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Eslite Xinyi bookstore in Taipei struggling due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Eslite Xinyi Store in Taipei is grappling with a slump in sales as it tries to weather the COVID-19 crisis that has dealt a blow to the 24-hour bookstore. Located i...

Taiwan’s Eslite shutters Shenzhen store due to pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eslite Spectrum, a subsidiary of Eslite Bookstore, announced on Friday (July 3) that it is closing its branch in Shenzhen due to gloomy predictions of profitability, partl...

Lights out for IKEA Taoyuan branch in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — IKEA’s Taoyuan branch is bidding farewell to the public after 15 years and making way for a new store set to open later this year. The branch, located on Zhongsha...

KTV chain locations suspended for failing inspections after deadly Taipei fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a deadly fire broke out at a KTV parlor, claiming five lives, four of the popular chain's Taipei locations have been suspended after failing fire safety inspecti...

Eslite Xinyi to take over role as Taiwan’s 24-hour bookstore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Readers hoping to browse through books at 3 o’clock in the morning will soon have to head for Taipei City’s upmarket Xinyi shopping district, the Eslite bookst...

Taiwan's Eslite likely to turn Xinyi or Nanxi store into 24-hour outlet

Eslite Spectrum Corp., which runs the popular Eslite bookstore chain in Taiwan, said Saturday (April 18) it is likely to choose between its Xinyi and Nanxi outlet to succeed its Dunnan store as the ch...

World's first 24-hour bookstore to close after 30 years in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first 24-hour bookstore in the world, Eslite's Dunnan branch, has decided to end operations on May 31, 2020, after accompanying Taipei residents for 30 years. T...

Eslite to host summer events for kids in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eslite bookstores in Taipei have launched a series of summer events for children through September 26 featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The events include music, danci...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, February 16-24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As always there are tons of interesting events happening all around Taipei this month. For those looking to experience what the city has to offer, here are some suggested ...

Taiwan’s Eslite Bookstore to make inroads into Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic bookstore chain Eslite (誠品) has announced plans to tap into the Japanese market in what it called a “new starting point for cross-culture ventu...

Dalton School seeks to toss sex abuse suit by former student

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A prestigious New York City private school says it can't be held accountable for the alleged sexual abuse of a 14-year-old student by a former headmaster. In cour...

Taiwan bookstore to stay open 24H to showcase Osamu Tezuka's anime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Eslite Bookstore announced that its Dunnan location will stay open 24 hours from July 13 to Sept. 2 to celebrate and showcase the work of famous anime artist, Osamu Tezuka....

The Latest: School says it takes sexual abuse seriously

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit accusing a former headmaster at the Dalton School of sexual abuse (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A spokeswoman for a prest...

Lights out for Taiwan’s Iconic Dunnan Eslite bookstore in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s landmark bookstore chain Eslite is closing its 24-hour Dunnan branch, one of its iconic flagship stores, in 2020 due to the end of the lease for the buildin...