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Eslite BookstoreTunnan

2F, No.245 Tunhua South Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan
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Ranked #3 of 99 Shopping in Taipei
Type: Shops, Shopping
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Owner description: Bookworms need to make a pilgrimage here. Eslite is the largest bookstore in Taiwan and the Dunhua Rd location is open 24 hours a day, selling books in a multitude of languages from all around the world. After a long day, jet lagged travelers can rest their tired feet and curl up with a good book.

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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This bookstore is like a library. Table & chairs are provided. I saw a lot of people reading and doing research. The price is cheaper than my country. May go to have a visit if you want book.

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154 reviews 154 reviews
90 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Superb book store to meet your every needs. This is my umpteenth visit and still as enjoyable as the first visit

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San Francisco, California, USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very well known, well lit and managed bookstore, which attracts classy (yes, better looking) customers who linger for hours day and night. I tried their new food service (small deli) in the small cafe - not bad either. Lots of people sit around (and many on the floor) the store reading books. Good vibe for any tourist to get a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a 24 hour bookstore which all book lovers should visit in Taiwan. Beside Chinese books, they have a great variety of books and magazines in other languages, e.g English and Japanese. I can easily spend 3-4 hours browsing the books whenever I visit the store. Other than books, there are quite a few cafes and shops located at... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Love this so called 'book store' :) it have a lot of ranging books, mostly in mandarin....it also got food counter, toys counter, in upper floor..it keeps kids and adult busy in this cool place...consider that it have width place for reading, this place is cool..

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Forget nightclubs and pubs, this bookstore and it's teashop is a great place to go meet new people. Sit in the coffee shop looking lost with a map of Taipei and a georgeous looking person is sure to offer you travel advice:sit down with a book on art, cooking or gardening, and lo and behold, in minutes you will meet... More

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103 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The Eslite bookstore mainly sells books in Chinese languages, however they also have plenty of illustration books, magazines, comics. I spent quite a bit of time browsing through a few books that teach you how to draw and colour different flowers. It was an interesting book. This is also a good place if you want to get books about learning... More

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19 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This bookshop isn't very big but you will feel very serene here. I have been to larger bookshops but I just like this place so much. It wasn't very crowded here so I could actually find my books easily. Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Recommended.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Spend hours going through all the sections, it was a lovely day out. You sit down, have a coffee and just dive in the sea of books!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I always pay a visit to the bookstore whenever traveling. Went to Eslite bookstore this afternoon. I could say thousands books there, looks good, fancy color, tempted to read, however they're all in Chinese language. So little book for foreigner. Nothing to buy here for non Chinese. International book writer and best seller can find anywhere. What I'm looking for... More

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