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The Bookworm is one of the stalwarts of Beijing because of it’s ability to consistently provide a great space to work during the day and host a wide range of popular public events from storytelling, live music, comedy shows and of course their annual literary festival. So much more than just a bookshop or a library, the Bookworm serves as a welcome community space that lends itself as a creative platform and after over 10 years, it still stands strong as one of Beijing’s most beloved places to hang out, read a book and believe it or not, this is also a hot spot for people to meet and mingle. What’s more romantic than being surrounded by thousands of books and that soft red hue from their signature hanging lanterns?
While their menu was already pretty standard with a range of straight-forward basic salads, soups, pasta and sandwiches designed to satisfy your cravings while you’re working away. I was pretty stoked when the Hatchery team hosted a winter pop-up at The Bookworm serving their newly launched Soul Bowls menu and now The Bookworm has taken their own initiative to step up their own food game. There are new kids on the block popping up to challenge it as a cafe everyday, but the Bookworm has undergone a food renaissance and is pushing back.
“The Bookworm continues to attract gastronomes and casual diners alike. Our no-nonsense menu is tasty and wholesome, freshly prepared to your liking by our team of expert chefs. Reading is thirsty work and we don’t want you getting parched among the parchments. The Bookworm bar staff are on hand to proffer your desired elixir as you continue turning the pages.” - The Bookworm
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Suns Out! Beijing Flea Market Takes Over The Bookworm this Sat from 12-5PM
Back again with more craft goods, hand-drawn art, fashion pieces and accessories, gorgeous jewelry and tasty bites, Thrift is back at The Bookworm for another Beijing Flea Market this Saturday, April 2nd from 12PM-5PM.
With over 30 unique vendors showcasing their products, they will be rejoicing the long-awaited arrival of Spring with half of the vendors taking over their sunny rooftop deck!
“Come join the fun on the Bookworm’s rooftop terrace for a handmade market featuring a mix of independent designers and familiar faces. Indulge in drink specials all afternoon!” – The Bookworm
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It’s shocking to realize that March is already upon us when it feels like it was just Christmas yesterday but I guess that’s the norm when we spend most of Beijing’s cold winter months bundled up indoors. But this March isn’t just the start of warmer weather, it’s the return of the Beijing I’ve grown to adore, a dynamic city full of non-stop events that keeps us on our toes and wanting more.
This year not only marks my 10 year Chinaversary but it will also be the 10th year celebration of The Bookworm’s Annual Literary Festival (BLF), which continues to stand strong as one of the most anticipated events of the year. Organized by one of Beijing’s most beloved community centers, The Bookworm not only serves as a bookshop but a reliable resource and platform for sharing ideas, open discussions and debates for the international community. Recently named one of “The Best Bookshops in the World” by Lonely Planet, The Bookworm fosters a welcoming and creative space and their annual literary festival is a perfect example to showcase what The Bookworm is all about.
“We believe in the power of literature, which challenges us to understand the world outside of ourselves. It introduces new perspectives and shifts paradigms. We’ve created BLF to be a forum for thought and dialogue – fundamentals of a progressive society. Literature is an ongoing, live, global discussion, and BLF is proud to be part of it.” – The Bookworm
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Don’t Miss 2016′s First Beijing Flea Market at The Bookworm!
The very first Beijing Flea Market of 2016, Thrift and The Bookworm are back to host another market with more than 25 local vendors on deck proudly showcasing their very own handmade products, craft goods and affordable clothing and accessories!
While it’s still a too cold to host this fayre on The Bookworm’s rooftop deck, they’ll making room throughout their indoor space for everyone to swing by for some tasty beverages and the rare opportunity to swoop up some awesome products that can only be discovered in this kind of uniquely curated platform.
In addition to scoring some great finds, The Bookworm has a bunch of 2nd hand books for sale. For anyone also wanting to unload a bunch of unwanted clothing, bring them to this flea market!
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Comedian Ruben Paul Returns to Beijing with Kung Fu Komedy
Ruben Paul’s performance in Beijing in 2014 had me laughing until my stomach hurt. His recollections of childhood scenarios growing up in California trying to fit in were easy to relate to, but his stories about his Haitian parents still stick out in my mind as some of the funniest skits I’ve ever seen.
A fellow Californian, Ruben was born in one of the most diverse cities – Carson and lucky for all of us, he was given the gift of storytelling and the ability to relate to anyone no matter where you are from.
“I grew up in an all black neighborhood, went to an all Mexican high school, went to an all “white” church and shopped at a lot of Asian stores,” he quips. Being the youngest child of Immigrant Parents from Haiti, but the only one born in America, gives him a very interesting perspective on life. That upbringing is the foundation of Ruben’s universal appeal.”
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Locura de Navidad: The Return of Buena Onda Pop-Up!
I could never have too much mulled wine and spiced cider. For me, it’s one of the best treats of the holiday season, just after honey-glazed ham and presents piled under the Christmas tree.
But it’s nice to mix things up every now and again and the team behind Buena Onda and Soul Bowls Pop-Up concepts (currently based out of The Bookworm in south Sanlitun) are bringing back the beloved Buena Onda pisco and ceviche concept for one night only – this Friday, December 18th!
“Nothing screams Christmas spirit like Pisco, so we’ve decided to throw an impromptu Christmas fiesta filled with our Classic Ceviche, Causa de Salmon Tartar and Empanada de Carne with salsa de aji verde. Wash these down with some Pisco Sour’s, Sangria, Beer or Wine, and salsa the night away to our funky latino beats.” – James Johnson, partner of Buena Onda & Soul Bowls
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