The Bookworm 书虫书吧

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Average: 3.4 (38 votes)

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This sleek lending library and bookshop has the best selection of English language books and magazines in town and is often cheaper than Amazon et al. The bibliophile manager arranges a fabulous lecture series that features both local and international authors. Other draw cards include the rooftop terrace, comfy couches and a kitchen that serves European fare. Quiz night every Monday at 7.30pm.

Location 

Sanlitun
三里屯
Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu
Chaoyang District
朝阳区
工体北路4号院
50-80 per person
Daily 9am-2am
6586 9507
Yes
No Smoking Sections
All chinese and foreign credit cards

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Don't understand the hype

Joined: Jul 19, 2016
Posts: 2
Review of The Bookworm
2

Went here today with my husband and was pretty underwhelmed.

Don't really understand the hype over a cafe in a bookstore especially since the service/food is mediocre. Book selection is pretty poor too so you may as well stick to amazon.

Staff are NOT happy to serve

Joined: Jul 30, 2007
Posts: 54
Review of The Bookworm
2

I attend events every now and then at The Bookworm. But every single time, the staff there, especially the guys behind the bar, are always either glum-looking, or not happy to serve. It's sad as this place is an institution. So I do my best to stay away from it as much as I can.

Also, last night there was cockroach roaming the bar. Ugh...

A visit every few months

Joined: Jun 13, 2015
Posts: 2
Review of The Bookworm
5

When you need to buy some book or simply window shop some recent books or browse through the library of books you have there this place is a refreshing change. Sometimes they invite authors and if your email is listed with them you would be invited for a 50 yuan admission fee perhaps to listen to them. The coffee is average but you could meet some interesting people there. A must for me every few weeks or months.

Come for the Show, Leave for the Staff

Joined: Sep 16, 2013
Posts: 13
Review of The Bookworm
1

Recently went to a Ji Wei Gu Zhong performance and it was spectacular.

However, the main bartender and his minions are evil to the core. Not sure if this is a foreigner thing as they seemed plenty friendly when I watched them interacting with the Chinese patrons.

Either way, come for the show, leave for the staff.

Have to give 1-star as no one should be subjected to such blunt hostility.