full library catalogue will not be online for some time
yet. Below is a rough outline of the categories of books
to give you an idea of what we have in stock.
Very young to young adult on low shelves that invite
chaos for little readers!
Fiction by Chinese authors translated into English,
plus fiction set in China by foreign authors, Chinese
history, politics, and society, poetry and plays, books
on Chinese art and ceramics, travel tales in China.
In this section we cover classic wars – The American
Civil War by Ian Beckett, Ancient civilizations – Daily
Life of the Aztecs by Jacques Soustelle, intellectually
stimulating – Light from the Ancient Past, The Archeological
Background of the Hebrew-Christian Religion, to more
recent goings on, Love and Death in Katmandu – A Strange
Tale of Royal Murder by Amy Willesee.
Collections include; The Second World War, by Winston
Churchill, The Cambridge Modern History, and the Dupuy
Military History collection.
Some from our selection include: Living History, by
Hillary Rodham Clinton, My Life by Richard Wagner, Charles
Chaplin – My Autobiography, Einstein – The Life and
Times by Clark. Other people covered include; Marilyn
Monroe, Sir Francis Drake, Winston Churchill, Deng Xiaoping
and Margaret Thatcher, Philip Larkin, Elvis and Charles
We have the complete shelves of biographies and autobiographies,
so something to suit everyone.
historians, composers and musicians, stars and characters
in society, business people, explorers, writers
Our current affairs shelves also house our "not
quite sure where else to put them" books, and the
result is a wonderful collection of the strange and
the mysterious as well as current goings on. They include:
An Embarrassment of Tyrannies, ed. By W. L. Webb and
Rose Bell, WorldHunder 12 Myths by Frances Moore Lappe,
65 Tales of the Supernatural, Fermat’s Enigma by Simon
Singh and Intelligent Design by William A. Dembski.
On the Philosophy shelves you will find many of the
classic thinkers including – Plato, Aristotle, Descartes,
Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1,2 and 3, also Francis Bacon’s
The Anatomy of an Enigma. More substantial reading required?
Perhaps try J Stalin’s Problems of Leninism. The thoughts
of Laozi and introductions to Asian philosophy can also
be found here.
Books for beach-readers and literary snobs alike. This
is our fastest growing section – literally!
What do you fancy – mystery, romance, gripping thrillers,
classics, modern classics, arty literature, foreign
authors…? You really must come and see for yourselves,
we have about 10,000 books of fiction.
Travel tales, tips for travelers, and picture books,
plus Lonely Planet and other guidebooks for over 20
Shakespeare’s Complete works, the poems of Philip Larkin
and Tom Gunn, Victorian Female Poets, American Modern
Plays, Complete works of T.S. Eliot, Gogol and Steve
Martin, Ted Hughes and Dylan Thomas, Brecht, Strinberg,
John Arden, Bond, Homer’s Iliad, Virgil’s The Aeneid,
war poets such as Wilfred Own and many more.
Maternity, personal development, nutrition and dieting.
Leadership strategies, modern business concepts of Jack
Welch and Dilbert, company success tales, HR and training,
recruitment, making money work for you. The list is
extensive and broad in subjects.
A growing selection titles in German, French,
Italian, Dutch and Russian.
A mixture of coffee table books, art criticism, and
art history, including many titles from the Thames and
Hudson "World of Art" series
History of music, composers and their works, world music,
modern musicians and their lives. From Mozart to Bird,
Haydn to Shostokovich, and the history of a variety
of musical types including Kobbes’ Guide to Opera and
the story of Gilbert and Sullivan.
The Guinness Book of Records, Fishing Australia, Roads
to Xanadu, Curiosities of the Plant Kingdom… National
Geographic picture books of different countries, art
books, and a huge collection of general interest books
to browse through while enjoying a coffee.
A large selection of the ever-popular Granta books of
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other tools necessary
to complete crosswords and win arguments!
Copies of the National Geographic dating right back
to the 1960’s, plus a continuous stream of weekly magazines
kindly donated by members including: The Week, The Economist,
The New Yorker, and many, many more. For the full selection,
make sure to visit the Bookworm bathrooms.
Library Membership Fees:
- Individual 1 year 300rmb
- Individual 1/2 year 200rmb
- Family Membership 500rmb
- Individual 1 year 250rmb
- Individual 1/2 year 150rmb
- Family membership 500rmb
Books for Sale
We are building our stock of books for sale, please feel free to browse and buy. The library books are not for sale.
Individual members may take two books for up to two weeks at a time, or six books for two weeks for family membership holders.
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