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The Bookworm Suzhou

A bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and events space, as well as one of the most influential cultural centers in the great city of Suzhou.
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Our Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 7 8pm Matt Thackray - Live and Unplugged (Saturday 7th February 8-11)

Matt Thackray is performing live at the Bookworm this Saturday night! Matt's original songs draw on his experience of living in two very different places and combine his talent for story telling with strong melodies and a warm acoustic vibe. Catch his set from 8-11pm.

Saturday, November 8 21:00 The Beat Appreciation Society LIVE

Suzhou legends TBAS play the Bookworm Saturday!

Wednesday, May 13 20:30 Open Mic Night

The oldest running and most influential Open Mic in Suzhou. Come just to listen or to try your luck at the mic! Click for more info.

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News

Matt Thackray – Live and Unplugged (Saturday 7th February 8-11pm)

  Aussie Matt Thackray is a well-known singer-songwriter on the Suzhou music scene. Hailing from Sydney, Matt released his first EP ‘Never Know’ in 2013, and is about to release his second EP ‘There’s A Light’ in March. Matt’s songs draw on his experience of living in two very different places and combine his talent […]

Smart Air Workshop – Tuesday 27th January 8pm-9.30pm

With China choking under unprecedented levels of pollution, the air we breathe is a topic of growing concern. Smart Air will be hosting a DIY workshop at the Bookworm on 27 January to discuss the problem and offer a solution for keeping your home healthy!The workshop will include a presentation about air pollution and the […]

Fay Donovan Live – Saturday 24th January 9pm

  Fay Donovan will be appearing live at the Bookworm this Saturday night!¬†Fay hails from Kent, on the outskirts of London. She plays an eclectic range of styles and, having spent her summers busking and hitchhiking around Ireland, is also well versed in the folk songs of her forefathers. Her authentic renditions will bring to […]

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Books on China

Midnight in Peking

Midnight in Peking

Paul French

Country Driving

Country Driving

Peter Hessler

About The Bookworm

About The Bookworm

The Bookworm is a bookshop, library, bar, restaurant and events space, now with five locations in three cities - Beijing, Suzhou and Chengdu.

The Bookworm is forever expanding its book offering - at the last count, we were able to boast 16,112 titles on our library shelves. Our bookshop offers a wide range of sometimes surprising tomes, and our talks continue to beguile our audiences. Find more details about us, and how to contact us, here.


Chicken Caesar Wrap

Fresh out on the new menu this summer we will be serving wraps with our own homemade spinach tortillas!

Food & Beverage

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