoot

‘An extraodinary detective story in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world.”
  Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese

An epic novel tracing the diverging lives of twins born from the illicit union between an Indian nun and British doctor in Ethiopia in the 1950’s.
I’d Really Like to Eat a Child
Sylviane Domino & Dorothee de Monfreidi

A delightful picture book about Achilles the crocodile who is sick of his regular fare and would really like to eat a child.
    Children Make Terrible Pets
Peter Brown

Lucy the bear wants a new pet, a little boy named Squeaker. Once she brings him home to Mama Bear she finds out children make terrible pets.  



By Kiran Desai
*Winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction 2006

This stunning second novel from Desai (Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard) is set in mid-1980s India, on the cusp of the Nepalese movement for an independent state. Jemubhai Popatlal, a retired Cambridge-educated judge, lives in Kalimpong, at the foot of the Himalayas, with his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, and his cook. The makeshift family’s neighbors include a coterie of Anglophiles who might be savvy readers of V.S. Naipaul but who are, perhaps, less aware of how fragile their own social standing is – at least until a surge of unrest disturbs the region. Jemubhai, with his hunting rifles and English biscuits, becomes an obvious target. Besides threatening their very lives, the revolution also stymies the fledgling romance between 16-year-old Sai and her Nepalese tutor, Gyan. The cook’s son, Biju, meanwhile, lives miserably as an illegal alien in New York. All of these characters struggle with their cultural identity and the forces of modernization while trying to maintain their emotional connection to one another. In this alternately comical and contemplative novel, Desai deftly shuttles between first and third worlds, illuminating the pain of exile, the ambiguities of post-colonialism and the blinding desire for a ‘better life’ when one person’s wealth means another’s poverty.
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