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Great for browsing

Spent a pleasant few hours on a. Dry rainy afternoon browsing the books and great design items in... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
via mobile
Ridiculous Retail Experience

This has to be one of the more impressive stores I've ever seen. Along with a decent... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
New York
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“english books”(12 reviews)
“book store”(9 reviews)
No.11 Songgao Road, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 8789 3388
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Eslite Mall is near Taipei City Hall station and is really worth a visit. I went twice! Go early at about 11.30 am. Take the Taipei metro to Taipei City Hall station. Then take the escalator at exit 2. Instead of getting out of the...More

14  Thank desserts_heart
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

If you're on an extended trip in Taipei or if you're living in Taipei for a while and love books, you'll probably enjoy this shop. I probably wouldn't have come here if my relatives didn't bring me here.

3  Thank Cassandra M
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a pleasant few hours on a. Dry rainy afternoon browsing the books and great design items in this store.

Thank Calliopehk
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Large bookstore that has a fair number of English books. We also happily found a pretty nice selection of magazines. Price is a little high but typical for items in foreign language.

Thank weregypsies
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This has to be one of the more impressive stores I've ever seen. Along with a decent English-language section, Eslite also has floors of boutiques that have very nice, high quality, upper-end goods at a fair price across the retail spectrum. Add in a food...More

Thank MKB1701
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Eslite in Taipei for the first time. It is obviously very big. Easy and nice to walk around. However the selection of book is not as good as expected. It is more like department store rather than book store - trendy perhaps. The coffee...More

Thank SamuelW200
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My 2nd and more thorough visit, and alas not a better one Started from the top floor at 6th and it's restaurants. 5th floor is lifestyle and kids. I think it's good to place kids there for half a day. 4th floor is stationery. 3rd...More

1  Thank bcheong
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Since i first visited this bookshop several years ago, there has been a increasing fall off in the variety and scope of English lamguage books. This year it has reached a point where I will no longer be making the trip to Xinyi to seek...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Walked around the six floors and saw lots of different unique items for sale. Majority of the sales people spoke little to no English but were very friendly and helpful. You have to go down to B1 and B2 to find all the places to...More

1  Thank 645reubeng
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Eslite bookstore is not just a bookstore, it's a hip place where you could find trendy stuff there. The food court and restaurants there let you stay in the building whole day. Though most of the books are in chinese, there're different shops selling trendy...More

Thank Minna1228
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Its a nice bookstore and shopping centre to spend a lazy afternoon away. There are restaurants inside the shopping centre and there are some nice things sold there.

Thank tcakoh
Reviewed 24 May 2017

im not a book lover.. ended up i did bought a book from Eslite and its published just 2 weeks ago. Books that are fresh from oven also can find there. Awesome bookstore it is.

Thank Wallace K
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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?