Thanks to the continued success of The Bookworm’s busy event programme, we’re making some changes to the way we run our events.

Although we’ve always been reluctant to charge an entry fee for book talks, it’s become evident that there’s really no other way to manage demand, and to guarantee that if there’s a particular speaker that you absolutely have to hear, we can confidently guarantee you a seat.

So, from July 1st 2008, you’ll need a ticket to attend events at The Bookworm. Tickets for all events will be 20RMB for Bookworm members, and 30RMB for nonmembers, and will include a glass of wine, a beer, or a soft drink. Tickets for events will be available one week before each event. For example, a ticket for an event on Tuesday 22nd July will be available from Tuesday 15th July onwards.

If you don’t have a ticket for an event, you won’t get a seat.Tickets are available at The Bookworm.We will not take reservations for tickets.

Obviously some events will be more popular than others, and so the tickets will run out more quickly. This means that in some cases, tickets will be available on the door on the evening of the event, in other cases they won’t. We’d like to ask you to use your own judgement as to when you think you’ll need to come and buy a ticket. Our website will always carry as up to date information as possible on the status of ticket sales for each event.

Where possible, for heavily oversubscribed events, we’ll broadcast talks over the PA system to other parts of the shop. There will be no charge to listen to the talks this way.

We hope this will alleviate some of the frustrations you might recently have experienced in finding you’re unable to see the talks you want. We’re making these changes in accordance with the feedback we’ve received from you, our audiences, and hope the new system will be a change for the better.

Please click here for details of how to become a member of The Bookworm.

The Bookworm Team

Please mail [email protected] with any further questions.