Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) A Taiwanese bookstore, the Eslite Dunnan Store in Taipei, has been listed on CNN’s list of the “world’s coolest bookstores.”
In an article published Aug. 4 on the CNN website, the Eslite store on Taipei’s Dunhua South Road was chosen as one of the world’s 17 coolest bookstores by the cable news network.
“In 1999, the first Eslite bookstore delighted the city of Taipei by staying open 24 hours a day,” according to the article.
“But the 17,000-square-meter store really made its name by stocking an impressive multi-language array of books and magazines,” the article says.
It went on to mention two other Eslite bookstore branches — the Eslite Xinyi Store, Taiwan’s largest bookstore, and the Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store, which includes a bookstore, movie theater, performance hall and retail outlets.
Among the other bookstores on the list are Shakespeare and Company in Paris; El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing, China; Assouline Venezia in Venice, Italy; Livraria Lello in Porto, Portugal; and Boekhandel Dominicanen in Maastricht, Netherlands.
(By Christie Chen)