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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 3 weeks ago
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
(Almost) a Taipei icon

Eslite is an institution in Taipei, and this bookstore is probably the largest branch in Taipei... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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No.11 Songgao Road, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 8789 3388
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 9 January 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
2  Thank paulynyyy
Reviewed 24 December 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
Thank Ariane L
Reviewed 13 December 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 11 December 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 7 November 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 1 November 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 19 September 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
1  Thank cherishme
Reviewed 17 September 2018

It was conveniently located nearby 101 however I was expecting that it opens 24 hours but it is not. A lot of stuff to buy though, like food... cutlery... books... CD... even pet food.

Date of experience: September 2018
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edward t
5 December 2015|
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.
Ann R
23 August 2015|
Response from jenjenrossco | Reviewed this property |
I am a customer, not Eslite, perhaps you need to contact them directly?