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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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Book lovers heaven

If you are a book lover (who reads mandarin), you will need at least half a day here. The bookstore here spreads over 5 floors (I think) with a food court in the basement. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are a book lover (who reads mandarin), you will need at least half a day here. The bookstore here spreads over 5 floors (I think) with a food court in the basement. There is starbucks and one or two other small cafes to take a break from all that browsing. Basement level has also a section for children.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

A fantastic book shop with everything nature and type of books under one roof. One should always consider spending a whole day there just reading, browsing and enjoying the every single book that they offer. They have a pretty nice cafe there too. There are a decent selection of toddler's books there in both Chinese and English.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Taiwan's version of Kinokuniya. Lovely wide selection of books. Bookworms can spend an entire day here. Stocks a range of magazines too. A must visit for any bookworm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 2F, No.245 Tunhua South Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan
Phone Number: 02-27755977
Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei

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