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Calling all book lovers! The Bookworm is the Beijing reader’s paradise, a bookshop-cum-lending library that’s stocked floor-to-ceiling with the city’s most extensive selection of English-language books and papers. Add the on-site restaurant, bar, and utterly charming rooftop terrace and you’ve got the centre of the literary universe, situated smack dab in the middle of happening hub Sanlitun.
Popular among visitors and locals alike, The Bookworm is a one-stop-shop perfect for escaping the hurly-burly of the city, whether you want to hide away in a library nook with a book and a coffee, or get involved with one of the diverse weekly events that are hosted within the space.
From writer’s conferences to book dialogues, and whisky-tasting happy hours to second-hand book sales, the happenings at The Bookworm are dynamic and varied. So too is the book selection, which encompasses everything from Swedish crime thrillers to design coffee table tomes to an exhaustive collection of translated Chinese books. However, if you can’t find what you’re looking for,
The Bookworm staffers are ready to hunt down the title you’re after, no matter how rare or elusive. Swing by this Monday for the weekly pub quiz and a pint of home-brewed ale from Beijing’s own Slow Boat Brewery, or bring the tots on Sunday afternoon for story time!