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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

The Enchantress of Florence

Salman Rushdie
The Rest is Noise

Alex Ross
Out of Mao’s Shadow

Philip Pan
Beijing Portrait of a City

Compiled by Alexandra Pearson and Lucy Cavender
The Age of the Warrior

Robert Fisk
The Hakawati

Rabih Alameddine

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.
Empress Orchid

Anchee Min

Malcolm Gladwell
The Jane Austen Book Club

Karen Joy Fowler
Reading Lolita in Tehran

Azar Nafisi

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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Jeffrey Eugenides

A superbly written story about the Greek family’s adaption to America and some gloomy secrets resulting in a terribly confused daughter that wants to be a son…
The Lost Horizon
James Hilton

This is the ultimate Tibet novel about the Shangri-La everyone wants to find for him or herself. Those who cannot feel the magic of this book must have serious problems…
A Prayer for Owen Meany
John Irving

A classic tale of a miraculous person. Read it and you have the feeling as if you would know him by heart.
Snow Falling on Cedars
David Guterson

An intelligent piece about recent US history and a masterpiece about inter-cultural feelings and its limitations.
Anita Shreive

A tragic love story that plays in a time when women did not really have a chance to live as they liked.



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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Bring Us Your Old Books

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Got too many books to fit on your bookshelves? At The Bookworm, we’re only too delighted to take them off your hands. Just drop them in at any time.

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