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Eslite Bookstore Tunnan

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Address: 2F, No.245 Tunhua South Road, Section 1, Taipei 106, Taiwan
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Phone Number: 02-27755977
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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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10 floors bookstore. Really amazing . never been in such a big bookstore. They have the most amazing designs in there

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2016
Roy H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

10 floors bookstore. Really amazing . never been in such a big bookstore. They have the most amazing designs in there

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

One very good point of this bookstore is open 24 hours. There are a good range of different subjects of books or magazines to choose. Apart from books published in Taiwan, there are also foreign languages books available. Prices are reasonable and there is sales tax rebate for foreigners for purchases over NT 3,000. The staff are very polite and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Two sample books of the same book, none for purchase, was told those are 'the last two ...but not for purchase, we can contact another store and if you have time you can go there' ...ok thanks for nothing, but besides books their magazines are wonderfully overpriced, no thanks.

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Lutry, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

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 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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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.

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Klang, Malaysia
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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.

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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

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Singapore, Singapore
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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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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 

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Kelantan, Malaysia
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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.

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