A bustling hive of literary activity, The Bookworm is forever expanding its book offering — at the last count, we were able to boast 16,112 titles on our library shelves. You can borrow them by becoming a Bookworm member (purchase your membership in person or online); our Lending Library page has more information.
In addition to our wide range of tomes, we host many regular community events, including movie nights, open mic, readings, and book talks. The Bookworm is also the go-to venue for visiting authors, as we are committed to being a platform for the positive exchange of ideas and free expression.
Our restaurant is well loved for its tasty menu, including Western and Chinese food, appetizers and desserts. Also on tap are craft beers, and on the shelves are some of the finest whiskies in town.
It’s easy to see why The Bookworm is such a hit among Beijingers; where else can you while away the hours savouring fabulous fare, browsing thousands of books, sipping good espresso, being regaled by eminent authors, catching up with friends over your favourite tipple, or simply just checking your emails? The spacious, interconnecting rooms with floor-to-ceiling books on every wall are light and airy in the summer, cosy and snug in winter. And the roof terrace is perfect for yard-arm cocktails.
Book lovers, old China hands, newcomers, students and business travelers alike unite at The Bookworm. Our coffee’s always freshly ground, our chocolate cake voluptuous and our staff delightful.