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Interesting bookstore with lots of different things to buy.. not only books

It was conveniently located nearby 101 however I was expecting that it opens 24 hours but it is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Angelina L
Hong Kong, China
Most interesting bookshop experience ever

Eslite is technically a bookstore but sells so much more than that. There are a couple of branches... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
via mobile
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No.11 Songgao Road, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 8789 3388
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Evelyn H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Angelina L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I heard a lot about this place and it was so well reviewed, but I was extremely disappointed. I thought it would be a really good activity to take my kids on a rainy day in Taipei. We were just visiting the city and it...More

Thank CrabisGOOD
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Eslite is technically a bookstore but sells so much more than that. There are a couple of branches but I highly recommend the Xinyi branch which is next to W Hotel and right in the heart of the shopping district near 101 Taipei Plaza. If...More

1  Thank NiccoleL2
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Eslite is famous in Taiwan for having 24-hour bookstores. This is an awesome extension of their good business - basically an entire mall with a few floors of bookstore as its anchor tenant. Love how the other stores like restaurants are nicely integrated within the...More

Thank maryyeo
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I have read about Xinyi store has a wider variety of items and true enough, the bookstore has items such as clothes, small household electronics, cafes, restaurants and of course lots of variety of books and stationery. A place worth visiting.

Thank Di D
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

There was a time when Eslite 24 hour bookshop at Xinyi was a blace where an english speaker could meet a fe.lower and chat while browsing a good selection od english language books. In the past few years, the selectoon of english language books have...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Our kids loved their arts and crafts workshop on the 5th floor which has a myriad different workshops featuring painting, clay, scrapbooking etc. for children. Cost NTD2000 per hour per child. They are given materials and guidance (and assistance for younger ones) to complete their...More

Thank Juicy73Kl
Reviewed 30 March 2018

If you are looking for any book in Taipei, remember to visit Eslite Bookstore's Xinyi Branch. If you have a one hour break in Taipei, remember to visit Eslite Bookstore's Xinyi Branch. If you want a cup of Starbucks in Taipei, remember to visit Eslite...More

2  Thank vajragururinpoche
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This place is more than a book store. We spent 5 hours here and still didn’t manage to finish browsing everything. The book section is extensive and has a nice calming atmosphere. Unlike overseas bookstores, they don’t mind you standing there and read through the...More

Thank Philip W
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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?