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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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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 Outlet

Complete with lifestyle store, Starbucks, restaurants and huge selection of books. There's a Eslite Cafe and also wine place for chillax. But this outlet is not as cool as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lena Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Complete with lifestyle store, Starbucks, restaurants and huge selection of books. There's a Eslite Cafe and also wine place for chillax. But this outlet is not as cool as the one at Song Shan Creative Park where Eslite Spectrum is located and there's even a Eslite Hotel.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

This bookstore is 10 stories high and it sells every single related to book and some random cool things. It can be pricey but the items are rare and unique. Its like snorlax

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

It's a good place to kill a couple of hours in this place out of the summer heat. It's huge, with lots of books plus much more on the different floors. Son wanted to check this place out and was pleased, but he did not buy anything. I bought a couple of cooking books, not particularly cheap but interesting. I... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

My son was looking for a boom and we were told this was the best bookstore in Taipei. It was HUGE! We only went through 5 floors and we were stunned by how much they had. The magazine section had a fantastic selection of titles. I also noticed that they had used books tucked in among the new books, so... More 

Thank Jcook92
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Went there because of its reputation - open 24 hours. Its size is not as big as expected. If you're nearby, you can drop by and visit. Otherwise I would recommend you to visit the Xinyi branch, which is inside a shopping mall and more comfortable.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Such a good place to hang out. It is well organized, clean, quite and with variety of books. Just love this place!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Roy H
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

Thank stevefoo18
Lutry, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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