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Eslite Bookstore (Xinyi location)

505 Reviews
Ranked No. 13 in Taipei Can't Miss Attractions
Liked by 35
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: No. 11, Songgao Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City
Phone: +886-2-87893388

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Chengpin Bookstore (Eslite Bookstore) is a large bookstore chain in Taiwan, founded by Wu Qingyou on January 24, 1989 in Taipei City. At the beginning, it mainly sells books in the arts and humanities. After that, it is transformed into a comprehensive bookstore. It is operated by the combination of shopping malls and "humanities, art, creativity, and culture". "Life" is a core value, and its business includes department stores, retail, culture and art, hotels and real estate operations. The company name is Seibon Co., Ltd. The English name is eslite, quoted from the ancient French characters, is the meaning of the English language. Seiho shoten has branches in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Japan.

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Eslite Bookstore integrates books, shopping, apparel, and fine dining into one. It used the "chain but not duplicate" Eslite experience to create a cultural brand for Taipei urban imagery and lifestyle, and in the process it became a trend-setting international cultural exchange platform. Eslite Bookstore holds various exchange activities year round such as new-book launch, old-book auctions, performance arts, etc. This serves to build a closer relationship between readers and the store. Different book zones are designed with different atmospheres. The second floor's magazine and new-book zone is designed with a rotation motif that conveys a sense of diversity.
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