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The BookWrom

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

At The Bookworm, we’re serious about literature. The resources room is entirely dedicated to helping you find whatever you need on all things literary. We add to it constantly and encourage you to send us other links you find useful.


Tea Obreht awarded the 2011 Orange Prize
Tea Obrecht became the youngest winner of the Orange Prize, awarded for her debut novel The Tiger’s Wife.

The New Yorker Summer Fiction Issue Out Now
One of our favourite issues from one of our favourite magazines. Check out fiction pieces from Tea Obreht, Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Aleksander Hemon and more.

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
Have some time on your hands? Dive into some of the best long form writing on the internet, courtesy of Mrk Armstrong of

Literary Links

Cultural and Literary Organisations:
– Asia Pacific Writing Partnership
– Quarterly literary review of new Pan-Asian writing
– Annual prize for Asian fiction
– British organisation
– Scottish arts funding and development body
– American resource on Chinese literature
– Chinese literary organisation
– Worldwide organisation dedicated to freedom of spe
– Online magazine of international literature;/AsianstudiesDept/china-lit.html
– Chinese literary resources
– A network of Chinese writers and translators

China Internet Blogs and Resources in English:
– Shanghai based marketing and media monitoring site
– Online version of the monthly listings magazines
– Online version of the monthly listings magazine
– Shanghaiist
– China blog
– Media and advertising in China

Information for Press

Looking for a Bookworm speaker, or details of our event programmes? Please contact us here with all media enquiries.

Information For Prospective Speakers and Performers

If you are interested in talking or performing at The Bookworm, we’d love to hear from you, Click here to email us your short introduction as follows.

We invite you to supply us with a summary of your talk or programme, ideally accompanied by a sample copy of your book. Timing is crucial in order for us to arrange your event, order book stock, and to successfully market your event. We generally prepare schedules at least 6 weeks ahead of each event, so make sure you contact us well in advance.

All our events are tailored to the specific topic at hand. However, as a general guide, talks begin at 7.30pm in the evening, and last around an hour. We advise speakers to present for around 40 minutes, leaving 20 minutes for our (extremely astute) audiences to ask questions. We invite all our visiting authors to participate in book signings following each event.

Events held at The Bookworm at no charge to the speaker are those which we have deemed to be directly in line with the tastes and interests of our community. From time to time we host events outside of our core focus. Where those talks have a commercial aspect, we need to let our customers know, and brand the talks appropriately. If your event is of a commercial nature, please expect a hire fee accordingly. We are committed to never spamming our audiences!

The Bookworm Writers’ Residency Programme

Every year we invite writers from around the world to participate in our Writers’ Residency Programmes. Based in either, or all of, Beijing, Chengdu and Suzhou, resident writers are invited to devise projects engaging with China, be it on a cultural, historical or environmental basis. We invite proposals from writers from all walks of life, but preference is given to those able to demonstrate a direct benefit to The Bookworm community in whichever location they are based. Please see our Chengdu site for details of our 2008 resident writer, James Stuart, whose visit to The Bookworm was made possible with the support of Asialink Australia.

Employment / Volunteers / Internship Opportunities

There are lots of ways to become involved with The Bookworm, whether as an employee, an intern or a volunteer. We are currently hiring PART TIME EVENT STAFF to manage front of house, ushering, and talent liaison, and to facilitate the smooth running of our busy events programme. For more details please mail Kadi Hughes, kadi at chinabookworm dot com indicating your relevant experience and suitability for the position. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Bookworm