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Great book store

This is a department store that focuses mainly on books. A fantastic selection for all ages. Good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Travelling_diner3
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Melbourne, Australia
Enormous bookshop has something for everyone

Eslite has an enormous range of Chinese books, but it also has a good range of English books. You... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2019
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a department store that focuses mainly on books. A fantastic selection for all ages. Good place especially if you are looking for Chinese Children's books. Can be good on a rainy day to kill off a few hours

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

Eslite has an enormous range of Chinese books, but it also has a good range of English books. You can spend hours browsing and reading, no-one bothers you. There's also a gourmet food store nearby. Eslite always seem to be busy. A large book of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Eslite is an institution in Taipei, and this bookstore is probably the largest branch in Taipei... something for every taste and all ages. The Eslite concept store (of which there are now also branches in Hong Kong) offers much more than just books. Decoration of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

This Xinyi District bookstore is Taiwan's largest bookstore. We were there on a Saturday, hence lots of shoppers but once in the bookstore, it wasn't so claustraphobic. I've managed to grab a table at Eslite Cafe and ordered tea special (with alcohol in it) -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

I never go to a country without a visiting a bookstore, and this one did not disappoint! Classy, tastefully decorated with several levels of goodies, not just books! There are comfortable reading areas and most, if not all, books have a sample you can read....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

This place is literally an emporium of books and everything else, certainly a good place to kill time and be intrigued by the interesting offering. The avid bookworms will love this books wonderland where it offers publications in Chinese, English and other languages. There’s also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I never expected this much from a bookstore! it is beyond a book store, it's a lifestyle store. the shopping center adjacent to the store has a lot of great restaurants as well. it's a perfect place to spend a leisure day in Taipei!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Yan L
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Very good bookstore. We bought chinese flash cards and picture/play books for our little one. An added bonus is to get on the elevator. you will get a nice view of Taipei 101 from there.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

This is supposedly the largest bookstore in the whole of Asia, according to a review I read. It spans 6 stories. The problem for me is that it is trying to be everything to everyone. There's nothing unique about the store. Other than books and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikek001
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

The store only opens at 11am but a few people were already waiting outside at 10.45am for it to open... We didn’t know the opening hours and lucky only waited for about 15mins. The store itself is huge and extremely quiet... lots and lots of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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edward t
December 5, 2015|
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Response from belobregovic2 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry mate, I am back in Germany, and I am not port of Eslite staff - just a book addict.
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Ann R
August 23, 2015|
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Response from jenjenrossco | Reviewed this property |
I am a customer, not Eslite, perhaps you need to contact them directly?
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