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A gem of a bookstore...

Planning for my first trip to Taipei, I decided to find four Eslite bookstores within Taipei and... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Noel M
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The First 24hr Bookstore in Taiwan Remains the Number One Bookstore on the Island

More than a decade ago, Eslite Bookstore Dunhua became the 7-11 of Bookstores, opening for 24 hours... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Yilan, Taiwan
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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...more
2F, No.245, Sec.1, Tunhua South Road, Da'an Dist, Taipei 106, Taiwan
+886 2 2775 5977
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 30, 2013

To a South-east asian who do not have the luxury of big bookstores, It offers the latest trendy options and clothings, each of its branch has its own specialties and different from the other stores...one focused on paper-made stuff , some on wood furnitures, another...More

4  Thank Jay H
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

A nice looking bookstore but there a not many foreign books. The crew hardly speaks English, so assistance is not great.

3  Thank Rien_-_Nancy
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

I don’t know why people are making such a big deal about this place. It’s just a bookstore!!!! I don’t see anything special about it, a store , with books, some in English, lots in Chinese. We came looking for Crazy Rich Asians (the book)...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Planning for my first trip to Taipei, I decided to find four Eslite bookstores within Taipei and use each of these places as my starting point to navigate the surrounding areas from food trip to drinking spots to cloth shops and so on...each Eslite store...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

More than a decade ago, Eslite Bookstore Dunhua became the 7-11 of Bookstores, opening for 24 hours a day. Nowadays, despite most books being bought and sold online, the Eslite Dunhua Bookstore is still impressive with its books, shops, and just a relaxing atmosphere to...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We visited this bookstore in the morning hoping to browse the children’s section. Unfortunately, we did not realize that the department store sections including children’s books are not open until 11am. The bookstore is impressive and I wish I had more time to browse. For...More

1  Thank steve1118
Reviewed January 24, 2018

This bookstore is easily assessable by the metro. It is open 24 hours and the size of the store is huge. There are 5 floors and also the buildings have a few restaurants. There is a cafe inside the bookstore. The books are segregated into...More

3  Thank KYee C
Reviewed December 21, 2017

This 24 hours Eslite has almost everything a books lover could ask for. It covers 5 floors and has a few restaurants. The books are mainly Chinese books but there is also quite a good selection of English books. A good place to hang round...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

This bookstore is located within walking distance from my hotel. I like how there’s a reading area for shoppers to sit down comfortably to browse through the books before buying. A really nice ambient for buying not just books. There are apparels,bags and jewelleries at...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Books + 24 hours open! How could anyone not love this place? I wish there were more bookstores like this all over the world. Great collection of titles, people were genuinely interested in reading and not just hanging out and taking advantage of the space...More

1  Thank Muryan6
Reviewed July 25, 2017

24-hour bookstore...very cool idea. The thing is... most people are just there to read and...they are sitting on the steps, floor...anywhere, really. They either need to set up benches/chairs...or they need to tell people to stop sitting on the stairs and floor. Some kids were...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Most of the selection are in mandarin but you get a good collection of the latest offerings in English too. Best part is when you're done with all that night markets you can just head on over and satisfying the bookworm in you for it...More

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November 30, 2015|
Response from thatgirlher | Reviewed this property |
It is the 'Taipei 101' mrt station and a 15 minute walk from there. As you leave the mrt station check the map. My advice would be head for the building that has a massive clock on top of it. Worth the journey :)