We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eslite BookstoreTunnan

#10 of 162 Shopping in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2F, No.245 Tunhua South Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-27755977
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

Bookworms need to make a pilgrimage here. Eslite is the largest bookstore...

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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$112*
and up
Private Tour: Shidu Nature Park Day Trip From Beijing
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 104 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
One could stay here for hours!

The bookstore is very nice. Lots of books and magazines. It is easily accessible from Zhongxiao Dunhua MRT station. Just exit through Exit 6 and walk straight till you come to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
LiewSL
,
Lutry, Switzerland

Similar Things to Do in Taipei

Add Photo Write a Review

104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Lutry, Switzerland
Level Contributor
63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bookstore is very nice. Lots of books and magazines. It is easily accessible from Zhongxiao Dunhua MRT station. Just exit through Exit 6 and walk straight till you come to the building housing this fantastic bookstore. Being open 24-hours, it is easy to fit in a visit in the mornings or late at night after one has finished travelling... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank LiewSL
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level Contributor
393 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We were here by Dec 2015. I have been 诚品 for few times at different branch and I think this is the biggest shop. Everyone just siting as they like as long as they don't block the way. Many different kind of book. We spent 2hours here. There is a cafe beside it.

Helpful?
2 Thank hweeing
Klang, Malaysia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

A wide variety of books, good environment(24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Taipei people seem don't need to sleep.

Helpful?
2 Thank edck2014
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Interesting bookstore to visit if you have spare time or if it rains in Taipei and you have nowhere else to go

Helpful?
Thank lukesmary
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Like to visit the Eslite bookstores as there are a great variety of books. At Dunnan branch, it's main store is 24/7 operated with a cafe which serves decent cappuccino, pastries and yummy breakfast - just a good place when your friends are shopping for books and you want to take a rest. There are also stationary and gift sold... More 

Helpful?
Thank YuGlenda
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Before going into detail, as I've only been to Kinokuniya for big bookstores, I can only compare with Kinokuniya. Pros: Books there are cheaper than Kinokuniya's. It allows readers to sit down comfortably to read through the book; they even have tables and chairs in the Chinese history section. Lovely quiet environment. Cons: Some categories of books dont have much... More 

Helpful?
Thank AnnalieseL819
Kelantan, Malaysia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Convenient as it is 24 hours bookstore. Quiet and calm for reading books and convenient for business traveller like me as normally I end my business meeting late after 9pm.

Helpful?
Thank WanChew82
Singapore
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

It is such a huge store I can get lost in it. For a bookworm like me, this is heaven because it is open 24 hours! There is even a corner with table and chairs for you to read the books, very much like the old Borders before it was revamped.

Helpful?
Thank AmberZhang
Xiamen, China
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This store is amazing, many many books and magazines. Lovely place for people who enjoy reading and relaxing. Books aren't too expensive either.

Helpful?
Thank ai l
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
105 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

CNN has just published a couple of days ago that this bookstore was rated in the second position in its recent World Coolest Bookstore. This bookstore in DunHua South Road in Taipei was on my must-do itinerary in my Taiwan trip. It is easily accessible via Zhongxiao Fuxing and Zhongxiao Dunhua MRT station. It is amazing that it opens 24... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank cks1970

Travelers who viewed Eslite BookstoreTunnan also viewed

 

Been to Eslite BookstoreTunnan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Eslite BookstoreTunnan and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
2 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Eslite BookstoreTunnan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?