What’s New

The Bookworm Chengdu is open for business!

Check www.chengdubookworm.com for information. Plus, keep checking www.chinbookworm.com for more details of our Suzhou premises, set to open in September 2007!


Calling all hoarders – Book Amnesty!

Feeling guilty about the growing pile of books under your bed?? We KNOW there are overdue books out there… Fulfill at least ten responsibility/clean up/organisational new year’s resolutions at once by returning your overdue library titles now. And while you’re at it, does your membership need renewing? Renew your membership, and buy one for a friend at the same time, and receive a free Bookworm t-shirt!


New Tapas and Set Menu announced!

Have you had the chance to sample the delights of The Bookworm menu yet? Join us for a leisurely lunch, an afternoon snack, or a sumptuous evening meal for just 98RMB, including a starter, main course and soft drink or glass of wine. Treats include Boneless chicken leg stuffed with mushroom, Fillet of Redsnapper garnished with Organic Vegetables, and a delicious Beef Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce, served with luxurious steamed asparagus.

We’ve also recently launched a new tapas menu which you absolutely have to sample. Try our sumptuous Mediterranean Olive Tapenade, or perhaps the winning combo of Avocado, Tuna and Walnut Guacamole?


Many more books in the Library
Make sure to drop in regularly because The Bookworm’s buying partner in the States continues to supply new non-fiction titles. Our fiction section meanwhile is growing by the day through kind donations from members and people leaving China. We now have 25,000 titles across our three locations!

New Books for Sale
The Bookworm is building relationships with overseas publishers to grow our catalogue of new books for sale.

For Sinophiles, we have new stocks of our all-time best-selling books Mr China by Tim Clissold (120RMB) and The Chinese (170RMB) by Jasper Becker. We also have a brand new batch of the much-requested China Shakes the World (195RMB), by James Kynge, as well as a fabulous range of fiction from Chinese authors and from those further afield using China as their subject matter.

Our range of general fiction continues to grow exponentially, and we’re now proud to feature literature from authors as diverse and distinguished as Rushdie, Garcia Marquez, Kafka, Atwood, Murakami, Zadie and Ali Smith, and Orhan Pamuk.

Travel Books

Check out our great selection of travel titles in the bookshop too, where we have guides from some of the biggest names in travel publishing – Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and Time Out. We also have specialist titles from Asia based travel companies such as Luxe City Guides and the wonderful Odyssey Publications. If you’re planning a trip, come down and have a browse today.

The Bookworm Happenings
Our programme of speakers and events just keeps on growing and growing. Check the Happenings page for details of literary goings on for the month ahead.


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                                      For sale

James Kynge

China Shakes the World


Laurie Underwood

China CEO


Peter Hessler

Oracle Bones




Haruki Murakami

Kafka On the Shore



Geraldine Brooks


*Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


Yiyun LI

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers


Merina Lewycka

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian






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