A lending library with over 10,000 English-language books. A weekly slate of events, from poetry readings to wine tastings to quizzes to movie screenings. A full food menu. A superb single malt collection. An annual two-week literary festival featuring authors from China and abroad. "Something for everyone" sounds cliché, but it's accurate when it comes to The Bookworm. With its three large rooms, high ceilings and rooftop garden, The Bookworm is a place to read and to meet, to drink and to eat. Those new to Beijing can catch an event (see the listings on The Bookworm website), chat with other patrons, and browse through the large collection of used books about China or buy new ones. This is also a good starting point for exploring the Sanlitun area.