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Eslite Taipei bookstore to close

Eslite Taipei, the world’s first 24-hour bookstore, is scheduled to shut down next year.

Bookstore Eslite plans to enter Japan

Taiwanese bookstore chain Eslite is planning to expand into Japan.

Taiwan’s Eslite Bookstore founder dies

Robert Wu Ching-yu, the Eslite Bookstore founder who introduced the novelty of a 24-hour bookshop to Taipei, has died.

Eslite China makes debut in Suzhou

The first Eslite China bookshop has opened in Suzhou in a high profile event featuring some of China’s most famous writers and artists.

Eslite Hong Kong adds second store

Taiwanese book retailer Eslite is to open a second Hong Kong megastore – this one in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Chinese bookstores rank among ‘world’s coolest’

Three Greater Chinese bookstores have been ranked amongst ‘the world’s coolest’ by US-based global news organisation CNN.

Giant Chengdu book store opens

Award-winning book retailer Fang Suo Commune has opened another stunning store – this time in Chengdu, China.

Iittala expands to Taiwan

Scandinavian lifestyle design brand Iittala has opened its first store in Taiwan. The shop is located in the Eslite Xinyi bookstore, which combines fashion, gourmet, lifestyle, design and culture and is located in the main business, financial and shopping district of Taipei, Taiwan. Iittala, owned by Fiskars Corporation, is a Finnish design brand specialising in design objects, tableware and cookware. Expanding the Iittala and Royal Copenhagen branded retail networks in key Asian market…

Beijing’s first 24-hour bookstore opens

Sanlian Taofen Bookstore is the first 24-hours bookstore to open in the capital city of China. It spans 1500 sqm and is operated by SDX Joint Publishing Company. The bookstore is inspired by Taiwanese bookstore chain Eslite which also operates 24 hour stores at home and in Hong Kong. It says that while it is inspired by Eslite, it will not include galleries, restaurants, or flower shops in its offer.

Book chain Eslite bullish

Taiwanese bookstore chain Eslite expects revenue this year to grow 7.7 per cent to more than NT$14 billion (US$461.34 million). The good performance of its first overseas store in Hong Kong as well as its local stores are driving optimism about its trading outlook. Having made its first offshore foray to Hong Kong in 2012, Eslite is now setting its eyes on expanding its presence in China by opening in Shanghai and Suzhou by 2015. And it plans two to three stores annually for the domesti…

Eslite entering China

Taiwanese bookstore chain confirms opening in Shanghai in 2015.

Eslite store for China

Taiwanese bookstore to open in Suzhou.


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