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Eslite Bookstore Dunhua

2F, No.245, Sec.1, Tunhua South Road, Da'an Dist, Taipei 106, Taiwan
+886 2 2775 5977
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The First 24hr Bookstore in Taiwan Remains the Number One Bookstore on the Island

More than a decade ago, Eslite Bookstore Dunhua became the 7-11 of Bookstores, opening for 24 hours... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
vajragururinpoche
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Yilan, Taiwan
24hrs just for the bookstore

We visited this bookstore in the morning hoping to browse the children’s section. Unfortunately, we... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2018
steve1118
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Shanghai, China
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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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2F, No.245, Sec.1, Tunhua South Road, Da'an Dist, Taipei 106, Taiwan
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+886 2 2775 5977
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

More than a decade ago, Eslite Bookstore Dunhua became the 7-11 of Bookstores, opening for 24 hours a day. Nowadays, despite most books being bought and sold online, the Eslite Dunhua Bookstore is still impressive with its books, shops, and just a relaxing atmosphere to...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We visited this bookstore in the morning hoping to browse the children’s section. Unfortunately, we did not realize that the department store sections including children’s books are not open until 11am. The bookstore is impressive and I wish I had more time to browse. For...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

This bookstore is easily assessable by the metro. It is open 24 hours and the size of the store is huge. There are 5 floors and also the buildings have a few restaurants. There is a cafe inside the bookstore. The books are segregated into...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This 24 hours Eslite has almost everything a books lover could ask for. It covers 5 floors and has a few restaurants. The books are mainly Chinese books but there is also quite a good selection of English books. A good place to hang round...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This bookstore is located within walking distance from my hotel. I like how there’s a reading area for shoppers to sit down comfortably to browse through the books before buying. A really nice ambient for buying not just books. There are apparels,bags and jewelleries at...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Books + 24 hours open! How could anyone not love this place? I wish there were more bookstores like this all over the world. Great collection of titles, people were genuinely interested in reading and not just hanging out and taking advantage of the space...More

Thank Muryan6
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

24-hour bookstore...very cool idea. The thing is... most people are just there to read and...they are sitting on the steps, floor...anywhere, really. They either need to set up benches/chairs...or they need to tell people to stop sitting on the stairs and floor. Some kids were...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Most of the selection are in mandarin but you get a good collection of the latest offerings in English too. Best part is when you're done with all that night markets you can just head on over and satisfying the bookworm in you for it...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Eslite Dunhua has more than 5 floors with food, stationeries, local products (e.g. Tea) and record store which open daily until 10pm. The main attraction is the 24 hours bookstore on second floor with all the latest local titles and foreign language books. Worth a...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Taipei has lots of Eslite book stores but be reminded that NOT every one of them opens 24 x 7. Therefore. if you wanna save time for daytime sightseeing and only visit Eslite in night, make sure you visit Eslite official webpage to check the...More

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Response from thatgirlher | Reviewed this property |
It is the 'Taipei 101' mrt station and a 15 minute walk from there. As you leave the mrt station check the map. My advice would be head for the building that has a massive clock on top of it. Worth the journey :)
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