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Eslite BookstoreTunnan

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Address: 2F, No.245 Tunhua South Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-27755977
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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.
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24 hour bookstore with nice cafe

A great place to catch up with some reading any time of day. When tired there is a cafe that serves coffee,tea and alcohol. Lots of friendly staff that will help you locate books... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A great place to catch up with some reading any time of day. When tired there is a cafe that serves coffee,tea and alcohol. Lots of friendly staff that will help you locate books and unwrap them for your reading convenience.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Love this place, you can read and buy books anytime even midnight. You still can see plenty of people there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

While most people went to parties on a Friday night, it's good to find some comfort in the Eslite bookstore in Dunhua . Note that Eslite is a popular chain in Taipei, so expect that there are other branches (some have book shops, while the rest are plain department stores). Now it is comforting that the Dunhua branch is open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There are many places available around the clock in Taipei other than the MacDonald's and 7-11 cv stores. This bookstore is still so far my favorite spot to remaind current about the publications in English and Chinese. Comfortable, easy and quiet ambience and one cafe on the 2nd floor which normally operates from 7:15am to 2:00am next day is a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had some time to kill when waiting for colleagues of ours at this location and almost forgot our appointment! Nice selection of books, periodicals and gifts on pretty much every subject matter. The dining area is a good way to relax also. Ambiance is great. A must see stop away from the "tourist traps"

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Open 24 hours which means u can visit any time u wanna. Personally, I am not big fan of this place since too many tourists to have a look and a bit noisy. But fairly speaking, they have good selection of books either in Chinese or English and have lots of specialized book which is worthy to dig some nice... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is the biggest bookstore in the Taiwan and is open 24hours. so you can go there to kick back and relax with a book in one of the many arm chairs or couches. nobody bothers you. its perfect. the staff is super helpful and will go out of their way to help and their selection is simply mindblowing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Big book shop opens on 24 hours basis. Very helpful staff. Will help you to find the books you want in their book titles data base. Spacious area for customers to sit around and read. Very quiet and relaxing reading enviroument. It looks like a library. You can spend hours there. Then go and fill your stomach with the many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Open all day long. People there are very helpful and dedicated to their work, they will find you what you are looking for with politeness and speediness. Look no further and go there.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The opening time is 24 hours. You can find numerous books there. I admired that customers sit freely to read books. This creates the fantastic readinimg environment.

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